Started in October 2009, the aim of CanSurvive Cancer Support is to provide support for cancer patients, caregivers and friends at various levels – no matter what type of cancer they are affected by and no matter where they receive their treatment. Patients, survivors, caregivers and friends are welcome at our monthly group meetings.

Meetings are held at Hazeldene Hall, Parktown and Pinehaven, Krugersdorp. The excellent speakers also serve to further cancer buddy training and provide buddies with a place to meet patients.

There are also two groups at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital on the first and third Wednesday of each month, and one in Jabulani, Soweto on the third Saturday of the month. Contact us for more details.

CanSurvive also produces a free monthly newsletter called VISION, which features cancer relevant articles, contacts for various cancer organisations in southern Africa and dates for cancer events.

Members of CanSurvive also attend wellness days, sports events and give talks to various organisations as requested.


We are not afraid to talk about cancer!