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Supporting your treatment journey.

Supporting patients on their treatment journey

An American study revealed that many cancer patients lose all their life savings within two years of diagnosis and many more remain in debt due to their treatment costs. Our focus is on driving down the cost of oncology treatment, enhancing cancer care and making new therapies and technologies available in SA.

Eurolab provides patient information guides (leaflets) for all its generic oncology medicines. They describe the type of cancer you have, explain how this treatment works, list what the side effects might be and explain how to deal with them. The leaflets provide information to help you throughout your treatment journey. We value feedback from patients which allows us to improve our ongoing efforts to maintain the highest level of quality. If you would like to receive our patient information guide or get in touch, please contact us.

NPOS working hard to beat cancer

About 115 000 South Africans are diagnosed with cancer each year, according to The Cancer Association of South Africa. Eurolab salutes all the not-for-profit organisations in SA that raise awareness about cancer prevention and provide support to patients and their families to help them cope with cancer.

Many of these organisations support the cancer awareness days and months that take place during the course of every year by holding events and running campaigns. We encourage patients to get involved because sharing your cancer experience with others makes the cancer treatment journey less lonely. Encourage your employers, friends and families to support these initiatives too.

Eurolab also acknowledges the role that the media plays in providing accurate information about cancer prevention and treatment as well as highlighting new developments in the field of cancer.

Research institutes are making important strides to better understand the different kinds of cancers: what causes them, how best to treat them, and whether there are opportunities for innovation to improve current treatment programmes and outcomes for patients. We watch new research and research outcomes closely, keeping our fingers on the pulse of the latest trends so we can decide the next step in our own business journey. We commend the dedication of individuals in these organisations who work tirelessly to find new solutions for cancer treatment.

The annual cancer awareness calendar

Cancer awareness days and months
  • February

    • 4 February – World Cancer Day
    • 15 February – International Childhood Cancer Day

  • March

    • 4 March – International HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Awareness Day
    • 15 March 2019 – Hollard Dare Devil Run

  • April

    • Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
    • 7 April – World Health Day

  • May

    • 8 May – World Ovarian Cancer Day

  • June

    • 2 June – International Cancer Survivors’ Day
    • 3 June – National Cancer Survivors’ Day
    • 7 June – Cuppa for CANSA Day
    • 20 June – World Kidney Cancer Day

  • August

    Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia Awareness Month (15 August to 15 October)

      • 1 – 7 August – CANSA Care Week
      • 1 August – World Lung Cancer Day
      • 2 – 9 August – Corporate Cuppa For CANSA week

  • September

    Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia Awareness Month (15 August to 15 October)

    – Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

    – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

    • 21 September – National Sunflower Day
    • 24 September – World Cancer Research Day

  • October

    – Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia Awareness Month (15 August to 15 October)

    – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    • 12 December – World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
    • 26 October – 2 November – International Brain Tumour Awareness Week

  • November

    • 10 November – World Neuroendocrine Tumour Awareness Day (NET Cancer Day)
    • 21 November – World Pancreatic Cancer Day

  • December

    SunSmart Skin Cancer Awareness Month (1 December to 31 January)

Encourage your employers, friends, and family to support these initiatives too. Sharing your cancer experience with others makes the cancer treatment journey less lonely. 

Eurolab also acknowledges the role that the media plays in supporting these awareness raising programmes by broadcasting accurate information from experts about cancer prevention and treatment as well as highlighting new developments in the field of cancer. They also raise awareness by interviewing the brave people that have survived their cancer. 

In addition, researchers and institutes are making every effort to better understand the different kinds of cancers: what causes them, how best to treat them, and whether there are opportunities for innovation to improve current treatment programmes and outcomes for patients. We watch new research and research outcomes in South Africa closely, keeping our fingers on the pulse of the latest trends and innovations in cancer, so we can decide the next step in our own business journey. We commend the dedication of individuals in these organisations who work consistently and passionately to find better and new solutions for cancer treatment. 

Useful Resources for patients during their cancer journey

While our goal is to provide the best options for your treatment, and to ensure your treatment and recovery programme go according to plan, we do realise that being diagnosed with cancer, and living through the treatment process can be a challenging time for patients and their families. There are many useful online resources to choose from to support you in your journey, some of which can be found here.If you have information that you feel will help other cancer patients, please send it to us on info@eurolab.co.za.

Cancer Organisations