Placing the patient in the centre October’s health calendar is busy, but there is a week dedicated to celebrate a special group of healthcare professionals – Case Managers. National Case Managers Week fell on 11-17 October and if ever there was a time to recognise...
Icon Oncology helps with a new home When breast cancer support group, Reach for Recovery needed a new home for their Ditto Project in Cape Town earlier this year, well-known surgeon Dr Justus Apffelstaedt, got in touch with the media to drive awareness of their...
Dr Margie Venter, a palliative care specialist and oncologist, raised some interesting points about serious illness conversations, particularly the idea that advanced care planning discussions need ... READ MORE
Installation of LINAC first for the province There is renewed hope for cancer patients in the Eastern Cape who need treatment for difficult to reach tumours, with the installation of a new ... READ MORE
Public and private practice collaborate to deliver exceptional healthcare to patients in Port Elizabeth. In August 2017, the Livingstone Oncology Department in Port Elizabeth, a public-sector ... READ MORE
Conn Bertish is a man on a mission; a man who is determined to “make people harder to kill.” Especially those who have been diagnosed or living with cancer. In 2006, Conn, an internationally awarded ... READ MORE
The rising costs of cancer care are posing an increasing challenge for South African medical aids, and the industry needs to pro-actively adopt new billing models to meet this challenge, says Dr. ... READ MORE