Resources

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

  • Look After Your Own
    Corporate Wellness Week takes place, 4 to 8 July 2022 and CANSA urges employers to look after their own, by inviting CANSA to the workplace to offer cancer screening and education around recognising the symptoms of cancer and lowering personal cancer risk. Screening also helps identify risk for non-communicable diseases such as heart disease and […]
  • CANSA Men Supporting Men Cancer Support group – 25 June 2022
    Join the CANSA Men Supporting Men Cancer Support group on 25 June 2022 from 9 00 to 10 00...

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

  • Jenny Cairns
    How long ago did you have breast cancer? 4 years - in May 2018 How did you discover that you had breast cancer? Share your personal cancer story. Three days before Mother's day in 2018 I went for a mammogram. It was a Thursday morning […]
  • Geri Debideen
    How long ago did you have breast cancer? I was diagnosed in Sept 2016. How did you discover that you had breast cancer? Share your personal cancer story. I got the flu and thereafter pneumonia. After that, I contracted double pneumonia, after which my doctor sent […]