Third cancer symposium in organising phase

Pertunia Thulo -- Wed, 04/17/2013 - 00:00

Third cancer symposium in organising phase

It is believed that cancer is the biggest killer in Africa with huge legal, human resource and cost implications for employers. However, it is a topic that is seldom broached in public platforms. In recognition of this the Potchefstroom Business School, Cansa Potchefstroom and Wilmed Park’s Oncology Centre in Klerksdorp shed some light on cancer diagnosed in men by organising a pioneer symposium for 2013. The theme of this year’s symposium, To live with cancer, will focus on cancers diagnosed in men.

This symposium is the brain-child of Marilize Minné, public relations officer of the Potchefstroom Business School. She is passionate about the need for informed debating and improved public awareness regarding the massive impact of this disease on cancer patients, their families, employers and the broader community.

“From small children to breadwinners to the aged, cancer is a disease that can affect anybody and it can be very traumatic,” says Marilize. “Cancer forces people to make big adjustments, not just with regard to the person who is diagnosed and their loved ones, but also their colleagues and other business contacts.”

This year’s symposium will take place on Saturday 8 June in the Senate Hall of the Joon van Rooy Building at the NWU. Top speakers will again share their expertise and a speaker who defeated cancer will conclude with a motivational speech about the journey with cancer. Everybody is welcome to register and can contact Marilize Minné at 018 299 1412.


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