In South Africa prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men across all population groups.
Despite prostate cancer being the commonest cancer in men, there is poor awareness and deficient urology services in the Western Cape. This leads to it often being diagnosed late when palliation is the only possible treatment.
Project Peacock aims to improve this situation. Our efforts have resulted in a public–private partnership which will allow 12 extra men per year to received lifesaving brachytherapy at Groote Schuur Hospital.
We're asking for your support to make Project Peacock sustainable.
THE HARD TRUTH
We face a huge burden of patients with prostate cancer at Groote Schuur Hospital.
Many of these patients wait for months for a date for their definitive treatment. The current waiting list for non-urgent urology case is about a year.
At present the only therapeutic options we have for prostate cancer patients is surgery or radiotherapy.
Thanks to Project Peacock, we are the only state institution in South Africa able to offer Brachytherapy, a minimally invasive curative option.