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.

Making a brotherhood for male cancer survivors

We chat to prostate cancer survivor, David Lucas, who was recently selected as one of South Africa’s 2022 CANSA Relay For Life Global Hero of Hope. David Lucas (64) lives in Ennerdale, Gauteng with his wife. They have three children and five grandchildren. Diagnosis David was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2011 by chance. “I [...]

Prostate cancer terminology

Dr Shivona Moodley expands on the common terminology that is used in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer (PC) is the second most common cancer in men with 1,4 million new cases being diagnosed in 2020, according to GLOBOCAN statistics. Southern Africa had the third highest worldwide mortality rates from PC. In South Africa, the National Cancer [...]

Andreas’ journey of hope

Andreas Kleynhans was first diagnosed with prostate cancer and then oesophageal cancer. He explains that how you think about your cancer determines your experience, adding that he decided to make something positive of it. Andreas Kleynhans (54) lives in Linden, Gauteng.  Prostate cancer  In March 2021, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer (Grade 1, slow-growing, small) after [...]

PSA vs DRE

We hear the pros and cons of the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test and digital rectal exam (DRE) for prostate cancer screening. With prostate cancer predicted to be the most common cancer in SA by 2030, more men are choosing to go for screening to ensure early detection. If detected early, prostate cancer is potentially curable.  The Prostate [...]