Your Cancer Treatment

Gain a range of insights, from treatments’ side-effects and impacts on fertility, to the right support for your mental and physical health.

 
 
 
 
 
 

On cancer treatment? Here’s how to exercise safely

If you’re currently a cancer patient, regular weekly exercise will help you live longer, and if you’re a cancer survivor, it will help prevent a recurrence of the disease. In both cases, getting active each week will improve your quality of life.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Not active? It’s not too late, says a new cancer study

A new study has found just how much longer cancer patients who engage in regular physical activity can live. Whether you’re currently a patient, you’re in remission or you want to lower your risk of ever getting cancer, exercise can help you.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Coping with side effects from chemotherapy

One of the most difficult parts of dealing with chemotherapy is how to cope with the varying side effects that occur when the treatment affects the healthy cells in your body.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Emotional support for cancer patients - all in a day's work

Soft-spoken and passionate cancer-educator and patient advocate, Sister Nonhlanhla Duba, has seen palliative care in South Africa evolve from being almost exclusively about cancer patients to being applied far more widely.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Focus on future fertility

If you’re one of the increasing numbers of newly diagnosed young cancer patients, one of the most important survivorship issues you need to consider before embarking on your treatment journey is your future ability to have children.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Playing your part during treatment

Everyone's cancer journey is unique so your multidisciplinary team will work together to come up with a treatment plan determined by your needs. You can help by listening to their advice and by following their instructions implicitly.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Exercise can help you through cancer treatment

Studies show that being physically active both during and after chemotherapy, radiation and surgery can help you manage side-effects, and speed up recovery too.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Cancer diagnosis? Make a plan and take control!

Linda Greeff, an oncology social worker and cancer survivor herself, believes that a patient’s long-term survival is most impacted by the first treatment intervention. She shares her insight from her own experience with being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Understanding hormone therapy

Hormones are known as the body’s chemical messengers and are produced in the endocrine glands. Hormone therapy, or endocrine therapy, is a cancer treatment that slows or stops the growth of cancer that uses?hormones?to grow.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Understanding radiation

As a cancer patient you may be recommended radiation therapy as part of your treatment plan. It may be prescribed before, during or after your surgery depending on a number of factors such as your type of cancer and its location, size and stage.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Apps for cancer patients

Technology has become an integral part of our daily lives today with nearly everything you can think of having an app or gadget to make your life easier. Cancer, of course, is no exception.

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