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What science says causes cancer

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From coffee to antiperspirant, everyday items are increasingly under scrutiny about whether they could cause cancer. Wilma Stassen ...

New technique improves prostate cancer detection

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In 2014, prostate cancer was the leading cause of newly diagnosed cancers in men and the second leading ...

How to prevent skin cancer

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Skin cancer, particularly melanoma, is one of the most common cancers. The following article offers guidelines on how ...

How red wine helps prevent cancer

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While alcohol damages cells, resveratrol, which is found in red wine, kills damaged cells and could help prevent ...

3-D Mammography improves breast cancer detection

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A new study has found that 3-D mammography could significantly increase the cancer detection rate in women with ...

Being overweight makes you prone to cancer

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Research has found that being overweight or obese is linked to nearly 500 000 new cancers worldwide!

The link between bladder cancer and smoking

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It’s the second most common tobacco-related cancer. In fact, half of the bladder cancer cases diagnosed in the ...

Study: Meditation and support groups benefit breast cancer survivors

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Practising mindfulness meditation or being involved in a support group has a positive impact at a cellular level ...

Living with lymphoma: Wilna van den Heever’s story

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After two lymphoma-free years, Wilna van den Heever thought she was in the clear. Five years later, cancer ...

Ovarian cancer: Know your risk

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Since September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, here are some expert prevention tips for you…

How to protect yourself from HPV-related diseases

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Forty of the human papillomavirus (HPV) strains can lead to genital warts or cancers of the cervix, vulva, ...

Indoor tanning, even without burning, increases the risk of melanoma

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Indoor tanning raises the risk of developing melanoma, even if a person has never had burns from either ...

What you need to know about colorectal cancer

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Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer in South Africa! Find out what the symptoms ...

Herceptin: hopeful new breast cancer treatment

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Find out more about Herceptin, the latest breast cancer treatment that has researchers, doctors and women around the ...

Study: Vitamin D helps breast cancer patients survive

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Breast cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D are twice as likely to survive the disease as ...

Early cancer detection could save your life

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Although both health and illness are part of life, we can do more to look after our health, ...

Debunking myths about cancer

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Four cancer myths are stumbling blocks in the treatment and prevention of the disease. Find out what they ...

How alcohol increases the risk of cancer

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If cancer runs in your family’s genes, you’d be wise to give alcoholic drinks a miss at book ...

3 Non-melanoma skin cancers to look out for

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January is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and while there’s plenty of info about melanomas, we don’t hear much ...

Cancer 101: What you need to know (video)

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If you've ever wondered how cancer cells grow and how radiotherapy or chemotherapy works to fight this disease, ...

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