Welcome to the first issue for 2023; the theme being The power of belonging. We couldn’t have asked for a better Cancer Warrior to start the year off than that of metastatic kidney cancer warrior, Riaan Baatjies; some stories touch you in a deeper way, especially when courage and awareness outweighs the obstacle. Read his story, I belong here and now.
Dr Daleen Geldhenhuys educates on Kidney cancer while Dr Lucille Sarah Singh explains What CAR T-cell therapy is, and how it will fit in the SA healthcare system.
We are pleased to hear that Lenalidomide has been added to the Essential Medicine List; Salomé Meyer from The Cancer Alliance helps us grasp why this is such a big win for advocacy, and how it changes treatment for multiple myeloma patients in the public sector.
Sleep disorders in cancer are common; Dr Michelle King explains what the causes could be and encourages sharing these issues with your treating doctor for better quality of life.
Hope you enjoy this issue.
Welcome to the first issue for 2023; the theme being The power of belonging. We have three survivor stories that proves there is power in belonging (not that we ever thought otherwise). Read more here.
Word For Word Media are pleased to present The 2023 Big C Survivor’s Guide, with the focus being the top five cancers
in South African women and men. We have also included the top five cancers affecting children. 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.