A fun walk to raise funds to help children suffering from cancer has been held at Mbombela in Mpumalanga, with over 200 people participating in the 5 kilometre walk.
Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in wealthy countries and could become the world’s biggest killer within just a few decades if current trends persist, researchers said on Tuesday.
The Mpumalanga Health Department has opened a new Oncology unit at the Rob Ferreira Hospital in Mbombela. The unit has already begun the treatment of cancer patients.
A doctor from Kuruman in the Northern Cape advocating for early detection of cancer; believes access to healthcare in rural communities is still a major challenge.
Cancer patients in Mpumalanga have welcomed the opening of the first ever Oncology unit in the province. Previously, patients from the province had to travel to other provinces for treatment.