Cancer Survivors, Patients Need Flu Shot!

Cancer Survivors, Patients Need Flu Shot!

by Francis Nyachowe, ECCT Field Officer If you’re having chemotherapy treatment, should you get a flu shot? I was recently asked this, and the answer is yes. It’s important for cancer survivors to prepare for the flu season. If you have a current or past diagnosis of cancer, you may be at higher risk for … Continue reading

Cervical Cancer Month!

Cervical Cancer Month!

by Francis Nyachowe, ECCT Field Officer Overview Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix — the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Various strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection, play a role in causing most cervical cancer. When exposed … Continue reading

ECCT Joy: Tapiwa’s Back to School!

ECCT Joy: Tapiwa’s Back to School!

At ECCT, we wanted to share a short snippet of how Tapiwa (in image above), one of the young men we support has been doing. His mum, Sipelile  – who we supported with medications for her cervical cancer sadly passed away 2 years ago(see picture of his mother below). We then started supporting Tapiwa with … Continue reading

Tererayi: Cancer Cases Increase in Zimbabwe!

Tererayi: Cancer Cases Increase in Zimbabwe!

by Francis Nyachowe, ECCT Field Officer HIGH cases of cancer continue to be recorded around the country with the latest statistics showing that cases have escalated by six percent. The latest statistics released by the Zimbabwe Cancer Registry show that there is a steady increase in reported cases and cervical cancer accounts for most cases. … Continue reading

Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know Part 4

Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know Part 4

by Francis Nyachowe, ECCT Field Officer Prostate cancer is becoming increasingly common amongst men in Zimbabwe and here at ECCT, we thought we should give you some more information about it. Knowledge is power…and we continue with the last part – Part 4 – of our information series this week, where we discuss the various … Continue reading

Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know Part 3

Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know Part 3

by Francis Nyachowe, ECCT Field Officer Prostate cancer is becoming increasingly common amongst men in Zimbabwe and here at ECCT, we thought we should give you some more information about it. Knowledge is power…and we continue with Part 3 of our information series this week, where we discuss how doctors test for it and make … Continue reading

ECCT Happiness: Tapiwa’s Story!

ECCT Happiness: Tapiwa’s Story!

Happy new year all! We pray that you had a great Christmas and New Year’s celebration with friends and family. At ECCT, we wanted to share a short snippet of how Tapiwa (in image above), one of the young men we support has been doing. His mum, Sipelile  – who we supported with medications passed … Continue reading

Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know Part 2!

Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know Part 2!

by Francis Nyachowe, ECCT Field Officer Prostate cancer is becoming increasingly common amongst men in Zimbabwe and here at ECCT, we thought we should give you some more information about it. Knowledge is power…and we continue with Part 2 of our information series this week. To view Part 1 on what prostate cancer is…click here … Continue reading

Realities of Cancer: ECCT Sheds A Tear

Realities of Cancer: ECCT Sheds A Tear

So many up’s and down’s – that is the reality of cancer, but it is felt even more so for marginalized cancer patients in Zimbabwe. Last week we received sad news that one of the patients we were supporting with pain medications for his prostate cancer passed away. His name was Fiyosi Dingaan, who is … Continue reading