Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Gender - Male breast cancer survivor shares his story of survival

On Sakhisizwe today, we heard from Bobby Were - A male breast cancer survivor. to tell us more about the 17th Reach to Recovery International Breast Cancer Support Conference that’s currently underway and his personal journey of beating Cancer. Breast cancer affects both men and women and is said to be the most common cancer in both developed and developing countries. Over the years, an extensive support network has built up as survival rates have improved and survivors have passionately shared their life experiences with others. Held every two years and for the first time in Africa the 17th Reach for Recovery International Breast Cancer Support Conference, which is currently underway at the Cape Town International Convention Centre sees a large number of African delegates, including sponsored delegates from each province in South Africa and almost every country on the continent coming together. The conference will focus on HIV and breast cancer: the realities of Africa, Quality of life after breast cancer diagnosis, Sexual and reproductive health issues, New developments in treatment and control, Improving the experience for patients and families, Advocacy in the public health setting, Patient stories  and Peer support programmes: what works? For more information go to www.reachtorecovery2013.org

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