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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Cancer and Bone Health

Saturday, August 20, 2011

A useful link to information on Bone Health and Breast Cancer, Multiple Myeloma, and Prostate Cancer. Read more

Multiple Myeloma

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells in the bone marrow, the spongy tissue inside of bones. Plasma cells are a part of the body’s immune system and produce antibodies that help the body fight infection. Abnormal plasma cells can suppress the growth of other cells in the bone that produce red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. This suppression may result in anemia (from a shortage of red blood cells), excessive bleeding from cuts (from a shortage of platelets), and a decreased ability to fight infection (from a shortage of white blood cells). Myeloma often causes structural bone damage resulting in painful fractures. Like regular plasma cells, myeloma cells can produce antibodies. However, as the myeloma cells grow uncontrollably, there is overproduction of antibodies, leading to an accumulation in the blood and urine that may cause kidney and other organ damage. Read more