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.

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What I really think is important is for people to know there’s no such thing as a stupid question. Because we’re dealing with something that is very complex?

“We must emphasise that treatment plans vary from patient to patient. And, patients may not be aware of the factors that are taken into account in designing their individual treatment plan. Two patients may have the same diagnosis, but very different treatment plans.”

Dr Noluthando Nematswerani - Head of the Centre for Clinical Excellence at Discovery Health

Dr Sandile Mhlongo - Clinical Specialist at Discovery Health

“When it comes to cancer risk, the further you are from smoking, the better. If you have never smoked, you are much better off than a person who has previously smoked. And, having previously smoked, you are much better off - a hundredfold better - than a person who currently smokes.”


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