Why South Africa doesn't have a cancer provision plan

Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) head of health, Prof. Michael Herbst, says it's difficult to know what should be done to successfully fight cancer without the cancer provision plan.

Herbst says the Department of Health is responsible to set the plan, which identifies the most important cancers and gives an indication of the prevalence and treatments available.

It really provides the whole picture of multiple diseases that we group together as cancer.

Prof. Michael Herbst, CANSA head of health

Listen to the audio below to hear more about different types of cancer and how South Africans are affected...

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