Find out why one of South Africa’s top urologists, Dr Lance Coetzee, takes the test for prostate cancer every year.
Find out why Barry Hilton takes the test every year.
Thanks to biokiniticist Daniel Mark Botha for braving the choppy waters of Emmarentia dam for a swim for of virtual charity challenge.
Thanks to Iain Johnston, our Patient Affairs Board Chairman who suited up for a swim for our virtual charity challenge.
This was the first year that we created an activity based Suit Up September Virtual challenge and it’s been great to see so many people getting involved. Participants have been able to choose an activity that suits them which broadens the involvement of athletes from different disciplines. Thanks for the support folks, we love the dedication and creativity!
Face masks make a big difference with helping to prevent the Covid-19 virus from spreading. But make sure that you do it properly.
Our CEO, Andrew Oberholzer demonstrates with a disposable surgical mask. If you’re using a cloth mask make sure to wash it every day.
It is now well established that men are increased risk of dying from Covid 19 infections. Men undergoing chemotherapy will be at even higher risk as, chemotherapy compromises the immune system. Men who have had chemical or surgical castration are more prone to cardiovascular diseases which unfortunately also increase the risk of becoming seriously ill or dying from Covid 19.
So it’s essential that we all take the simple precautions that save lives. One of the most basic things that makes a big difference is good hand hygiene. In this video, our CEO, Andrew Oberholzer demonstrates how to do it properly.
Statistics from around the world are showing that Covid 19 tends to affects men more severely than women. In New York 62% of all Covid deaths were in men. This trend has been observed throughout the world. In this video our CEO , Andrew Oberholzer talks about how some prostate cancer treatments may further increase the risk for men.
It’s great to be able to announce the appointment of our new Free State medical chairman. Dr Jos Myburgh is a consultant urologist and senior lecturer at The University of the free State.
We still need a patient affairs board chairman, so if you’re a prostate cancer survivor in the Free State who would like to get involved, please contact us. These volunteers give freely of their time and they are critical to expanding our activities nationally.
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