Live Well. Live Cancer
Oncoplastic Surgery the new way forward in treating Breast Cancer
Diagnosed with Cancer â€“ Now What? 13 Power of Positivity 6
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Contact details of support groups Oncoplastic surgery the new way forward in treating Breast Cancer The Power of Positivity Cape Town Ozone Health Ayurvedic Yoga therapy Cancer Fighting Foods XANGO juice Creative Ways to Tie a Scarf Wigs 4 Africa Cancer.vive Magic Mineral Broth Recipe Fixes for Taste Bud Problems IVOhealth Cape Kingdom Nutraceuticals Fascinations Hair Ozone Cape Like B4 Mastectomy wear Diagnosed with Cancer â€“ Now what? Things to do for a family member or friend with cancer Combatting Chemo Brain
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Sheryl Longâ€™s story Giveaway page RE/MAX Property Associates Benefits of a support group A Batchelor & Associates Creative Wellness Rikkis taxi Specialists and Services
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EDITORS NOTE Welcome to our first Edition of ‘Live Well. Live Cancer’ You may have been living with your diagnosis for a while now or you may even be newly diagnosed. Either way - I hope our magazine will help you in your journey. I was diagnosed in 2010 at the age of 26 with stage 4 breast cancer. I have undergone various chemotherapies, a Mastectomy and Radiation...somehow I still work! While I am still fighting the fight I realised there was a need for valuable information available to men and woman at different stages in their journey with different forms of cancer. We all look for ways to make our lives more manageable - this is why we started ‘Live Well. Live Cancer’ so you the patient have all available resources in one handy booklet. This may be the toughest fight you have ever had to fight in your life but know that you can get through it! There is a saying that I love and it could never be more true - “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have” by Unknown Author. Whether it be a support group to help you, a supplement to energise you, or an article to inspire you - I am hoping you’ll find it right here with us. ‘Live Well. Live Cancer’ has a mission – we strive to be a tool of Hope, Inspiration and knowledge to all those affected by cancer. If you, a friend or family member are battling or have won the fight with cancer then we would love to hear from you! We are looking for Inspirational stories, advice, tips, and any relevant information that could be useful to others. Send us your name and e-mail address and we’ll be sure to keep you up to date with newsletters, updates and exciting competitions or alternatively log onto Facebook and find us under ‘Live Well. Live Cancer’. We hope you enjoy the first Edition - A journey of Knowledge Awaits you!
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Cancer Support Groups Panorama Morning Support Group Meeting
Can-Sir (Men with cancer support group)
Dates: September 20th, 18th October, 22nd November 10h00 -12h00 Place: Panorama Oncology Centre (Boardroom) Contact: 021 944 3800
Dates: Last Thursday of every month 18h00 – 19h00 Place: ZOE Academy, Eindhoven Delft Dates: 2nd Wednesday of every month 18h00 – 19h00 Place: Sports Hall, Lavis Drive Bishop Lavis Contact: Ismail-Ian Fife 021 761 6070 / 079 315 8627
Panorama Hospital Evening Support Group Dates: 9th October, 13 Nov 17h30 – 19h00 Place: Panorama Hospital Second floor Contact: Emerentia Esterhuyse 021 944 3850
Cape Gate Oncology Support Group Dates: 4th of October, 1 Nov 10 – 12pm Place: Cape Gate Oncology Board Room Contact: Caron Majewski 021 944 3800
My Child Has Cancer Trust Contact: Deidre Taylor 082 565 0060 Suzanne Grove 082 856 6599 Tania Brown 083 292 0641
Prostate Support Action Group Meetings People Living with Cancer Vincent Pallotti Support Group Dates: 24th September, 29th October, 26th November 18h00 – 19h30 Place: Oncology Centre Vincent Pallotti Hospital, Pinelands Contact: Linda Greeff 021 949 4060 / 0825513310
Reach for Recovery Dates: 25th October, 27th November at 10h00 Place: Vergelegen Medi-Clinic Contact: 082 357 0497
Reach for Recovery Dates: Last Thursday of each month at 10h00 Place: CANSA offices at 37A Main Road, Mowbray Contact: 021 689 5347
Contact: 073 560 3067 / 021 786 16 71 Medi-Clinic Constantiaberg
Rays of Hope Support Group For cancer patients, survivors, family members and carers. Dates: First Tuesday of the month 19h30 Place: The Father’s House Christian Fellowship, Bellville Contact: Vera 083 627 5826
Online Forums BreastBuddies www.breastbuddies.co.za Live Well. Live Cancer www.forum.mychoices.co.za
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Oncoplastic Surgery the new way forward in treating Breast Cancer In well-run comprehensive breast centre’s using state of the art screening technology, the majority of women will be treated by breast conserving therapy. In large trials performed in the 70’s and 80’s breast conserving therapy was shown to be equally effective in the treatment of early breast cancer, as was a mastectomy. Increasingly, additional treatments such as chemotherapy and hormonal therapy, prolonged the patient’s survival. Currently, of 100 patients with early stage breast cancer, about 80 are still alive and well after 20 years. According to Dr Rika Pienaar, an oncologist from Cape Town the survival of the patient is crucial however, the cosmetic out-come after the cancer treatment is an aspect that cannot be ignored.
