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Any woman (and even men) can get breast cancer which is why it is so important to know about the disease and know about all potential treatments. It is often not clear why some people get cancer and others do not, and the more we learn about the disease, the better we get at curing it. Read more…

RSS Cancer Alliance

  • SA’S MEDICINE PATENT LAWS MUST BE CHANGED
    SA’S MEDICINE PATENT LAWS MUST BE CHANGED Cancer Alliance – INTERVIEW SALOME MEYER SABC TV interviewed Salome Meyer from the Cancer Alliance on the problems around the cost of cancer medications, particularly Herceptin (trastuzumab), an important drug used for certain types of breast cancer. The post SA’S MEDICINE PATENT LAWS MUST BE CHANGED appeared first […]
  • Gauteng’s Oncology Crisis
    Gauteng’s Oncology Crisis Cancer Alliance It’s a story often repeated in South Africa’s neglected public healthcare system: old equipment, untrained staff, and a general lack of resources. In Gauteng, it’s a story that’s grown to reveal an unprecedented level of crisis.  The province’s only two oncology radiation units are creaking under the strain of overwhelming […]

RSS CANSA – The Cancer Association of South Africa

  • Post Your ‘Close the Gap in Cancer Care’ Video for World Cancer Day
    This World Cancer Day, you can learn about how to close the gap in cancer care. The first year of the #CloseTheCareGap campaign is about understanding and recognising the inequities in cancer care around the globe and in our own country. It’s about having an open mind, challenging assumptions and looking at the hard facts. […]
  • Don’t Let Cancer Get Under Your Skin
    As part of its 2022 SunSmart health awareness campaign, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is hosting free FotoFinder and skin examinations, sponsored by Novartis, in: Roodepoort – 13 January, Vredendal – 17 January, Springbok – 21 and 22 January, Rustenburg – 27 January and Nelspruit – 27 January. Appointments can be booked through […]

RSS Fix The Patent Laws

  • The time to Fix South Africa’s Patent Laws is now! 
    Media Statement: Thousands are dying and suffering because they can’t access patented medicines. The time to Fix South Africa’s Patent Laws is now!  8 November 2021 — Activists from the Fix The Patent Laws Campaign will march to the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) tomorrow 9 November 2021 to urge the government to […]
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: ACTIVISTS TO MARCH TO DTIC TO #FIXPATENTLAW ON 9 NOV 2021
    MEDIA ADVISORY: ACTIVISTS TO MARCH TO DEPARTMENT OF TRADE, INDUSTRY AND COMPETITION TO #FIXPATENTLAW ON 9 NOV 2021 People in South Africa are needlessly suffering and dying because many patented medicines are unaffordable. The time to Fix South Africa’s Patent Laws is now!  5 November 2021 — Activists from the Fix The Patent Laws Campaign […]

RSS Reach for Recovery

  • REACH FOR RECOVERY CAPE PENINSULA BRANCH LAUNCHES THEIR FIRST MASTECTOMY BRA
    As from mid-October, the Cape Peninsula branch of Reach for Recovery will be providing subsidized mastectomy bras to state patients who receive prostheses from them through the Cape Peninsula branch of The Ditto Project. The bra will cost patients between R150-00 to R200-00 (dependent on size). “State patients do not have the luxury of shopping […]
  • REAL TIME HEROES TO BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS
    The tireless work of South African non-profit organisation Reach for Recovery (R4R) is funded each year by the Power of Pink campaign, a South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association’s (SAMFA) initiative. R1 from every pink punnet of fresh mushrooms sold nationally at Pick n Pay stores during October is donated to R4R’s Ditto Project.  The sole […]