The PLWC Cancer Buddies project carefully matches and individually pairs a newly diagnosed person touched by cancer with someone who has fought and survived the same type of cancer (a Cancer Buddy ) Cancer caregivers (spouses, parents, children and other family and friends of fighters) also receive one-on-one connections with other caregivers and survivors. These 1-on-1 relationships inspire hope and offer the chance to ask personal questions and receive support from someone who is uniquely familiar with the cancer experience .
The service is absolutely free and helps anyone touched by any type of cancer, at any cancer stage or level, at any age, living anywhere in South Africa. Read more
PLWC’s advocacy initiative uses the photovoice method to gather authentic information about what South Africans have to say about their experience of cancer care. The emphasis of the project is to collect material that highlights problems, challenges and issues that need to be addressed.
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Do we really have a more formidable foe than cancer? By the end of this year, The National Cancer Institute estimates that nearly 1.7 million people in the United States will be newly diagnosed with cancer. They say that another 600,000 people will die from it in the US. Cancer comes in many forms and attacks many systems within the body, but in 2015 one of the most commonly diagnosed has been breast cancer. Nearly 300,000 people are expected to be diagnosed in the US by the end of this year, according toBreastcancer.org. In fact, one in eight women will develop breast cancer within her lifetime. Read more