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Could this be the painless replacement for mammograms?

Could this be a painless replacement for mammograms?

Posted on June 19, 2018 by Contributor

No woman likes having her breasts squished between plates, which is why we’re thrilled to hear that the ...

How to prevent cancer: Cancer expert’s top tips

How to prevent cancer: Cancer expert’s top tips

Posted on May 31, 2018 by Contributor

This Sunday, as we celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day (3 June), let’s take a moment to consider the ...

What causes lung cancer in non-smokers?

What causes lung cancer in non-smokers?

Posted on May 29, 2018 by Contributor

An alarming number of people diagnosed with lung cancer don’t smoke. Dr Charleen Muller explains what can cause ...

Smoking kills 121 people a day in SA

Smoking kills 121 people a day in SA

Posted on May 25, 2018 by Contributor

In South Africa, smoking is responsible for 121 deaths a day.  But even if you don’t smoke, second-hand ...

Tips to help you quit smoking

5 Tips to help you quit smoking

Posted on May 24, 2018 by Contributor

If you’re still puffing away, increasing your risk of cancer with every drag, here are five tips to ...

Higher levels of formaldehyde in e-cigarettes than previously thought

Higher levels of formaldehyde in e-cigarettes than previously thought

Posted on May 24, 2018 by Contributor

Research has found higher levels of formaldehyde in e-cigarettes than previously thought. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen…

How humans are giving domestic animals cancer

Posted on May 23, 2018 by ANA Newswire

Animals around the world are getting cancer as a result of human activities, scientists say…

How to protect yourself from digital screens’ blue light

How to protect yourself from digital screens’ blue light

Posted on May 8, 2018 by Monique Warner

From eye damage to breast cancer, exposure to digital screens’ blue light is linked to a number of ...

Breast and prostate cancer linked to electronic blue light exposure at night

Breast and prostate cancer linked to electronic blue light exposure at night

Posted on May 2, 2018 by Contributor

Exposure to electronic blue light at night – the kind emitted from the screens of digital devices – ...

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 ...

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