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Write on our Wall – December 2018 / January 2019

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.


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4 Comments

  • Michelle Du Plessis says:

    I would like to donate my hair, but am a little grey. What percentage of grey hair is acceptable?

    • Debbie @CANSA says:

      Hi Michelle any colour hair is acceptable. Thank you for your willingness to donate.

  • Asi says:

    Hi.. Am a female aged 25 I was diagnosed with stage 3c breast cancer.. I am still a part time student struggling financially I have a large family. I was helping my mom through out the house financing but now that am in chemotherapy I can’t.. I feel like I am not myself anymore worse part is I feel like am not a woman.i no longer get my periods I do not have hair.. I can’t even afford to buy myself a wig.. Please anyone who is willing to help me please am staying in king Williams town of the eastern cape.

    • Debbie @CANSA says:

      Dear Asi

      I am so sad to hear that you are going through such a difficult time.

      Please know that you need not feel alone. You are welcome to join other cancer patients on our Facebook Support Group here, and they will encourage you a great deal: https://www.cansa.org.za/join-our-online-community-today/ and to contact the CANSA East London Care Centre for counselling and support from the 3rd January 2019 – see contact details here: https://www.cansa.org.za/cansa-east-london-care-centre/. They will be able to assist with a wig as well.

      If you need support before that time, please call Michelle Goddard cell: 082 359 1071, who is on duty during the holidays:

      It is understandable that you have suffered a huge knock to your confidence, but please know that you will always be very much a woman, regardless of how cancer has affected you.

      Wishing you lots of love and strength.


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