We are pleased to present The 2023 Big C Survivor’s Guide, with the focus being the top five cancers in South African men and women. We have used the National Cancer Registry’s 2019 data which shows that the top five cancers affecting South African women are:
- Breast cancer (23.22%)
- Cervical cancer (15.85%)
- Colorectal cancer (4.46%)
- Uterine cancer (3.6%)
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (2.25%)
The top five cancers affecting South African men are:
- Prostate cancer (25.29%)
- Colorectal cancer (5.63%)
- Lung cancer (4.01%)
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (3.2%)
- Melanoma (2.74%)
*Note, the stats as per NCR 2019, excludes non-melanoma skin cancers.
We have also included the top five cancers affecting children.
We thank each medical expert who has contributed valuable information that explains each cancer and what the treatment pathway may look like. Your willingness in assisting us in so appreciated.
Thank you to the loyal advertisers who have partnered with us in bringing patient-centric information to the forefront and of course to Medipost for their ongoing support.
To all the survivors, our hope is that this booklet will assist in your journey, no matter how big or small, as long as you know you are not alone; we are here for you, we are oncology buddies.
The Publishing Team