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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Colorectal or colon cancer is among the top three cancers for both men and women in South Africa with 1 in 77 males and 1 in 132 females diagnosed according to the National Cancer Register (2019). There is evidence of many younger individuals being diagnosed with colorectal cancer. It’s the second most common cancer in […]

SASS Webinar – 27 March 2024

SAVE THE DATE Our March broadcast of the SASS Support Group Meeting is Proudly Sponsored by HOLLISTER. Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops, manufactures and markets healthcare products and services worldwide.   Our virtual meetings will now be streamed across multiple platforms simultaneously and can be viewed on FaceBook, Instagram & Youtube and […]

Fasting during Ramadan and Salah as an Ostomate

Imaam Rashied Omar will be joining us to discuss a topic many of our Muslim Ostomates have been asking, namely can I fast during Ramadan and how do I make salaah and is my wudu not voided because of my stoma.https://youtu.be/cs2LUfjJuQA

SASS – February 2024 Webinar

We are doing things differently in 2024. Our virtual meetings will now be streamed across multiple platforms simultaneously and can be viewed on FaceBook, Instagram, LinkedIn & Youtube.Our first Webinar included: Our Constitutional Rights as Patients in South Africa facilitated by SECTION27 How does Functional Fitness benefit an Ostomate and how can this reduce the […]

Intimacy With My Ostomy

For most ostomates, a stoma has little or no effect on the ability to enjoy sex, regardless of sexual preferences or lifestyle before surgery.   Sexuality and ostomy are complex subjects with many aspects to it: the physical, emotional, and psychological pressures are major influences in ones’ life. Below, we will break down these issues […]

SASS Virtual Support Group Meeting – Feb 2024

SAVE THE DATE Our February broadcast of the SASS Support Group Meeting is Proudly Sponsored by Convatec. Convatec is a global medical products and technologies with leading market positions in advanced wound care, ostomy care, continence care and infusion care. We are doing things differently in 2024. Our virtual meetings will now be streamed across multiple […]

Living with Collitis – Nadia Ali

My story like many others living with Ulcerative Collitis, is more or less very similar. Living with Collitis since 2002 for me was a nightmare. To the point of much deliberation and contemplation I walked into my surgeons room so mad with life and this feeling of unfairness. I said doc “I’ve had enough of […]