MAVERICK CITIZEN: HEALTH Dying for Treatment: The struggle for affordable breast cancer medicines in South Africa

Across the world, October is marked as breast cancer month. It is an opportunity to create awareness, educate people and provide support for breast cancer survivors and those close to them. In South Africa, more than 10 dedicated breast cancer organisations do their bit. No other single cancer in South Africa has that dedicated focus, but one of the greatest obstacles facing women with breast cancer is the exorbitant cost of the essential medicines needed to save their lives.

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