Discovery South Africa Understanding Cancer

Understanding Cancer

The ‘Understanding Cancer’ podcast series takes you on a journey relevant to every person out there, bringing clarity to cancer’s complexity. Sonia Booth speaks to a host of top South African medical experts and to cancer survivors, in conversations designed to help us all to better #UnderstandCancer. This cutting-edge, ten-episode series explores everything you need to know - from healthy living to lower your cancer risk to cancer screening and prevention, how to handle a cancer diagnosis, understanding one’s treatment options, lifelong savvy to buffer the financial impact of cancer, emotional support along the way, the evolution to cancer survivor, and far, far more – all brought to you by Discovery.
English South Africa Health & Fitness
10 Episodes

#1 What is Cancer? — Join two leading oncologists and a medical geneticist, for a frank discussion that answers all your questions about cancer. Explore genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors that affect your risk. Understand diagnosis, treatment methods and hear myths debunked.
Season 1 / Episode 1 1 hr 02 min

#2 The Cancer Journey — The right know-how and savvy can make all the difference to navigating a cancer journey. Dr Sandile Mhlongo and Dr Noluthando Nematswerani walk through each step - from healthy living and screening tests to the healthcare support needed through a diagnosis, individualised treatment plans and more.
Season 1 / Episode 2 1 hr 05 min

#3 Cancers in Women — Ladies, listen up! Specialist Breast Surgeon, Prof. Carol Benn and Gynaecologist, Dr Trudy Smith share a treasure trove of information, from cancer’s impact on fertility and femininity, to vaccinations and healthy living to cut cancer risk, breast self-examination, mammograms, pap smears and more.
Season 1 / Episode 3 57 min

#4 Cancers in Children — Two top Paediatric Oncologists, an education expert and the brave mother of two young daughters diagnosed with cancer, share in an unforgettable, true-to-life discussion about childhood cancers. Explore symptoms, treatment, emotional support, keeping schooling on track and much more.
Season 1 / Episode 4 50 min

#5 Cancers in Men — Urologists Prof. Shingai Mutambirwa and Dr Evelyn Moshokoa, and surgical gastroenterologist, Dr Dean Lutrin, lay down the tools every guy needs to stay one step ahead of cancers that affect men. Find out why guys dismiss worrying symptoms, how cancer treatments affect sexuality and more!
Season 1 / Episode 5 54 min

#6 Cancer & your Financial Wellness — Have you ever considered the cost of a cancer journey? How do we ensure we have the right cover for future health and financial needs? Understand the impact of cancer on one’s life, career, ability to work and earn an income. Learn how to ensure financial wellness, for…
Season 1 / Episode 6 37 min

#7 Emotional Support through the Cancer Journey — Each person diagnosed with, or affected by cancer, experiences cancer’s stresses in a unique way. Our experts – a cancer survivor and counselling psychologist, and a clinical health specialist – explain how to understand and personalise emotional support, at every stage of a cancer journey.
Season 1 / Episode 7 57 min

#8 Survivorship & Cancer — Advances in cancer prevention and treatment mean more people are surviving this disease every year. But, going from life as a cancer patient to a survivor can be challenging. Find out about survivorship care, and other support key to this transition phase to a ‘new normal’ and a…
Season 1 / Episode 8 36 min

#9 Healthy Living During- & Post-Cancer Treatment — From nutrition to exercise, stress management, quality of sleep and more, what role does living as healthily as possible play during cancer treatment and beyond? Our experts share fascinating insights and tips, relevant to sustaining the body and mind during both cancer treatment and survivorship.
Season 1 / Episode 9 1 hr 05 min

#10 End of Life/Palliative Care — Think of palliative care as a fundamental level of support to a cancer patient and their loved ones. Contrary to popular belief that it’s associated with end-of-life care alone, this medical approach improves quality of life - through pain and symptom management - at any stage of a…
Season 1 / Episode 10 51 min