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Could e-cigarettes cause cancer?

Posted on January 23, 2015 by Contributor

If you think e-cigarettes are safe, think again! E-cigarettes may contain up to 19 harmful chemicals, some of ...

Could coffee protect you from skin cancer?

Posted on January 22, 2015 by Contributor

Studies suggest that coffee has a protective effect against non-melanoma skin cancers but could it protect you against ...

Overweight and obesity linked to new cancers worldwide

Posted on January 14, 2015 by Contributor

New estimates published in The Lancet Oncology suggest that excess body weight causes around 481 000 new cancer ...

Cancer: Separating fact from fiction

Posted on January 8, 2015 by Contributor

We’ve been told that everything from baby bottles to Brazilian Blowouts can cause cancer. Wilma Stassen separates cancer ...

What science says causes cancer

Posted on January 8, 2015 by Contributor

From coffee to antiperspirant, everyday items are increasingly under scrutiny about whether they could cause cancer. Wilma Stassen ...

New technique improves prostate cancer detection

Posted on January 7, 2015 by Contributor

In 2014, prostate cancer was the leading cause of newly diagnosed cancers in men and the second leading ...

How to prevent skin cancer

Posted on December 8, 2014 by wikiHow

Skin cancer, particularly melanoma, is one of the most common cancers. The following article offers guidelines on how ...

How red wine helps prevent cancer

Posted on December 5, 2014 by Contributor

While alcohol damages cells, resveratrol, which is found in red wine, kills damaged cells and could help prevent ...

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, ...

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