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In Support of World Cancer Day

Written By Joedene

Cape Town, 4 February – Cancercare opened the doors to it’s first treatment centre in 1986, under the name GVI Oncology. Since then it has grown substantially and is positioned as the leading provider of holistic oncology and cancer care treatment in South Africa. 

With a multidisciplinary team of specialists all under one roof, Cancercare offers a patient centric treatment approach, focusing on the physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing of patients.

The oncology centres includes radiation therapy and chemotherapy services, which delivers an integrated patient experience. Cancercare is committed to providing quality care for all cancer patients. We will deliver the right care for a seamless patient journey.

A cancer journey could mean years of treatment from surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, and other specialists. Cancercare patients have the opportunity to consult and receive expert care from the established team of clinical and radiation oncologists. 

The Cancercare philosophy is to support the patient through each stage of treatment. Cancercare is focused on the best possible patient experience and quality of care. Cancercare also understands how a diagnosis affects close friends and family. We offer support, education and care for everyone involved.

Friday the 4th February is World Cancer Day and at Cancercare we support #ClosingTheCareGap in cancer care so that all patients have access to quality treatment and support.

Statistics reveal that 10 million people die from cancer every year, many of which are preventable. For instance, thirty years ago, prostate cancer was often only diagnosed once it had reached an advanced stage. “A patient would find himself unable to urinate and would then seek help,” says Dr Pretorius,Oncologist at Cancercare. “We would like to see a growing awareness in our communities and encourage men to have their prostates checked during a yearly examination by their GPs. If picked up in the early stages, prostate cancer is highly curable. This is why creating awareness like we are doing this month for World Cancer Day is so important.”

We urge you to do regular screenings with your doctor and fight for a cancer free world. We all have the power to take action for a cancer free world.  Find out more about how you can support World Cancer Day by visiting www.worldcancerday.org


If you or someone you know needs support through their cancer journey contact us to see how we can help.