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.

- Cancer Alliance Stigma Survey -

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Support Groups

Cape Town Support Group Meeting dates 2016

Monday, February 08, 2016

Cape Town Support Group Dates for 2016

Venue GVI Oncology Unit 4 floor Rondebosch Medical Centre

Time: 18:00 - 19:30



Contact person Linda Greeff

Venue :

@ The Rondebosch Medical Centre, Klipfontein road, in the GVI oncology Practice on the 4th floor. Please park on the 5th floor as it is free and take the lift down to 4th floor.




25 Jan

Introduction to  using of Meditation and its benefits by  one of our Cancer Buddies

Kate Squire-Howe

29 Feb


Open session with an Oncologist to answer all your questions. DR Kathan will also  address the use of Cannabis  in treating cancer patients

Dr. Louise Kathan

Please Note Date change due to 28 March being Easter  Monday

Group will be on Tuesday 29  March

A practical  session learning some tips on   using you mind  to assist your healing (Psychoneuroimmunology )         

Conn Bertish Cancer Dojo a brain cancer survivor who used imaging , visualisation and a patient active approach as part of his healing strategy

30 April


Pilates as a tool to recover after Cancer

Clair Terinka

30 May


Inspirational survivor stories

Cancer survivors sharing their coping strategies and ideas  of enhancing life with cancer

25 July


Appearance does matter

Image consultant Carissa Bosman

29 Aug


Innovative strategies for  managing stress and anxiety a panel discussion looking a mindfulness

Jane van Tonder  one of our Cancer Buddies mindfulness Practitioner Jane van Tonder <>

26 Sept


What does Hospice care really mean    

By an experienced Hospice sister

18 Nov


Celebration of Life  and Party Last Group of  the Year

 All Participating

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