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Write on our Wall – April 2018

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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  • I lost my mother who was healthy and active to brain cancer 17 January 2014. The cancer was discovered after she was operated on the head to remove the tumor. It was too late for my mother to survive the cancer. I wish more awareness could be done in educating the nation about this condition.

    • Debbie @CANSA says:

      Dear Hermina

      I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. To lose a mum is also devastating and often difficult to cope with. Always cherish and be grateful for the memories that you have.

      Brain cancer is not a common cancer among females in SA . According to the National Cancer Registry 2013 , there were 140 female cases that were histologically diagnosed in that year. Woman have a lifetime risk of 1: 1727 of getting brain cancer in South Africa.

      Please view our fact sheet that provides more information on this cancer:https://www.cansa.org.za/files/2018/01/Fact-Sheet-Cancer-of-Brain-Central-Nervous-System-NCR-2013-web-Jan-2018.pdf

      Although CANSA does not focus directly on brain cancer, through our various health awareness campaigns we discuss the importance of early detection and leading a balanced lifestyle.

      Treatment for brain tumours depends on a number of factors including the type, location and size of the tumour as well as the patient’s age and general health.

      May I encourage you to get involved with CANSA as a volunteer so that you can help us create awareness on this disease. You are welcome to contact your local CANSA Care Centre if you wish to do so: https://www.cansa.org.za/cansa-care-centres-contact-details/

      Thank you for your patience with regards to receiving a response from our CANSA Advocacy and Health team.

  • MERI VICTOR says:

    I PRAY FOR ALL THOSE POEPLE OUT THERE..
    YOU ARE STRONG AND EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU
    ARE IN MY PRAYERS..
    MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL..

  • Joyce says:

    Changing the patent laws will take a long time. In the meantime Government should be encouraged to remove the VAT from all cancer drugs to help relieve the extortionate cost of medicines.

    • Debbie @CANSA says:

      Dear Joyce

      I have referred your comment to our Advocacy Department. CANSA has already submitted input on the IP Policy Bill and we are expecting the Bill to be tabled in Parliament by September 2018. It does make sense to lobby for cancer medicines that appear on the essential medicine list to be excluded from VAT.

      Should you wish to communicate directly with them you may email them at advocacy@cansa.org.za


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