Invitation to Cancer support group meetings

The South Durban community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA) will be hosting meeting to develop Cancer Support Group for the residents of south Durban – also known as ‘Cancer Valley’. These meetings will be in these three different communities: Wentworth, Merebank and Bluff. This disease is extremely on the rise in these communities. These communities are neighbours to two major oil refineries, big paper mill and a cluster of small chemical factories and industries.

The south Durban communities continue to find themselves: choking on noxious fumes, suffering pollution-related illness, and rapidly deteriorating neighbourhoods. This environment has such negative health impacts such as asthma, cancer and respiratory related diseases.

The objective of forming cancer support group is to help the sufferers and provide the necessary guidance and advice to those people about affected by this disease. Those  people affected directly and indirectly will need to be part of a support structure where they can share what they are going through and also get professional advice and assistance in the process.

These meetings are meant for cancer patients, cancer survivors, family, friends and caregivers. If you would like to be part of these cancer support group meetings please contact Thando Mbeje on 031 4611991 /