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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 ...

Six-year old is first person from Africa to receive ground-breaking cancer treatment

Six-year old is first person from Africa to receive ground-breaking cancer treatment

Posted on December 11, 2017 by Contributor

Mia Cara Ferreira, a six-year-old South African girl who is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL), will be the ...

Promising new breast cancer vaccine

Promising new breast cancer vaccine

Posted on December 4, 2017 by Contributor

Researchers have been testing a breast cancer vaccine on mice and the results are encouraging…

No-one is safe from skin cancer in South Africa

No-one is safe from skin cancer in South Africa

Posted on December 4, 2017 by Contributor

As one cancer survivor tells us, no one is safe from skin cancer in South Africa...

Nearly 6% of cancers caused by diabetes and obesity

Posted on December 1, 2017 by Contributor

Diabetes and a high BMI (over 25 kg/m2) were the cause of 5,6% of new cancer cases worldwide ...

Top 5 cancers affecting men

Top 5 cancers affecting men

Posted on November 30, 2017 by Contributor

Many men give the rugby line-up or Saturday’s tee-off time more thought than cancer, which is why we’re ...

Testicular cancer survivor story: Cameron Green

Testicular cancer survivor story: Cameron Green

Posted on November 23, 2017 by Contributor

Cameron Green started his battle with cancer at the age of 32. This is his testicular cancer survivor ...

pancreatic cancer

Warning signs of pancreatic cancer

Posted on November 15, 2017 by Contributor

Every day, more than 1 000 people worldwide will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Of those, an estimated ...

mammograms

Could mammograms become a thing of the past?

Posted on October 27, 2017 by Contributor

While mammograms are the current gold standard for breast cancer detection, having dense breast tissue increases false-finding risks...

How to support a loved one with cancer

Cancer: How to support a loved one

Posted on October 25, 2017 by Contributor

In South Africa, one in four people are affected by cancer either directly or through diagnosis of a ...

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