We are beyond excited to introduce a new brand extension to Oncology Buddies: Oncology MAN. We believe that this is not only a necessity but also a true testament to the phenomenal men out there, affected by cancer. In Oncology Buddies, we have always had a special place For The Boys and their Guy Talk, breaking many societal standards about male cancers, where men had the courage to talk about their experiences. 

We’ve responded to our audience’s call to have more of these honest and inspiring male stories. Oncology MAN will allow for more authentic male patient stories as well as the latest cutting-edge treatment options. 

We thank our supporters who understand the value and see the vision of the impact of giving South African men a voice in the cancer arena. Without their sponsorship, this would not be a reality. 

South African men have a tough exterior and understanding the true stories behind this is of upmost importance for men to feel heard, informed and a place where vulnerability is seen as the true strength that it is. Oncology Man is that place. 

Oncology Man would like to share an important video on prostate cancer from experts. This video is sponsored by Astellas.

Hope found in testicular prostheses

Dr Kent Pluke, a urologist, gives us a brief rundown of testicular cancer and shares the hope that testicular prostheses give men regarding positive body image and confidence. You can listen to this article below, or by using your favourite podcast player at pod.link/oncologybuddies Testicular cancer unpacked Testicular cancer represents only 1% of male cancers [...]

How is prostate cancer diagnosed?

Dr Shauli Minkowitz navigates the diagnostic landscape of prostate cancer in 10 easy steps. You can listen to this article below, or by using your favourite podcast player at pod.link/oncologybuddies Prostate cancer, a prevalent health concern among all aging men especially black South Africans, demands early detection for effective management. The diagnostic journey often involves [...]

Jeff Kirby-Smith – The experience was a wake-up call

Jeff Kirby-Smith shares how his prostate cancer diagnosis prompted four of his friends to get their PSA levels tested, and advocates the importance of the urologist and oncologist working well together. You can listen to this article below, or by using your favourite podcast player at pod.link/oncologybuddies Jeff Kirby-Smith (67) lives in Johannesburg, Gauteng with [...]

NuAngle Medical – Light at the end of the tunnel

An expert’s insight into erectile dysfunction and urinary stress incontinence. You can listen to this article below, or by using your favourite podcast player at pod.link/oncologybuddies EDUCATION FOR SA ONE-ON-ONE As part of our preparations to welcome Dr Shah to South Africa, local Urologists assisted by NuAngle Medical have been participating in a series of [...]

Sputnik Ratau – Sharing our experiences is important

 Sputnik Ratau explains why he is open to share his experience of prostate cancer in hopes of other men learning what to look out for. You can listen to this article below, or by using your favourite podcast player at pod.link/oncologybuddies Sputnik Ratau (65) lives in Johannesburg, Gauteng. He is a widower with six children and three [...]

Mental health – Men in crisis

Dr Chris van den Berg expands on the mental health of South African men. You can listen to this article below, or by using your favourite podcast player at pod.link/oncologybuddies My own awakening about the mental health crisis in South African men happened when viewing a statistic: an average of 14-18 South African men die [...]