Xolani Gwala hosts a discussion raising cancer awareness and how to make treatment more accessible.
Gwala was joined by various stakeholders including Deputy Director General at Department Health Dr.Yogan Pillay; Chief Operating Officer of the Pink Parasol Project Kyara Bergstrom; CANSA researcher Professor Michael Herbst; Deputy Chief Executive at Discovery Health Dr Ryan Noach and Awareness Programme Development Manager at Choc Adri Ludick, to look at the prevalence of all kinds of cancers in South Africa.
What are the risk factors that are exposing South Africans to these kinds of cancers?
What prevention methods, screening and treatment methods are available to deal with these cancers are they affordable?
And critically, is our health care system, particularly the public healthcare system geared towards what some including the Minister of Health has referred to as an epidemic?
Is there a health care system able to deal with this epidemic then?
#Change4Cancer Answering questions on whether the public healthcare system is geared toward dealing with the cancer epidemic in SA, Dr. Yogan Pillay says the health department has taken on a number of initiatives to improve the system @Discovery_SA @CANSA @CHOCfoundation @gwalax pic.twitter.com/OXm1tl40GG— 702 (@Radio702) October 19, 2018
#Change4Cancer @Discovery_SA @CANSA @CHOCfoundation @gwalax— 702 (@Radio702) October 19, 2018
Speaking on the reported backlog of cancer patients waiting to be treated in Kwazulu-Natal Pillay says the province has worked to improve access. pic.twitter.com/X6XHiUDCvo
Watch below the full discussion and listen to what each guest had to say:
Listen below to the full discussion: