Apr/May 2021 – The art of authenticity

Can you believe it’s April already? In the sage words of Mary Poppins, “When the world turns upside down, the best thing to do is to turn right along with it.” This applies to all of us as we continue with this strange new world of social distances and masks, and who better have we learnt about bravery and keeping your “Head up and feet beneath you” than our Super Survivor.

Read how being informed and survivorship can make this journey easier. I have tried to do the massive subject of complementary care justice but have merely opened the cover to further informative sessions. I love the nutritional advice; soya such an important ‘food group’, the ‘ketchup’ of adults. 

So, remember a “A cover is not the book, so open it up and have a look” at this informative 50th issue. Yes, you read correctly, 50th issue! What a great milestone! 

And, proof that “Everything is possible even the impossible.”

Your Buddie For Life
Prof Carol-Ann Benn

Cover photo by Chantal Drummond Photography | chantaldphoto.co.za

Location: Meyersdal Eco Estate, Gauteng.

Celebrating 50 issues!

In this issue

Super Survivor

Avumile Solundwana – Authentic, through and through

Bright-smiled, Avumile Solundwana, speaks candidly about having male breast cancer and how ever since having ...


Can I eat soya products if I have/had breast cancer?

Dietitian, Annica Rust, explains the controversy surrounding soya consumption and breast cancer. Soya is a plant-based ...

Yab’s beard against breast cancer

In the month of October, Yusuf Ahmen Bulbulia, better known as Yab, dyes his beard ...


Top 10 movies about cancer

We asked our Facebook fans to share their favourite movies about cancer. So, get your ...

Lymphoedema, rehabilitation and the breast cancer patient

PORi oncology and breast cancer rehabilitation therapist, Gabriella Kourie, highlights lymphoedema and the importance of ...

Understanding bone metastases

Radiotherapist, René Botha, educates us on how bone metastases form, the common symptoms and treatment options. ...


CLICK HERE to enter the Breast Health Foundation’s Breast Raffle and stand a chance to ...

OTC and prescription medication misuse

Dr Michelle King educates us about OTC and prescription medication misuse, especially pain medication containing ...


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1st Prize R50 000.00 cash
2nd Prize R20 000.00 cash
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All monies raised will be in aid of Breast Health Foundation and its patient navigation program.


A spoon full of sugar makes the medicine go down

Is complementary care the spoon full of sugar that makes the medicine go down? Prof ...

United in expanding healthcare access

We chat to Ruth Lewin, Head of Corporate Sustainability at Discovery, and Louise Turner, COO ...

Online Features

Nutritional support during cancer treatment

We learn how nutritional support can help manage side effects during cancer treatment. A cancer ...

Word For Word Media, the publishers of Buddies For Life and Oncology Buddies, present the 2021 BIG C SURVIVOR’S GUIDE.

Your annual comprehensive directory of all the information that you, the patient and/or family, seek out. It is the only of its kind in South Africa.

Click on the cover to view the latest issue of Oncology Buddies and the 2021 edition of the Big C Survivor’s Guide.