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3-D Mammography improves breast cancer detection

Posted on December 3, 2014 by Contributor

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

Posted on November 26, 2014 by Contributor

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

The link between bladder cancer and smoking

Posted on November 12, 2014 by Contributor

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

Posted on November 6, 2014 by Contributor

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

Posted on September 15, 2014 by Contributor

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

Ovarian cancer: Know your risk

Posted on August 26, 2014 by Contributor

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

How to protect yourself from HPV-related diseases

Posted on July 9, 2014 by Contributor

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

Posted on June 3, 2014 by Contributor

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

Posted on March 28, 2014 by Contributor

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

Herceptin: hopeful new breast cancer treatment

Posted on March 25, 2014 by Hello Doctor

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

Posted on March 12, 2014 by Contributor

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

Posted on February 7, 2014 by Contributor

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

Debunking myths about cancer

Posted on February 4, 2014 by Contributor

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

Posted on January 27, 2014 by Contributor

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

Posted on January 24, 2014 by Hello Doctor

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)

Posted on January 22, 2014 by Contributor

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

How to reduce your risk of ovarian cancer

Posted on November 26, 2013 by Tendani Sibuyi

Ovarian cancer affects the cells of one or both ovaries and often goes undetected until it’s too late! ...

Smart women are too cool to smoke

Posted on November 8, 2013 by Contributor

Smoking accelerates aging and contributes to diseases like lung cancer. So, if you’re a smart woman, you’re also ...

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