Cancer treatment

The South African medical aid scheme, Profmed, says many people don't really know how much cancer treatment costs and what the impact on personal finances will be.

Even though the medical scheme will cover some of the expenses related to cancer, there are limits.

Ultimately, a patient's chosen medical aid plan will determine the coverage they can receive for cancer.

Cancer diagnoses in South Africa are becoming more prevalent. The most common cancers include breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer and other soft tissue cancers.

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