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Hemp – a new cure for ovarian cancer?

Hemp – a new cure for ovarian cancer?

Posted on April 24, 2018 by Contributor

Could hemp be a new cure for ovarian cancer? Research into this cannabis plant’s cancer-fighting powers is promising…

Eating red meat linked to distal colon cancer in women

Eating red meat linked to distal colon cancer in women

Posted on April 3, 2018 by Contributor

A new study suggests that a diet free from red meat significantly reduces the risk of a type ...

What you need to know about oral, head and neck cancers

What you need to know about oral, head and neck cancers

Posted on March 29, 2018 by Contributor

Oral, head and neck cancers are now ranked in the top six cancers worldwide, and many people don’t ...

How do you know if you have cancer?

How do you know if you have cancer?

Posted on March 28, 2018 by Contributor

According to Cancer Research UK there are more than 200 types of cancer and they all have different ...

Serious shortage of pathologists in low- and middle-income countries

Posted on March 22, 2018 by Contributor

The shortage of pathologists, laboratories, staff and basic medical tests results in misdiagnoses, inappropriate treatments and wasted resources ...

Cervical cancer survivor Marinda van Zyl shares her story

Cervical cancer survivor shares her story

Posted on March 6, 2018 by Monique Warner

Like so many healthy women, Marinda van Zyl didn’t give cervical cancer much thought – until she was ...

Could you be infected with an HPV virus?

Could you be infected with an HPV virus?

Posted on March 5, 2018 by Contributor

As a leading cause of cervical cancer, it’s no wonder everyone is talking about the HPV virus and ...

How breast cancer spreads

How breast cancer spreads

Posted on March 2, 2018 by Contributor

Research has found that breast cancer spreads to other organs in the body according to certain specific patterns...

Curing cancer with immunotherapy

Curing cancer with immunotherapy

Posted on March 1, 2018 by Contributor

Cancer is on the rise and currently kills one in six people globally. Fortunately, a new therapy known ...

Rare, deadly skin cancer becoming more common

Rare, deadly skin cancer is becoming more common

Posted on February 21, 2018 by Contributor

Merkel cell carcinoma is a highly aggressive and often deadly skin cancer that is becoming more common. Find ...

How new technology for cancer therapy makes treatment painless

How new technology for cancer therapy makes treatment painless

Posted on February 2, 2018 by Contributor

Oncologist Dr Seedat explains how new technology for cancer therapy is being used to treat hard-to-reach tumours fast ...

World Cancer Day

Support World Cancer Day

Posted on January 31, 2018 by Contributor

Find out what you can do to show your support for World Cancer Day, 4 February…

Survival after breast cancer treatment: Same, with or without BRCA mutation

Posted on January 29, 2018 by Contributor

After treatment, young women with breast cancer who carry a human gene that produces tumour suppressor proteins, BRCA ...

Omega-3s and cancer prevention: Fish or flaxseed?

Omega-3s and cancer prevention: Fish or flaxseed?

Posted on January 29, 2018 by Contributor

Research has found that omega-3s from flaxseed and fish are protective against cancer, but which one is the ...

Link between sugar and cancer

Link between sugar and cancer: Does cutting out sugar work?

Posted on January 29, 2018 by Contributor

You’ve probably heard that there is a link between sugar and cancer, but can cutting out sugar cure cancer?...

5 Steps to guard against skin cancer

5 Steps to guard against skin cancer

Posted on January 26, 2018 by Contributor

South Africa has the second highest incidence of skin cancer in the world. Here are ways to guard ...

getting sunburnt at school

Why are children getting sunburnt at school?

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Contributor

Despite increased awareness around sun protection, South African children are still at risk of getting sunburnt at school. ...

Alcohol may cause cancer by damaging stem cell DNA: study

Posted on January 5, 2018 by ANA Newswire

Drinking alcohol may cause irreversible damage to the DNA of stem cells and increase the risk of developing ...

How alcohol increases your risk of cancer

How alcohol increases your risk of cancer

Posted on January 4, 2018 by Contributor

New research has found that alcohol damages DNA in stem cells, which explains why drinking increases your risk ...

protect against skin cancer

How to protect against skin cancer this summer

Posted on December 15, 2017 by Contributor

While we love basking in the sun, no one wants to be diagnosed with cancer. So, let’s learn ...

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