JuneJuly 2023: Celebrate your age out loud

What better way to Celebrate your age out loud than with a playlist. I survived COVID by switching off the radio and becoming the playlist queen. 

So, send your playlists, let’s celebrate life and aging. How about Glory Days (Bruce Springsteen)? Celebrate aging with Grandma’s Hands (Bill Withers), or In Our Old Age (Kenny Rogers).

Are we all battling to exercise as we age? Let Gabi Kourie assist to the beat of Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran), God Only Knows (The Beach Boys) or Dance With Me Tonight (Olly Murs), no matter that (we) I Just Don’t Look Good Naked Anymore”(Snake Oil Willie Band).

Our Super Survivor is a gentleman; it’s always important to remember that breast cancer affects all; Old Grand Dad (Fats Waller) or something from Men at Work here.

I looked at those hard-to-detect, mysterious cancers; listen to Mystery (Modern Talking). Like Kool And The Gang (Celebration), let’s celebrate life as “life should not just be lived but celebrated.”

Your Buddie For Life
Prof Carol-Ann Benn


Dr Langa Mbhele – From doctor to patient

Dr Langa Mbhele tells us how his breast cancer was caught early due to his ...


Yoliswa Mahlinza – The smallest things matter the most

Yoliswa Mahlinza, a young mother of two, tells us her journey of being diagnosed with ...

Exercise for the elderly population

Gabriella Kourie advocates that it’s never too late for the elderly to start exercising and ...

Tips to prevent malnutrition

Berna Harmse explains malnutrition in the context of cancer care and how to avoid it. ...

Natalie Cutten – I like myself more after breast cancer

Natalie Cutten tells us how after facing breast cancer treatment, she likes herself more and ...


Explaining diseases to children

It's never easy to be the bearer of bad news; with that Dr Gloria Tshimbidi ...

Dry brushing for lymphoedema management

Jennifer Dunn educates us on the self-management technique of dry brushing that can be used ...

Can men have mammograms?

Dr Peter Schoub outlines breast cancer in men and explains that male breast screening includes ...

The mystical aggressor: phyllodes tumours

Dr Phumudzo Ndwambi demystifies the mystical aggressor: phyllodes tumours. You can listen to this article ...

The kindness of knitting

The ATKV Sasolburg branch donated drain bags, beanies and blankets to the Breast Health Foundation. ...

BHF News JuneJuly 2023


Side effects of hormone therapy in men

Despite only a few published studies that have specifically evaluated the differences in side effects ...

Unseen and hard-to-detect breast cancers

Prof Carol-Ann Benn likens unseen and hard-to-detect breast cancers to a good murder mystery story ...


Celebrate your age out loud is this issue’s theme and keeping age in mind, Ana Costa was surprised at how well her husband, Norberto, aged 65, has done during chemotherapy. Read their sweet story A real give and take.

Word For Word Media are pleased to present The 2023 Big C Survivor’s Guide, with the focus being the top five cancers
in South African women and men
. We have also included the top five cancers affecting children. To all the survivors, our hope is that this booklet will assist in your journey, no matter how big or small, as long as you know you are not alone; we are here for you, we are oncology buddies.