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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Activists demand Breast Cancer medicine price drop

Friday, April 01, 2016

Activists demand Roche drops cost of vital breast cancer medicine Read more

Cannabis and Cancer

Monday, March 14, 2016

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People Living with Cancer join the Fix the Patent Laws Campaign

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Yesterday, on World Cancer Day (4 February 2015), People Living With Cancer – a South African support group representing thousands of patients – publically signed on to support the Fix the Patent Laws campaign. The campaign aims to ensure access to affordable medicines for all people living in South Africa including those affected by cancer. The campaign was started in November 2011 by the Treatment Action Campaign, Doctors without Borders and SECTION27.
“Often the price tags on cancer drugs in this country are unacceptably high. Newer, more effective medicines can be so expensive that sometimes they are completely unavailable to patients in the public sector,” said Linda Greef of People Living With Cancer. Read more

Tips for your first visit to the Oncologist

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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New Vaccine could stop 90% of Cervical Cancers

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A new nine-valent HPV vaccine could prevent up to 90% of cervical cancers.
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Positive Support Group Feedback

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

On Monday 28 July at the monthly Cape Town Support Group Meeting, Linda Greeff lead a discussion on Read more