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Write on our Wall – August 2017

CANSA would like to know what your concerns and point of view are. Do you have something you would like to share? Do so in the comment box below. Please note that these comments will be public, should they be approved, or you will receive a response via email.



  • Kwanele Mthalane says:

    Hi, just want to thank everyone @CANSA DBN for an amazing support they gave us. Syabonga…………..Kwanene from Pietermaritzburg.

  • Am so inspired and loving to work with CANSA Polokwane personnel,day by day as volunteer because are always dedicate to accomplish organisation objectives.

  • Jasmina says:

    My life changed in the year of 2010 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I felt the rejection and stigmatization from my nearest and dearest. Drinking water from the same glass or sharing a cup or desert bowl was frowned up. People I supported during their times of need, no longer need me. It was a lonely journey pre and post the operation and chemo therapy and radiation sessions. The loneliness afforded me to engage with The Ever Presence of the Spiritual World more than ever before. The Higher Power gave me the necessary strength to stand tall whilst surviving everyday challenges! Cancer is not a death sentence it is a second chance….a second chance to make amends in all spheres of one’s life. Nearly 7 years later I firmly believe that my diagnosis was a blessing in disguise. I have learnt to live life one day at a time and to always be reminded of a promise by The Higher Power which says “with every difficulty comes ease, verily with every difficulty comes ease”.

    • Debbie @CANSA says:

      Hi Jasmina I am sad to hear that this has been your experience. Please know that you are not alone, and join our FBK Support Group for cancer patients (Survivors) and loved ones: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChampionsofHope/ – the group is also for those in remission and is a wonderful space to share triumphs and trials.

  • John Cave says:

    I believe the stigmas are configured Ed to younger folks, us oldies just get sympathy, which sometimes is a little over the top, so can contribute to feeling sorry for yourself instead of gritting your teeth inadetermined effort to slay the insideous invador.

  • reshma singh says:

    Hester van Zyl, i woud like to say that i am sorry to hear that your son has cancer.
    I am a cancer survivor. so Yes, there is HOPE and prayer. remain strong and be positive. your son needs to see your strength and positivity. together you can beat this.

  • Mamahlako Lekhatla says:

    I’m breast cancer survivor from Lesotho. I got my treatment at Bloemfontein. I was really given a very good care from on one of your Katleho Care Home. Really it was of great help to me. I had food ,transport, social and emotional support from the social workers freely. I have now started awareness campaigns in my country, thank you CANSA.

  • Hester van zyl says:

    We just found out my son has cancer i am devistated

    • Debbie @CANSA says:

      Hester, I am so sorry to hear this. How old is your son? I would like to recommend support for himself and the family but I need to know his age please. I have sent you an email with support details for adults and children/teens.

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