Home > Medical > Cancer > Campaigning for cancer Campaigning for cancer All sections in Cancer » About Cancer » Campaigning for Cancer » Cancer and your Diet » Cancer in Children » Cancer Treatment » Facts and Figures » Leukaemia » Living with Cancer » Multimedia » Cancer News » Real-life Story » Triggers and Prevention » What to read Access to cancer care: what do we need to do? Cancer leaders have called for immediate fixes for a broken system that is not working for cancer patients – those who face the fire daily. A tale of two patients Read this story of two cancer patients to learn why access to the right treatment at the right time is so crucial. Empowering cancer patients in the workplace Campaigning for Cancer has announced its new Cancer@Work Programme which is aimed at helping cancer patients and their employers to understand their rights and obligations and the cancer journey. Quiz Cancer: are you at risk? » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Am I eating to optimise my health? » Subscribe Newsletters » Cancer in 3D 8 things that you didn't know caused cancer A daughter's plea for cancer treatment 'My father passed away from a cancer that, if he had been screened for it earlier, would have been curable.' Read Hanna's story about her father's suffering and lack of treatment. Know your rights and responsibilities To ensure South Africans' right of access to health care services the Department of Health has developed a Patients' Right Charter. What is Campaigning for Cancer? Campaigning for Cancer is an advocacy organisation that was formed in 2008 to give South African cancer patients and those affected by the disease a voice. Finding cancer info on the internet Often, once you have been diagnosed with cancer, your first thought is too turned to the internet for information on your disease and the journey you’re about to undertake. Getting the treatment you need When you are diagnosed your treating doctor will discuss treatment options with you. Together, you and your doctor will agree on what your treatment will include. Cancer: sent home with a headache pill Cancer sufferer Barnett Fine was initially sent home with headache meds. His hospital lacked crucial supplies and failed to give him the treatment he needed. He later died in pain. Talking to your doctor As a patient you have the right to ask questions about your health. Every time you talk with a doctor or funder you have the right to ask questions regarding you healthcare. Patient advocacy explained Advocacy is the process of trying to change policies to reflect the needs of individuals and communities. What information should you keep? Through your journey with cancer you will be faced with a mountain of paper work both medical and other. It is advisable to keep and organise important records. Need someone to help you fight for treatment? When you are diagnosed with cancer, it can be very overwhelming. Often, your family and friends do not know how to deal with the situation. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors A number of good reasons why saving the tooth is a better option Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many.