CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA
The CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA has continued to augment the paediatric oncology fraternity to support patients to receive treatment throughout the SARS-Coronavirus-2 pandemic.
“If you are receiving treatment for cancer or have signs and symptoms of cancer, please do not delay in going to the hospital. Hospitals and clinics have contingency plans to assist all patients, and infection prevention measures to prevent the spread of SARS-Coronavirus-2” says Professor Gita Naidu, and omit second doctor (President of the South African Children’s Study Cancer Group -SACCSG).
At CHOC we recommend that despite the SARS-Coronavirus-2 pandemic which is still evolving globally and remains a public health emergency of international concern, do not avoid getting checked or delay your treatment, an early diagnosis can better the survival rate.
Hedley Lewis – CHOC’s CEO communicates that “our foundation continues to avail ourselves to members of the public who may detect any of the early warning signs of childhood cancer in a child or teenager, please contact the CHOC helpline – 0800 333 555 (during office hours) or visit our website to get in touch with the region closest to you: www.choc.org.za”
To view the CHOC Early Warning Signs please click here: https://choc.org.za/childhood-cancer-early-warning-signs/