Kathy Malherbe

An arrow and a star

Mashego Makola is an articulate, strong and determined young woman. She has come a long way since she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35, when she describes herself as becoming still, quiet and completely numb, unable to absorb the devastating news. Two years later she is not only a breast cancer [...]

Prescribing medicine doesn’t equal taking medicine

Taking prescribed medicine and completing the full course does not appear to be a problem experienced in South Africa only. A presentation by Yehui Zhu, a nursing sister specialising in breast cancer in Shanghai, revealed that even patients who are on hormonal therapy for breast cancer have a very poor adherence to taking them. The [...]