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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

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

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

You Are Not Your Cancer Diagnosis!

You Are Not Your Cancer Diagnosis!

by Francis Nyachowe, ECCT Field Officer You are not your cancer diagnosis! This is a post to encourage those out there who are currently facing a cancer diagnosis. Having a diagnosis of cancer can take over your life. This is especially true during the intense period of initial diagnosis, treatment and immediate recovery. All of … Continue reading

Imi…Mati Kudii? Muscle Mass & Cancer!

Imi…Mati Kudii? Muscle Mass & Cancer!

  by Eden Chiuslekuda Well folks, the verdict is out, people with bigger muscles can cut their cancer risk by as much as 50%.  A study published in the esteemed Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention Journal found that men who lifted weights were significantly less likely to succumb to a fatal tumour. Other studies have … Continue reading

Varume Vanokosha: Real Men Get Check Ups!

Varume Vanokosha: Real Men Get Check Ups!

by Eden Chiuslekuda With the sad passing of the inspirational Nelson Mandela and it having recently been Prostate Cancer Awareness month in November – we have the menfolk at heart. As noted from Mandela’s autobiography – Long Walk to Freedom – Mandela valued his health and fitness. As a former boxer he continued to treasure … Continue reading

It’s Live: New Look ECCT Website!

It’s Live: New Look ECCT Website!

As we progress well into the start of the Sponsor a Cancer Patient Campaign, we have  relaunched our website. The website has its main focus on the five marginalized cancer patients we are supporting in Zimbabwe. Through the Sponsor a Cancer Patient Campaign, the ECCT will be providing the patients and their families with access … Continue reading