Lizel Burger Breast Cancer (Age 36) On 18 March 2017 I felt a lump in my breast. I immediately made an appointment on Monday for a sonar and a mammogram at the radiologist. The report confirmed that the lump could possibly be malignant. At my appointment with the surgeon, he... read more →
Money From the Claim Because I have three children and then the grandchildren, the four grandsons, I gave each one of the grandchildren R10 000. I told their parents to invest it. I told them my wish is that because Liam still has three years before he goes to high school,... read more →
Claim Process with Platinum Life After the claim was put through, the papers came back, which I took to fill in and I couldn’t believe it when they said everything is in order. Then the message came through saying that the money had been paid into my bank account. When... read more →
My name is Daphne, I turned 70 just this year, which is something I can be grateful for. I am just a grandmother; I’m a pensioner. I really like the elderly, it is my friendship group. They are older than I am, although I am old. Diagnosis I normally go... read more →
In this last instalment of Shannon's interview with Platinum Life she sheds light into her experience with us - from the claim process, what she did with her pay-out and closes off with some advice.
In this second part Shannon continues to tell us about her reaction to treatment, discusses her family’s history with cancer and the costs she incurred throughout the whole process to recovery.
Shannon Mdikane is a 44 year old Breast Cancer survivor. Take a journey with her through her survival story, from the time of diagnosis, surgery to treatment.
COSTS INCURRED There were many expenses that weren’t covered. They paid for the hospitalisation, but they didn’t pay my gynaecologist who performed the operation and that was an amount of over R25 000. JOINING PLATINUM LIFE I never thought I would need Platinum Life. My friend referred me, I just... read more →
I am Deidré Serfontein, I’m 36 years old, I’m a travel consultant and I do business travel most of the time. I have a beautiful 4-year-old daughter and we’ve lived in Johannesburg for 5 years now. DIAGNOSIS Whenever I tell the story I always say a Pap smear saved my... read more →