Welcome to another wonderful issue. To quote CS Lewis, “The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.” Hence, this is why this magazine is so important. Pass it on to someone so they can learn about cancer, even if they feel it’s not relevant to them.
When I read our Super Survivor stories (we have an Iron Man on the cover), I’m always reminded that “Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.”
Read about bone health, food safety and how to stop those bad habits now because “The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.”
I had such fun writing about The A-Team (multi-disciplinary teams) that ensure your health safety. Bringing to mind another great thought from CS Lewis, “A pleasure is not full grown until it is remembered.” And when I look at 25 years of breast cancer treatment and see how much allied care and exercise post treatment plays such a fundamental role in healing, I realise “It’s funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different. Reality is not neat, not obvious, not what you expect.”
So, share these stories and become a buddy because “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
Your Buddie For Life
Prof Carol-Ann Benn
IN THIS ISSUE
In the Apr-May issue of Oncology Buddies Lincoln Chipembere, a testicular cancer survivor, shares his story with us. Read how he, with the extraordinary support from his fiancé, has navigated his way through his recent diagnosis in Making every shot count.
Wendy Vermaak’s article Defining fitness and physical activity levels is so interesting and gives insight on how to measure your levels. While oncology pharmacist, Lailaa Cajee, educates us on Drug safety in the home which in turn also contributes to a healthier you.
Word For Word Media are proud to present a new navigational concept, The 2022 Big Survivor’s Guide, to assist you, the patient, through the strenuous times and guide you through all the humps and bumps and prepare you with the many questions you need answered. Let’s walk and talk through diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.