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  • Love of a very rare find – David and Beulah Jankelowitz March 26, 2018
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  • Throat cancer March 26, 2018
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  • Sisters fight cervical cancer simultaneously March 26, 2018
    It’s hard to imagine that cervical cancer affected the lives of two sisters in the same year, and in very different ways. Sisters, Alrita Groenewald and Tessa Supra, share their rare but moving story. The younger sister Alrita (41) was given less than 30% chance of survival, while her sister  Tessa Supra (46) chose to […]
  • The need for intimacy is ageless March 26, 2018
    Sex is a powerful emotional experience and improves general health and well-being. Though, if you’re over the age of 60, sex can present challenges. Nonetheless, it’s possible, with better understanding and an open mind, for couples to have a physically and emotionally fulfilling sex life. Natural changes Naturally, sex might be different  when you’re 70 […]
  • Multiple myeloma March 26, 2018
    Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month is March; with that Dr Ronwyn van Eeden underlines what type of cancer it is, how it is caused and treated. What is multiple myeloma? Bone marrow is a spongy type material found inside our larger bones, such as the sternum, ribs, skull, hips and the long bones of arms and […]
  • Being alive – Kate Paterson March 26, 2018
    Kate Paterson (31) recollects the days of her autologous stem cell transplant and high-dose chemotherapy. The first time I was allowed outside was a Sunday morning. The skeleton staff nurses delivered the results of my 2am blood tests without ceremony. I snuck a peek. My white cell count had been building slowly but fiercely from […]
  • Free oral, head and neck cancer screenings March 26, 2018
    Considering the 20th annual Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW), held during 8-15 April, Life Groenkloof Hospital Medical Centre: Suite 110 Groenkloof 0181 will be offering free cancer screenings from 8:00 to 18:00 on 11 April 2018.   In 2018, it is estimated that there will be more than 120,000 new cases of oral, […]
  • What to do at your first oncology visit February 7, 2018
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  • Tax implications of medical costs February 7, 2018
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  • Pembrolizumab approved in SA February 7, 2018
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  • Fighting cancer with hope February 7, 2018
    An Bakkes’ story is set to change the lives of mothers facing the trauma of a cancer diagnosis. Diagnosed during first pregnancy At the age of 34, An was diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma metastatic cancer. She was pregnant with her first child. The shock of the diagnosis was one that her doctor couldn’t bear […]
  • Autologous stem cell transplant explained February 7, 2018
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  • Gastrointestinal toxicity of radiation therapy February 7, 2018
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  • The voice within – Cynthia Rawcliffe February 7, 2018
    Cynthia Rawcliffe speaks about the highs and lows of her thyroid cancer diagnosis. The post The voice within – Cynthia Rawcliffe appeared first on Oncology Buddies.
  • Ahmed Kathrada Cancer Institute December 4, 2017
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