The treatment of breast cancer goes far beyond merely eliminating the cancer. Oncologists now understand that surgical treatments and radiotherapy must be integrated.
Professor Justus Apffelstaedt from the University of Stellenbosch says initial trials of breast conservation addressed mainly safety issues and cosmetic outcome was only a secondary consideration. He says mastectomies were performed to alleviate problems associated with late radiation changes. “The surgical outcome initially was often acceptable. However, the necessary addition of radiotherapy in breast conservation led to progressive scarring. After a few years then the scarring made the cosmetic outcome rather poor,” says Professor Frank Graewe, Head of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Stellenbosch.
By: Frank Graewe, Professor and Head: Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Stellenbosch Justus Apffelstaedt, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Stellenbosch and Head: Breast Clinic, Tygerberg Hospital Dr. Rika Pienaar, Oncologist in Private Practice in Cape Town
There have been two significant developments that have improved the cosmetic outcome remarkably. Progress in radiation planning and new technology in radiation delivery cause much less scarring than in the past, and new surgical techniques have been developed. The aims of this integration are the uncompromised safety in cancer treatment, while establishing an aesthetically pleasing breast shape that can withstand radiotherapy with little longterm changes. This is most readily achieved by a team approach including an oncologic surgeon, oncologist and a plastic surgeon.
provide the patient with a reformed breast shape with excellent blood supply in which radiation is much better tolerated.
This approach, which combines cancer surgery and plastic surgery in the same session, is named “oncoplastic” breast surgery. Thirty years ago, breast cancer surgery was straightforward - it meant having a mastectomy. Nowadays, lumpectomies, tumor excisions, segmentectomies, quadrantectomies, skin sparing mastectomies, mastectomies and more, belong to the armamentarium of the oncologic surgeon. Likewise, the plastic surgeon has to have in his arsenal of procedures ranging from local rearrangement of the breast gland after an excision of a tumor, a variety of breast reduction techniques into which the tumor excisions are integrated, and the reconstruction of the patients own tissue or new prostheses.
Still, an unfortunate minority of women will require a mastectomy. In these cases, immediate reconstruction is the standard treatment with an emphasis on retaining the volume and shape of the breast. In the newest reconstruction techniques, only skin and fat with their own blood supply are removed and used to form a new breast. Muscles are no longer sacrificed and the recovery is swift. As donor areas for the new breast, the lower belly or the buttocks are used, which often have accumulated a little excess tissue in the course of a good life. This, according to Prof Graewe, makes the newly formed breast look and feel more natural.
The team of surgeons should all have a major interest in breast cancer management in order to understand the complexities involved. A good measure of this is the number of breast cancers they manage annually. More than 100 cases of breast cancer is a good indication, that the team has the required volume to constantly achieve good outcomes.
“Breast cancer management has come a long way since the early days of breast conservation”
Professor Graewe says the plastic surgeon should be familiar with all of the different techniques in order to provide an optimal cosmetic outcome. “For me as the senior member and convener of such a team, it has been an eye-opener to see the iteration taking place between the radiation oncologist and the plastic surgeon,” says Professor Apffelstaedt.
Breast cancer management has come a long way since the early days of breast conservation. It is the aim to restore women who are afflicted by this dreaded disease, to a status as normal as possible as soon as possible. A combined approach of a radiation oncologist, a surgical oncologist and a plastic surgeon all seeing the patient together and making decisions with the patient and her family, comes close to this ideal.
