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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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PLWC Director talks at World Lymphoma Awareness Day

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The 15th of September marks World Lymphoma Awareness Day (WLAD). It is being marked in a global environment in which lymphoma (a cancer of the blood) is no longer being considered a rare disease, its incidence having doubled in the past 55 years. WLAD was initiated in 2004 to raise public awareness of both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma in terms of symptom recognition, early diagnosis and treatment. The causes are unknown but the most common early symptom of non-Hodgkin lymphoma is painless swelling of the lymph nodes, usually in the neck, armpit, groin or abdomen. Read more