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The emotional challenges of surviving cancer

Making it past the finish line after walking in cancer’s footsteps isn’t just a celebration of life, it’s a seeking of self From the moment you find out that you have cancer, it becomes a part of your life forever. The problem is, for most people, cancer survival is from diagnosis to remission, but the reality is that it’s there for the rest of a patient’s life. Once diagnosed, cancer stays with a person every single day, whether in their thoughts, actions, or with their diagnosis. Yet few systems and coping mechanisms are in place to help people take the steps beyond the finish line - from the day they end the treatment phase to when they enter into the maintenance phase.

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Transforming oncology care in the Northern Cape Province

On 21 November 2017, Equra Health PTY LTD and the Lenmed Royal Hospital and Heart Centre will take delivery of the Elekta Synergy Platform, a radiation therapy treatment system that will revolutionise oncology in the Northern Cape Province. This state-of-the-art system will be the first of its kind in the area, and the only one of its kind in the province, transforming oncology care for patients and practitioners.

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