Dr Pienaar concurs and says the combined clinics and the new tools plastic surgeons have developed
The Power of Positivity
Whether you believe it or not, thinking positive thoughts can change your life . It may take some conscious effort, but when you combine a positive thought with a positive emotion and hold that thought for a little less than thirty seconds, you can effect a change in your life. Most people don’t bother listening to the endless dialogue going on inside their heads. What is unfortunate about that is this dialogue is mostly limiting in nature as it springs from the subconscious mind and subliminal programming. What is usually found there are beliefs stored by a child’s early upbringing. As children, people are like little computers with no operating system, By the time a child is three, they have a rudimentary operating system running. That operating system, defined by his caretakers and their beliefs often defines their experiences for life. By the time the child is eight, that operating system is no longer rudimentary – it now works with all kinds of software programs running: self-esteem beliefs, self-love beliefs and all kinds of other beliefs. All which operate beneath the conscious mind that draws his experiences to him. Belief systems are a direct result of that with which a person grows up – either through acceptance of what caretakers unconsciously taught or by rejection of what they unconsciously taught. Either way – these core belief systems and values come as a direct result of what a child experiences with and from his caretakers while growing up. Consciously make an effort to change your subconscious programming if you want to change your life. It is that simple. It takes approximately 30 days to change a habit and it is done through simple repetitive techniques.
s d o o F g n i t h g i Cancer F
Many of the common foods found in your local grocery store contain cancer-fighting / prevention properties. There isnâ€™t a single element in a particular food that does all the work: The best thing to do is eat a variety of foods. The following foods have the ability to help stave off cancer and some can even help inhibit cancer cell growth or reduce tumour size.
Cherries Red Grapes Bok Choy Kale Soy Beans Mushrooms Turmeric Nutmeg Artichokes Lavender Pumpkin Tuna Parsley Garlic Tomato Olive Oil Grape Seed Oil
Dark Chocolate Green Tea Avocados Strawberries Blackberries Broccoli Cauliflower Cabbage Carrots Grapefruit Nuts Papaya Rosemary Blueberries Oranges Grape Fruit Lemons Apples Pineapple
Scarf Tying Techniques The Rosette
Basic Head Wrap
Fixes for Taste Bud Troubles Things have a metallic taste Add a little sweetener, like maple syrup or agave nectar, and a squeeze of lemon. You could also try adding a nut cream or butter. Things taste too sweet Start by adding 6 drops of lemon or lime juice. Keep adding it in small increments until the sweet taste becomes muted. Things taste too salty Add ¼ teaspoon of lemon juice. It erases the taste of salt. Things taste too bitter Add a little sweetener, like maple syrup or agave nectar. Everything taste like cardboard Add more sea salt until the flavour of the dish moves towards the Front of the mouth. A spritz of fresh lemon juice also helps. If you are having trouble swallowing or dealing with mouth sores, add fat, such as nut cream, to your food. Eat blended or pureed foods, such as blended soups and smoothies. Stay away from ginger, curry, red pepper flakes, and other strong spices. Taken from ‘The Cancer- Fighting Kitchen’ by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson
Magic Mineral Broth Recipe This broth will cover your every nutritional need when you’re not feeling too well. It provides a tremendous nutritional boost and can be used as a base for soups and stews. Chemotherapy often saps your strength due to dehydration, which pulls vital nutrients out of your system. Ingredients 6 unpeeled carrots with half the green tops, cut into thirds 2 unpeeled medium yellow onions, cut into chunks 1 leek, both white and green parts, cut into thirds 1 bunch celery, including the heart, cut into thirds 4 unpeeled cloves garlic, halved ½ bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley 4 medium red potatoes with skins on, quartered 2 sweet potatoes with skins on, quartered 1 tablespoon sea salt 1 (6-inch by 1-inch) strip of kombu 2 bay leaves 12 black peppercorns 4 whole allspice or juniper berries In a 12-quart or larger stockpot, combine all the ingredients. Fill the pot to 2 inches below the rim with water, cover, and bring to a boil. Simmer a minimum of 2 hours. Add more water if necessary. Eat chunky or strain the stock using a large coarse-mesh strainer. Magic Mineral Broth can be frozen up to 6 months. Recipe extracted from ‘The Cancer fighting kitchen’ by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson
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Diagnosed with Cancer – Now what?
Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be one of the scariest experiences imaginable. Knowing what to expect however and how to proceed forward can be a very useful tool to make the process easier. Here are some suggestions for coping with a cancer diagnosis:
Go Easy on Yourself Being new to a cancer diagnosis is never easy. A patient will feel as though they are on an emotional rollercoaster. It is important however to acknowledge what has happened after a period of time and to attack your diagnosis with hope and positivity!
Knowledge is power Try to obtain as much information as possible about your diagnosis. When visiting your doctor get a friend or family member to accompany you. It may be useful for them to take a pen and paper with to write down notes. Consider taking a list of questions that you may have on your mind.
Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle Ensure to eat a healthy variety of foods. This can improve your energy levels. Make sure you get an adequate amount of rest to help you maintain your stress and fatigue levels.
Feel Free to get a Second Opinion Cancer treatment is complicated, and different doctors are likely to have different philosophies and approaches. A second opinion can also help you feel more confident in your treatment plan. Know your medical aid Alert your medical aid about your new diagnosis. You will need to know what kind of benefits and coverage are available to you.
Find a support group Your initial response may be to withdraw yourself but you would be surprised at how empowering it can be to talk to people that are similarly diagnosed like yourself.
Get Organised Start a comprehensive file consisting of all your reports, results, x-rays and scans, receipts, medical aid authorisations and bills. You never know when you may need this. It may be useful to keep a special notebook set aside for your doctors contact numbers, appointments, chemo session etc
Pay a visit to the dentist Be sure that your dental health and mouth maintenance is up to date, before starting chemo. If your mouth is healthy you may have fewer or milder side effects in your mouth. Accept help from family and friends Often friends and family can run errands, provide transportation, prepare meals and help you with household chores. Learn to accept their help. Get Ahead of Hair loss Chemotherapy can cause hair loss. Consider your options about what you would like to do – buy yourself some hats, scarves or a wig. When you start losing your hair and it’s falling out more at a steady rate - consider shaving it off before it gets too much. This could be very empowering.
How to Combat Chemo Brain Cancer treatments can cause changes in memory and concentration. As frustrating as this may be at times there are some ways to manage Chemo brain. Symptoms may include: • Difficulty concentrating, multi-tasking or finding the right word • Being unusually disorganized • Shorter attention span • Short-term memory problems • Trouble with verbal memory, such as remembering a conversation • Trouble with visual memory, such as recalling an image or list of words Tips for Managing Chemo Brain • Lighten your work load where possible • Keep a pen and paper handy at all times to write down important information • Use a daily organizer • Get adequate sleep • Eat nutritious, balanced meals
• Make daily “To Do” lists. • Maintain a regular schedule • Avoid distractions • Have conversations in quiet areas to prevent distractions and your train of thought being broken Depending on how private a person you are, you might tell your family and friends, so that they’ll understand if you forget things you normally wouldn’t forget. They may be able to help, remind you of certain tasks and encourage you.
Things to do for a family member or friend with cancer I often get asked this number one question by many people that I meet ‘What can I do to help?’ There is no right and wrong thing here simply because everybody is different within their own approach in their diagnosis. Everybody is different but depending on your friendship / closeness you should be able to know the boundaries and where your friend / family member needs help.
Offer to drive
Whether your friend / loved one needs to go for a checkup or a chemo appointment – offer to lift them to and from their appointment. Chemo drugs are extremely strong and often leave the patient weak and tired, unable to drive.
Do what you do best – whether it be cooking or making a card. Let your friend know that they are never far from your mind. A homemade sentiment will always be long remembered.
Become the world’s best listener Your friend may want to chat about life or their worries about their disease. Being a good listener is the best thing you can possibly be. Make contact Whether it be a phone call, sms, e-mail or greeting card. Technology today has made it so easy to stay in touch. Just letting your loved one know that you are thinking of them goes a very long way. Let them know from time to time how proud you are of them and how strong they are given their situation. Offer to help with errands It could be to take the kids off their hands for the afternoon while they rest, do a grocery shop, or help with errands around the house. Be Patient & Understanding Your friend / family member is going through a rollercoaster of emotions throughout their journey – one day they may be up and the next day they could be down. They may not want to talk about what’s bugging them but just letting them know that you are there if they need you. Don’t push them to talk if they look troubled and most importantly don’t tell them how they should be feeling. Acknowledge your friend/ family members Situation We know you struggle with the thought of your loved one being ill but it really does not help when they know you’re bottling everything up. Be honest about how you feel.
