n Occupational Health Southern Africa - Work related to the Asbestos and Kgalagadi Relief Trusts and presented at the Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig) 12th Biennial Conference in Cape Town, 21-24 October 2014 : press release

Volume 20, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1024-6274
  • E-ISSN: 2226-6097


A lack of facilities for terminally ill mesothelioma sufferers results in unnecessary suffering according to a palliative care nurse who has cared for more than 100 mesothelioma and lung cancer sufferers in the greater Kuruman district in the Northern Cape. Sister Phemelo Magabanyane was addressing delegates at the International Mesothelioma Interest Group Conference at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer of the pleura or peritoneum diagnosed up to 40 years after exposure to asbestos.

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