Sad reality of working with childhood cancer patients

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September is dedicated to raising awareness of childhood cancer and despite many advances in paediatric oncology, cancer remains a leading cause of death in children.

Dr Elmarie Mathews-Walton, a paediatric oncologist at the Provincial Hospital in Gqeberha, said while it was a sad field to work in, the best thing about working with childhood cancer patients was that they did not feel sorry for themselves...

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