December 1, 2023 Word for Word Media

Cecile Booth shares a valuable check-list for planning your holiday during treatment.

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When you are on the cancer journey so much of your daily life and mental energy revolve around doctors’ appointments and your treatment schedule. Sometimes you need to say bon voyage to the doctors and treatment, and hello to some relaxation and fun. Holidays are known to help us feel less stressed and cope better with various life situations, which includes symptoms of cancer or the side effects of treatment….

September 29, 2023 Word for Word Media

How do you find your inner calm in the face of a cancer diagnosis and treatment? Avril de Beer suggests a few ideas.

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Being diagnosed with cancer is a life-altering experience giving rise to distress, emotional turmoil, and feelings of helplessness. Fear of the unknown is ignited when your doctor explains your treatment plan with its unfamiliar terms and the odd-sounding names of different types of chemotherapy. It takes time to work through your emotions and to accept that you have cancer….

May 31, 2023 Word for Word Media

Louw-Mari Nell speaks openly about losing her youngest sister, Liezl, to lung cancer and how this has driven her to help grieving families by starting Adapt Estate Administration without prolonging or deepening their sense of loss.

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Louw-Mari Nell (45) lives in Randburg, Gauteng. When Liezl was diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer in November 2019, all three sisters, Louw-Mari, Bernadette and Liezl, were living together. Liezl’s two older sisters were beside her every step of the way until her passing in April 2022.  Notwithstanding that Louw-Mari is…

March 31, 2023 Word for Word Media

Avril de Beer explains the support advantages for your child when you inform their teacher about your cancer diagnosis.

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A cancer diagnosis is a life-altering experience. Every aspect of your life is affected by your diagnosis and your treatment. You might feel sad, overwhelmed, and scared. As a parent, you might be worried about the impact of your diagnosis and treatment on your children’s lives. Since your children spend most of their waking hours at school, their teachers are in the best…