Beauty Queens Fight Breast Cancer too
A breast cancer diagnosis can cause a woman’s life to come to a temporary standstill – not for our cover girl model, Sheryl Long. Sheryl, age 42 is a 2 times breast cancer survivor, a mother, a wife, a community care worker and she holds an array of Titles to be proud of such as: Global United “Life time Queen”, Mzantsi Africa Mrs Western Cape Role Model 2012-2013, Mrs Worldwide “Queen of Hope” 2011 -2012, Spirit of HOPE International Award 2011, Mrs Smile Western Cape 2010, Lions’ Woman of the Year 2010 and Mrs Western Cape 2008. 16
‘My first experience with breast cancer was found in my right breast in 2004. My oncologist at the time advised me to have a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. I had no idea what I was in for. I went ahead with the treatment as a fragile human being, really battling to cope. To get me through this traumatic period, I spent a lot of time at the beach just gazing into the sea and the horizon. So many thoughts filled my mind and I began accepting this part of my life as a challenge that I could overcome. I began to get busy and take my mind off what was happening. I got involved with community and charity work.
I have done everything from bathing orphans, collecting items for the needy, soup kitchens, toy runs, and just about anything that anyone needed. If I could help out, with the help of my community, I was there. In 2009, I created a charity called “Race to Live” a charity drive for children suffering with life threatening illnesses whom had various wishes to be fulfilled. I assist the families with their various needs and we treat the children to outings at Killarney Raceway with passenger rides in real race cars, dress them in the full race gear and entertain the children afterwards as well as their families for the day. I assist with fundraising for the families going through tough times as we all know that having a life threatening disease is also costly. In April 2011 I was diagnosed again with breast cancer, this time in my left breast. Again, I had a lumpectomy done and surgeons confirmed that 2 of my 11 lymph nodes which were removed under my armpit were cancerous so the cancer cells had spread through to my bloodstream. I was overwhelmed as I could not believe that so much can happen to one person. But nevertheless I began to try alternative ways of treating the disease myself. In January 2012 I decided to get a second opinion, and booked an appointment with a “new” oncologist. She advised me of the treatment required to “melt” the tumor and reminded me that should I choose to leave it the way it is, it will spread to my organs. I made the decision then and there to start with the aggressive chemotherapy as soon as possible.
Once all chemo had been completed, I was scheduled to have a bi-lateral mastectomy and reconstruction. I had my operation on the 14th August. I was in hospital for a week. Considering all that I have been through, my pain had become bearable. On the day of my release I received the news that the MRI, CT scans and Histology reports from the breast tissues that were removed, is all clear. There is no sign of tumours within my body. Whatever my bad experiences were with the chemotherapy and the amount of suffering I went through, it was well worth it as I received these wonderful results. I have come this far and my message is for other women to NEVER give up!! I believe that nothing is impossible. With God ALL things are possible! It doesn’t matter that cancer has stolen my identity; it has not stolen my life! I will not allow it! Cancer is just a word, not a sentence.’
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The benefits of a suppor t group
For every person diagnosed, cancer is a unique experience. No two people will travel the same journey during and after cancer treatment. How people cope at point of diagnosis, during treatment, and after treatment is varied for each individual. One common thread in all people with cancer is the need for a good support system. Cancer support groups are one of the best ways to get support for those diagnosed. Support groups offer advice and words of encouragement that other friends or family member do not understand. It’s a horrible shock to the system when a patient is first diagnosed and they are often reluctant to join a support group because they are still coming to terms with their diagnosis. In these cases an online forum can often help giving you freedom to discuss whatever you like with the option of anonymity. Benefits Include: • Friendships are formed • Get confirmation that what they are feeling is ‘normal’ • Gain a sense of empowerment and control • Obtain coping skills • Encouragement • A way to let off steam
• Retain a sense of belonging • To obtain information about your disease • Find out information about new treatments • Hope & Motivation is restored by members who have been through similar situations • Getting practical advice or information about treatment options • An opportunity to shed your fear and anxieties • Comparing notes about resources, such as doctors and alternative options • Survivors & Fighters have an opportunity to share wisdom • Reducing distress, depression or anxiety • Developing a clearer understanding of what to expect with your situation • Talking openly and honestly about your feelings Do yourself a favour and have a look at what support groups are available to you in your area. Have a look and see if your loved ones are able to join too!
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