We are so excited to present the Feb-March issue. Our theme is The language of love and as we know “Love makes the world go round” and when facing a cancer diagnosis, love can make all the difference. We see this in Albert Kokota’s story, Family – where love never ends, how his family stood by him once diagnosed with multiple myeloma.
To help us understand exactly what multiple myeloma is, Dr Lucille Sarah Singh explains The maladies of multiple myeloma. Staying with haematology, Dr Philippa Ashmore answers the question Is there hope for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia patients?
The second winners of the Exceptional Nurse competition have been annouced. Congratulations to Sister Sinah Mokale and breast cancer survivor, Lizzy Kodisang. Their energetic love for each other translates beautifully in Ntja – my dog, my buddy.
It was a great honour to interview Prof Lynette Denny who was awarded the Order of the Baobab last year. Read more about her achievement in Cervical cancer researcher awarded.
We also look at ovarian cancer with Dr Trudy Smith educating us on the Advances in treating ovarian cancer. Plus, a helpful ovarian cancer patient journey.
Hope you enjoy this issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together.
IN THIS ISSUE
We learn how nutritional support can help manage side effects during cancer treatment.
The Feb/March issue of Buddies For Life features Andre and Hillary Frans’ and how the love for each other was reignited when Super Survivor, Hillary, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Cecile Booth unpacks The five love languages and how they play a role in the support you get from family and friends. Lara Noik writes another brilliant piece The world of fear and the world of love. Breast cancer survivor, Babette Labuschagne, speaks candidly about What not to say to a breast cancer patient while Dr Dirk Steyn elaborates on Bone health in breast cancer patients and Discovery Health educates on The ins and outs of the oncology benefit.
Word For Word Media are proud to present a new navigational concept, The 2022 Big Survivor’s Guide, to assist you, the patient, through the strenuous times and guide you through all the humps and bumps and prepare you with the many questions you need answered. Let’s walk and talk through diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.