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Polla Swart – Cancer Stories of Hope #CANSA90

Polla Swart

What is your current cancer diagnosis?

In remission (breast cancer).

How long have you been living with that cancer?

14 years.

How does living with cancer affect you in general in your day-to-day living?

Cancer has never got me down. Was a difficult journey but I stood up… Cancer is not a death penalty.

Is there a family history of cancer? Please elaborate if yes.


How have you or your loved ones been affected by you living with cancer?

Only me.

How has having cancer affected you during this time of COVID-19?

Haven’t being going for my regular check ups at the government hospital, but will be going soon.

What is your message to our government regarding the prevention, management and treatment of cancer?

I get excellent treatment at the government hospital.

What is your message to other people living with cancer?

Stand up, dont give up… Its not a death penalty.

Is pain a daily part of your life and how do you manage it?

No I’m in remission, no pain.

How has CANSA supported you in your diagnosis? 

CANSA Witbank supported me tremendously.

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