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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 ...

breast cancer

Breast cancer linked to bacteria imbalance

Posted on October 19, 2017 by Contributor

US researchers have uncovered differences in the bacterial composition of breast tissue of healthy women versus those with ...

breast cancer

Shocking wait for breast cancer treatment in public health sector

Posted on October 17, 2017 by Contributor

Did you know that breast cancer patients seeking treatment from public hospitals can wait up to 14 weeks ...

More than 25,5 million people die every year without access to palliative care

Posted on October 16, 2017 by Contributor

This report, published in The Lancet on 12 0ctober 2017, provides the first worldwide estimates of serious, health-related ...

Did you know? Breastfeeding can help prevent both breast cancer and childhood cancer

Posted on October 16, 2017 by Contributor

As we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the South African Breastmilk Reserve (SABR) urges women to ...

sugar and cancer

Study: The relationship between sugar and cancer

Posted on October 16, 2017 by Contributor

It may be time to ditch sugar! A nine-year research project has found a link between sugar and ...

head and neck cancers

What you need to know about head and neck cancer

Posted on October 5, 2017 by Contributor

Head and neck cancer is the fifth most common cancer type and cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide...

Breast cancer: The importance of early detection

Posted on October 3, 2017 by Contributor

In order to understand the importance of early detection, it is vital to understand exactly what breast cancer ...

Study: Zinc halts cancer cell growth

Posted on September 29, 2017 by Contributor

Zinc supplements can significantly inhibit the growth of oesophageal cancer cells, according to a new study...

Diabetes and cancer – is there a link?

Posted on September 28, 2017 by Contributor

Diabetes and cancer have a number of common risk factors with the link between the two being considered ...

Parents: The importance of educating your children about cervical cancer

Posted on September 21, 2017 by Contributor

There comes a time when you will need to have the ‘talk’ with your female children, about the ...

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Posted on September 19, 2017 by Shelley Armstrong

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Eat more whole grains to decrease bowel cancer risk

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Contributor

Eating more whole grains, like brown rice and whole-wheat bread, may reduce bowel cancer risk...

What is holistic cancer care?

Posted on August 24, 2017 by Contributor

When facing the cancer journey, Dr Michiel Botha advises on holistic cancer care that takes into consideration every ...

CANSA offers free skin cancer screening

Posted on August 23, 2017 by Contributor

The most serious type of skin cancer is melanoma, with South Africa having the highest incidence in the ...

Vitamin C may kill cancer cells

Posted on August 22, 2017 by Contributor

Vitamin C may 'tell' faulty stem cells in the bone marrow to mature and die normally, instead of ...

Could tomatoes reduce our skin cancer risk?

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Contributor

Daily tomato consumption cut the development of skin cancer tumours by half in a mouse study, which means ...

How you can help people with leukaemia

Posted on June 28, 2017 by Contributor

Nonkululeko Malinga was pregnant when she was diagnosed acute myeloid leukaemia. Doctors advised that she required a critical ...

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