Formally established in 2009, the Zambian Cancer Society (ZCS) is a nonprofit organisation founded by Udie Soko, who is a survivor of 2 cancers. In 1989 at the age of 23 she was diagnosed with early stage cancer of the lymph-nodes and was declared cancer free in 1990. In 2015, a few months before her 50th birthday, Udie was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. Udie is currently on hormonal treatment and is responding well.