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Oncology Buddies

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Your platform for cancer care.

Oncology Buddies informs and inspires all those who have or are affected by cancer. Oncology Buddies is committed to working with all stakeholders to find solutions aimed at improving the quality, lifestyle, satisfaction, enjoyment and activities of people affected by cancer.

Mail us at info@oncologybuddies.com or visit oncologybuddies.com
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Your platform for cancer care. Oncology Buddies informs and inspires all those who have or are affected by cancer. Oncology Buddies is committed to working with all stakeholders to find solutions aimed at improving the quality, lifestyle, satisfaction, enjoyment and activities of people affected by cancer. Facebook · Twitter · Instagram · LinkedIn
Gabriella Kourie offers simple ways to make the transition from cancer treatment to your new normal that much gentler. This episode is brought to you by Boston Scientific. Statements of fact and opinions expressed in this episode belong to the contributor and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of Boston Scientific. Gabriella Kourie is a qualified occupational therapist. She further trained and qualified as a PORi oncology and breast cancer rehabilitation therapist and is currently qualifying in Lymphoedema Assessment and Treatment. Facebook · Twitter · Instagram · LinkedIn
Graeme Le Roux tells us how cryoablation saved him from having major surgery, to remove a cancerous tumour, that would have left him with a urostomy bag. Facebook · Twitter · Instagram · LinkedIn
Dr Daleen Geldenhuys explains the diagnosis process of gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) and how targeted therapy has made it a treatable cancer. This episode is brought to you by Boston Scientific. Statements of fact and opinions expressed in this episode belong to the contributor and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of Boston Scientific. Dr Daleen Geldenhuys is a specialist physician and medical oncologist who works at West Rand Oncology Centre at Flora Clinic. She treats patients with all types of cancer and enjoys clinical research, and is a member of SASMO, SASTECS, ESMO and ENETS. Facebook · Twitter · Instagram · LinkedIn
Des Watkins tells us about how a drug trial and surgery gave him his second life, how losing his first wife to metastatic breast cancer impacted him, and the joy of finding love again. This episode is brought to you by Boston Scientific. Statements of fact and opinions expressed in this episode belong to the contributor and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of Boston Scientific. Laurelle Williams is the editor at Word for Word Media. She graduated from AFDA with a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Live Performance. She has a love for storytelling and sharing emotions through the power of words. Write to editor@wordforwordmedia.co.za Facebook · Twitter · Instagram · LinkedIn
The management of sexual dysfunction caused by androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer is a critical aspect of survivorship, Dr Jireh Serfontein expands on this. This episode is brought to you by Boston Scientific. Statements of fact and opinions expressed in this episode belong to the contributor and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of Boston Scientific. Dr Jireh Serfontein is a medical doctor and sexologist who has a special interest in sexual health and HIV management. She is dedicated to providing the highest standard of medical care, focusing on a holistic approach to sexual health that takes into consideration the physical, mental and emotional health of patients. Facebook · Twitter · Instagram · LinkedIn
Robert Teunissen explores strategies to help men be open about their prostate cancer and offers families simple approaches to support their loved ones through this challenging journey. Robert Teunissen is a retired clinical psychologist and a prostate cancer survivor. Facebook · Twitter · Instagram · LinkedIn
René Botha gives sound advice to help you understand what your medical aid or insurance will cover, and how to avoid unwanted financial burden. This episode is brought to you by Boston Scientific. Statements of fact and opinions expressed in this episode belong to the contributor and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of Boston Scientific. René Botha is a radiotherapist with a special interest in treatment planning. She works in private practice and is based at the Wits University Donald Gordon Medical Centre. Facebook · Twitter · Instagram · LinkedIn
Dr Sylvia Rodrigues explores the power of Gamma Knife stereotactic radio surgery (SRS) and why it’s becoming an increasingly preferred choice for patients with various brain conditions. This episode is brought to you by Boston Scientific. Statements of fact and opinions expressed in this episode belong to the contributor and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of Boston Scientific. Dr Sylvia Rodrigues is a clinical oncologist who works in Alberton, Gauteng. She participates in weekly oncology multi-disciplinary meetings and is a member of the Alberton breast cancer multi-disciplinary team. Facebook · Twitter · Instagram · LinkedIn
We all know that blood donations saves lives, but how does the Specialised Therapeutic Services (STS) Department at The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) help cancer patients? We learn more. This episode is brought to you by Boston Scientific. Statements of fact and opinions expressed in this episode belong to the contributor and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of Boston Scientific. To know more about our services, please visit sanbs.org.za and to find out more about becoming a stem cell donor, please contact one of the South African registries (sabmr.co.za or dkms-africa.org). Visit SANBS.org.za · SABMR registry · DKMS Africa registry · Facebook · Twitter · Instagram · LinkedIn
In honour of International Cancer Survivors Day, Dylan-Jay Vankeirsbilck shares his experience of his first-ever operation, a full neck dissection, that eventually led to an oesophageal cancer diagnosis. This episode is brought to you by Boston Scientific. Statements of fact and opinions expressed in this episode belong to the contributor and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of Boston Scientific. Facebook · Twitter · Instagram · LinkedIn
Sandra Bollen-Hughes unpacks the term 'innovation' and depicts how it can be used in your cancer journey. This episode is brought to you by Boston Scientific. Statements of fact and opinions expressed in this episode belong to the contributor and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of Boston Scientific. Sandra Bollen-Hughes is a counselling psychologist. In 2015 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and realised the great burden of stress that cancer places on patients, and so she developed an interest in cancer counselling. She went on to study cancer counselling to gather insight into the field of psycho-oncology. She runs a practice both for general and cancer counselling. Facebook · Twitter · Instagram · LinkedIn
Radiotherapy is one of the pillars of cancer treatment. We take an in-depth look at what this treatment modality can achieve. Facebook · Twitter · Instagram · LinkedIn
This podcast has been sponsored by Life Healthcare in the interest of education, awareness, and support. Facebook · Twitter · Instagram · LinkedIn
This podcast has been sponsored by Life Healthcare in the interest of education, awareness, and support. Facebook · Twitter · Instagram · LinkedIn
This podcast has been sponsored by Life Healthcare in the interest of education, awareness, and support. Facebook · Twitter · Instagram · LinkedIn
This podcast has been sponsored by Life Healthcare in the interest of education, awareness, and support. Facebook · Twitter · Instagram · LinkedIn
This podcast has been sponsored by Life Healthcare in the interest of education, awareness, and support. Facebook · Twitter · Instagram · LinkedIn
This podcast has been sponsored by Life Healthcare in the interest of education, awareness, and support. Facebook · Twitter · Instagram · LinkedIn
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The Cancer Alliance updates us on their latest endeavour, Moonshot, in closing the care gap in South Africa, and they are calling on cancer patients to help them. The Cancer Alliance is a collective group of cancer control non-profit organisations and cancer advocates brought together under a common mandate, to provide a platform of collaboration for cancer civil society to speak with one voice and be a powerful tool to affect change for all South African adults and children affected by cancer. Visit canceralliance.org.za or email info@canceralliance.org.za This episode is brought to you by Aspen Pharmacare in the interest of education, awareness, and support. Statements of fact and opinions expressed are those of the contributor and are not the opinion or position of Aspen Pharmacare. Visit Cancer Alliance's website · Facebook · Twitter · Instagram · LinkedIn
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