Celebrate your age out loud is this issue’s theme and with that Avril de Beer explains How age plays a role in your treatment. Keeping age in mind, Ana Costa was surprised at how well her husband, Norberto, aged 65, has done during chemotherapy. Read their sweet story A real give and take.
I love how Dirk Human speaks openly about how his diagnosis caused him to feel depressed and how he quickly learnt the importance of sharing what he was feeling with his family for them to better understand what he was going through. Read Open and upfront in our special feature Oncology Man, plus Men in Crisis where Dr Chris van den Berg expands on the mental health of South African men.
Campaigning for Cancer gives sound advice to ensure you Get the best possible treatment, while GIST Support International educate us on Gastrointesrinal stromal tumours: frequently asked questions.
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To honour Men’s Health Month (June), we feature Dr Langa Mbhele, a male breast cancer survivor on the cover, who admits that if his wife didn’t push him to get his nipple discharge seen to, he would have delayed it as much as possible. He also tells us about the transition From doctor to patient.
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.