Understanding Cancer Podcast Series

This ten-part podcasts series will empower you with a new understanding of cancer – one relevant to every person out there. SA’s top oncology experts share fascinating insights that will inform and change your perspective on cancer, for good.


What is cancer? Our experts bring clarity to cancer’s complexity.

Join two leading oncologists and a medical geneticist, to discuss the answers to all your questions about cancer. Explore genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors that affect your risk. Understand diagnosis, treatment methods and common myths.


Navigating the cancer journey: every step explained

Dr Sandile Mhlongo and Dr Noluthando Nematswerani walk through each step - from healthy living and screening tests to the healthcare support needed through a diagnosis, individualised treatment plans and more.


Girl talk: be empowered with life-saving insight into women’s cancers

Ladies, listen up. Specialist Breast Surgeon, Prof. Carol Benn and Gynaecologist, Dr Trudy Smith share a treasure trove of information, from cancer’s impact on fertility and femininity, vaccinations and healthy living to cut cancer risk, breast self-examination, mammograms, pap smears and more.


Childhood cancers: Surrounding young people & families with the right support

Two top Paediatric Oncologists, an education expert and the mother of two young daughters diagnosed with cancer, share in an unforgettable, true-to-life discussion about childhood cancers. Explore symptoms, treatment, emotional support and much more.


Nuts and bolts of men’s cancers: Men’s health experts share top advice

Urologists Prof. Shingai Mutambirwa and Dr Evelyn Moshokoa, and surgical gastroenterologist, Dr Dean Lutrin, lay down the tools every guy needs to stay one step ahead of cancers that affect men.


Ensure financial wellbeing and peace of mind – in health and in sickness

How do we ensure we have the right cover for future health and financial needs? Understand cancer’s impact on one’s life, career, ability to work and earn an income. Learn how to ensure financial wellness, for peace of mind at every stage of life.


Emotional support key to patients and loved ones on cancer journey

Our experts – a cancer survivor and counselling psychologist and a clinical health specialist – explain how to understand and personalise emotional support, at every stage of a cancer journey.


Find your new ‘normal’: Why surviving cancer brings unique challenges

Going from life as a cancer patient to a survivor, can be challenging. Find out about Survivorship Care, and other support key to this transition phase to a ‘new normal’ and a bright future.


During cancer treatment and beyond - exercise, healthy eating and optimal living!

From nutrition to exercise, stress management, quality of sleep and more, what role does living as healthily as possible play, during cancer treatment - and beyond? Our experts share fascinating insights and tips.


Palliative care means quality of life at any stage of a cancer journey

Think of palliative care as a fundamental level of support to a cancer patient and their loved ones. Contrary to popular belief that it’s associated with end-of-life care alone, this medical approach improves quality of life.

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