At 32, Linda Greeff was employed as a social worker with a special focus on cancer care. Despite her extensive experience, nothing could prepare Linda for what it would be like to be diagnosed with cancer herself.
She remembers experiencing an overwhelming sense of fear of what may happen, and how her two small children would cope if she passed away. Linda has since recovered and has dedicated her life to helping South Africans access the cancer care they so desperately need – a near impossible challenge against the background of the country’s socio-economic issues.
She is now the manager of Oncology Social Work Services at GVI Oncology and co-founder of People Living with Cancer. She shares her insight on some of the big questions surrounding cancer in SA with Health24.