Can you believe this is the last issue of 2021? Let’s be proud of ourselves for getting this far, this year hasn’t been easy but as usual we prove just how resilient we can be.
We are excited to announce the first winners of the Exceptional Nurse competition: Sister Andrea Brummer and her patient, Stanley Rens. Read more about them in A give and take of kindness. Remember the competition runs for two more issues so there are still two more getaways to win!
The theme for this issue is Family Ties, so we have a focus on genetics. Read Inherited genetic predisposition to prostate cancer and Genetic testing of embryos by genetic counsellors Sarah Walters and Kelly Loggenberg respectively.
We also highlight cervical cancer with Boitumelo Makhathini sharing her story in Dealing with early stage cervical cancer. Dr Daleen Geldenhuys helps us understand Treating metastatic cervical cancer while Dr Summaya Ebrahim expands on What is a cone biopsy?
We are also thrilled to report back on the Haematology in Action conference; it was so great to see part of the cancer community in person.
May you have a wonderful December and here is to a great 2022!
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