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Bone Marrow Transplant Breakthrough

Good news! The South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR) is moving ahead to improve the quality of the tissue typing of donors on the Registry. This will make the matching of donors for patients in need of a transplant, more accessible and a faster process. Read more and learn how you can be a donor… Read More Bone Marrow Transplant Breakthrough

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Asbestos Related Cancer

It is a scary thought. One that you never think about. You go to work, perhaps you are in the construction industry. Perhaps you live or work close to a construction site? There are so many ways that one can inhale the dreaded asbestos! I received a mail from Virgil Anderson (Houston) reaching out to me about… Read More Asbestos Related Cancer

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EC has highest incidence of blood cancers

Article written by: Heilie Combrinck, Health24. The Eastern Cape has the highest incidence of blood cancers in South Africa. Local researchers have confirmed that they are concerned about pollution and especially water pollution allegedly being the instigator of this disease. South Africa has a dire shortage of haematologists to fight this disease. Thus the much… Read More EC has highest incidence of blood cancers

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Swartkops Hotel Music Festival Fundraiser for Cancer fighter 27 May 2017

Hi Everyone Pertaining to my last post: Great news! Geoff has found a donor! It will be his beautiful daughter. We are having another Fundraiser in aid of raising the funds for these medical procedures; please come and support THE SWARTKOPS MUSIC FESTIVAL on 27 May 2017. Fun for the whole family @ R50 a… Read More Swartkops Hotel Music Festival Fundraiser for Cancer fighter 27 May 2017

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10 things never to say to a cancer patient

Saying the wrong thing According to the National Cancer Registry, more than 10 000 South Africans are diagnosed with cancer every year and it is important to know how to support a loved one. Sister Rumay Oosthuizen, manager of Nursing Services at the Helderberg Hospice, says that in an attempt to say the right compassionate… Read More 10 things never to say to a cancer patient