YOU ARE NOW ENTITLED, IRRESPECTIVE OF WHERE YOU LIVE AND YOUR INCOME LEVEL, TO ACCESS DEDICATED BREAST UNITS. THESE ARE DESIGNED TO ENSURE EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF BREAST CANCER, FOLLOWED BY TIMELY AND EFFECTIVE LIFE-PROLONGING AND LIFE-SAVING TREATMENT.
“We envisage that the policy will … positively contribute to reducing breast cancer incidence and mortality rates, as well as improve the quality of life for women in South Africa.” – Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health
THE BREAST CANCER PREVENTION AND CONTROL POLICY 2017
South Africa’s new Breast Cancer Prevention and Control Policy is a vital document aimed at prioritising breast cancer awareness, prevention, treatment and care in South Africa. Once fully implemented, it will secure access to a network of dedicated regional breast units that will not only improve early detection rates, but also establish guidelines for optimal treatment and palliative care to help drive down death rates from this cancer, which has become a leading cause of death of South African women.
The full policy may be read here.
View each section, view the slides, or download the corresponding Social Media Package.
|1. The New Policy||30th October 2018||View Slides||Download Social Media Package|
|2. Awareness and Prevention||Future|
|3. Access to Care||Future|
Note: The Social Media Packages are intended for use by Cancer Alliance Members. Each package contains a copy of the graphic memes for posting on social media, together with instructions and a schedule for coordinated publication.
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