Cancer

Real-life story

'Cancer is sneaky'

Cancer is a subversive disease that sneaks through your body and spreads propaganda to anyone who’ll listen. I know – my own cells were subverted. Cancer survivor Paddy Hartdegen shares his story.

Living with leukaemia for 22 years

Trevor Steyn had returned to Cape Town from a holiday on the coast of the Eastern Cape when he began feeling unwell. Read his story of leukaemia here.

Random GP visit saves patient

It was by pure chance that Roxine van der Merwe found out she had Chronic Myelogenous Leukaemia (CML). Today she is living a completely normal life. Read her story here.

TV presenter shares his cancer story

I realised pretty soon after my diagnosis with non-Hodgkins lympoma that a part of dealing with cancer is knowing there will be good days along with the bad ones, says TV presenter Xylon van Eyck.

FW de Klerk speaks out about his cancer experience

Former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, FW de Klerk knows exactly how colon cancer can affect someone. He was diagnosed with this type of cancer in 2006 and has been in remission for seven years now.

Living with NET cancer

Johan van den Berg lived with the symptoms of what he had been told was a skin condition for 10 years before the Neuroendocrine Tumours (NETs) on his liver were finally detected.

Profit vs. bedside manner

Facing a cancer diagnosis is frightening, but dealing with empathic and communicative medical staff can make it a little easier. This blogger is having a different experience.

'Lymphoma is not a death sentence'

Jenny Brown is a lymphoma survivor and a testament to the fact that a cancer diagnosis is not necessarily a death sentence. Read her story here.

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