“Family guide to bladder cancer” #YCANCER

When one looks in after a family member or loved one is diagnosed with cancer, immediately it seems like you have just been given a death sentence. The reality is however, that the more knowledge and information you gather over time on the specific cancer, the easier it becomes to understand and accept. Speaking with doctors,…

“Hospital Admission” #YCANSA

Difficult days at our national hospitals is a reality for most of us who have no medical aid. I have recently been journaling about my close relative’s journey with cancer. Please note, my thoughts and opinions are mine and the experiences are real. I am honoured and privileged to share this journey with him as challenging…

“Heads up to CANSA” #YCANCER

It is amazing how we can feign the martyrdom role even in illness. When my close relative was diagnosed with cancer 6 months ago, he chose not to go ahead with the extreme option of bladder removal. It is a denial mindset that he went into straight away and very solemnly swore he was going…

Wanted: Leaders for a TB Free World

Each year World TB Day is commemorated on the March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of tuberculosis (TB) and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium…