Wednesday , 21 February 2018

Breast Cancer treatments, are they available? Can breast cancer be treated?

breast-cancer-illustration - Can breast cancer be treated - What Breast Cancer treatments available

If you or someone you love is diagnosed with breast cancer the chances are you have to spend a lot of time in different doctors’ offices, and all the doctors will discuss different types of breast cancer treatments. Breast cancer management relies on a firm foundation of a multi-disciplinary team. What that means is that every doctor involved in cancer …

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What are the symptoms of breast cancer?

Breast Cancer Symptoms & self-examination - discharge from nipple, breast retraction, breast fulness or puckering

There is no definite symptom which means that you definitely have breast cancer. Most of the symptoms which are related to breast cancer are also present with non-cancer problems, so it is important not to panic if you develop a problem but to ensure you get it checked out. If you have breast cancer will you feel a lump? Most …

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Breast Cancer in Men – Is it Possible?

men with breast cancer - breast cancer in men

How common is breast cancer in men? The occurrence of male breast cancer varies throughout the world. In the United Kingdom it counts for less than of all breast cancers but in North America there seems to be an increasing incidence especially amongst black males, with about a thousand cases being diagnosed per year. It is most commonly found in …

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What is Breast Cancer & what are the Symptoms & Treatments

What is Breast Cancer & what are the Symptoms & Treatments

Breast cancer is an uncontrolled growth of breast cells. To better understand breast cancer, it helps to understand how any cancer can develop. Cancer occurs as a result of mutations, or abnormal changes, in the genes responsible for regulating the growth of cells and keeping them healthy. The genes are in each cell’s nucleus, which acts as the “control room” of …

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Ride 4 Skin Cancer – cycling project that raises money for Cancer Buddies

Ride 4 Skin Cancer - ride4skincancer

The Ride 4 Skin Cancer organisation is our cycling project that raises money for our Cancer Buddies support services. In 2017, Ride 4 Skin Cancer will be celebrating the 10th consecutive Cape Town Cycle tour ride, with our loyal rider and supporters. Entries are limited so act quickly if you want to be “taken for a ride” with the Ride4Skin …

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Pocket Cancer Support (PCS) joint initiative of PLWC and Community Tech

Pocket Cancer Support (PCS) project is a joint initiative between PLWC & Community Technology Enablement and Collateral Harnessing (Community Tech

The Pocket Cancer Support (PCS) project is a joint initiative between People Living with Cancer (PLWC) and Community Technology Enablement and Collateral Harnessing (Community Tech).Evidence collated over the years is clear – too many South Africans are excluded from basic services, support and information due to the remoteness of our country. The Pocket Cancer Support initiative was formed to provide …

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Love Your Nuts raise awareness & educating communities on testicular cancer

loveyournuts - Love your Nuts - a project of PLWC

The goal of Love Your Nuts is to raise awareness of (testicular) cancer by educating communities about the “rarely spoken about” cancer that often remains undetected in young adults due to our diverse society in South Africa, where cultural taboos, stigmas and a lack of knowledge about the subject is plentiful. Torsten Koehler The founder of Love Your Nuts campaign …

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Coverdale Interim Home – accommodation for out-of-town cancer patients

Coverdale Interim Home logo

Coverdale Interim Home, situated in Klerksdorp, offers accommodation for out-of-town cancer patients who need life-saving cancer treatment. The interim home is located 1.2km from Wilmed Park Private Hospital., and provides accommodation and transport to and from the treatment facilities. The intention is to offer the patients a home in which they can feel safe and comfortable, for the duration of …

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Cancer Dojo – ideology & movement in the power of positive thinking

cancer dojo logo

Cancer Dojo is a positive ideology, supported by a growing movement in the power of positive thinking. Our thinking is based on a complimentary, visual and psychoneurological approach to healing. Traditionally, cancer patients are not given a role in their own healing. This often leads to depression and an even more compromised immune system. Research shows that being empowered in …

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Cancer.vive a special project of People Living with Cancer

Cancer.vive - cancervive logo - a project of PLWC

Cancer.vive is a special project of People Living with Cancer. The Cancer.vive campaign members celebrate life by sharing the stories of cancer survivors, because a cancer diagnosis doesn’t have to be a death sentence. Our team of survivors know that early detection can save lives. So much of what we do is focused around education and awareness. We also honour …

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Bosom Buddies – Buddies for Life

The Breast Health Foundation - Bossom Buddies

Bosom Buddies provides emotional and informative support to women and men affected by breast cancer at the time of diagnosis, during treatment and beyond. Bosom Buddies is run by volunteers, “Buddies”, who create a loving, warm and compassionate environment in which they support not only the breast cancer patients but also their spouses, partners, parents, children, siblings and friends. Our …

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The Breast Health Foundation

The Breast Health Foundation - Breast-Health-Logo

The Breast Health Foundation, which is a Not for Profit Company, was established in April 2002 in conjunction with several companies and organisations to educate the public on breast cancer and breast health, increase awareness and empower women. It’s founding was facilitated by individuals who held deep concerns around women’s health issues in South Africa and had the intentions to …

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Cancer Burden in South Africa & Some Cancer Facts

Pink-Ribbon-Cancer Burden in South Africa & Some Cancer Facts

According to Cancer Alliance, South Africa has a huge burden of cancer and is increasing at an astronomical value, not only in South Africa, but globally. Cancer also affects the different races found in South Africa in different ways… Without action, the worldwide cancer burden is expected to reach 26 million new diagnoses and 17 million deaths by 2030, with …

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Cancer Buddies – peer-to-peer support project of People Living with Cancer (PLWC)

cancer buddies logo

Cancer Buddies is the peer-to-peer support project of People Living with Cancer (PLWC). It was established in 2002 by Carl Liebenberg and Linda Greeff, both of whom are cancer survivors. This volunteer support project is aligned with international protocols, and is now one of the most established volunteer psycho-social projects in the country. The buddy support network allows cancer patients …

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The Cancer Association of South Africa – CANSA

cansa The Cancer Association of South Africa logo

CANSA’s purpose is to lead the fight against cancer in South Africa. Its mission is to be the preferred non-profit organisation that enables research, educates the public and provides support to all people affected by cancer. Purpose & Mission: The Cancer Association of South Africa’s (CANSA’s) purposeis to lead the fight against cancer in South Africa by offering a unique, …

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