Cancer Alliance Stigma Survey

Cancer stigma is a great problem in South Africa, it touches all groups, ages and genders and impacts cancer patients daily.

With our current survey we aim to gain more information and insight into the role of cancer stigma in our communities.

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Survivor Stories - Breast

Breast cancer (malignant breast neoplasm) is a type of cancer originating from breast tissue, most commonly from the inner lining of milk ducts or the lobules that supply the ducts with milk. Cancers originating from ducts are known as ductal carcinomas; those originating from lobules are known as lobular carcinomas. The overwhelming majority of cases in humans are women but male breast cancer also exists.

Ann Steyn | Breast Cancer

CA Breast August 22nd 1990 is a date I will remember. It was a date that changed my life; because Cancer entered that life bringing with it fear, and uncertainty – except for the certainty of change... Read more

Christa Steyn | Breast Cancer

Ons musikante noem haar die musiekengel. Want of Christa Steyn begelei, komponeer, liedjies skryf en toonset, agter dié musieknaam staan – soos op eistedfoddsertifikate – ‘hoogste lof’. Sy vertel van haar drie vreemdste weke... Read more

Christine Blundell | Breast Cancer

In the 50’s the “C” word was virtually taboo so as a 6-year-old I was blissfully unaware of what being diagnosed with a melanoma meant! Very rare in anyone who had not reached puberty and aside from all the prodding and testing until the age of 18. I lived a normal and happy childhood. Being... Read more

Eldré Strydom | Breast Cancer

I have been a Breast Cancer Survivor for 5 years. It was the month of Christmas, 15 December 2004 to be precise. I was 31 years old and running my own business when my life changed in an instant. Whilst everyone else were thinking of last minute Christmas shopping, holiday plans and how to separate... Read more