ARTICLES RELATING TO CANCER

When tumours contain hair, teeth and other body organs

2014-11-24 17:00

One of the most baffling phenomena in medical science is what is known as 'teratoma' tumours – when limbs, organs, hair and teeth are found in tumours. Why does this happen?

Tygerberg opens HIV biorepository

2014-11-21 14:50

Stellenbosch University has opened a biorepository where specimens for HIV-related cancers will be stored for research.

Are cigars safer than cigarettes?

2014-11-14 13:30

Even if the smoke isn’t inhaled, cigar smoking poses great health risks.

Third-hand smoke can be a killer

2014-11-14 13:04

The tobacco smoke that lingers after a cigarette has been smoked is harmful.

Can cellphones cause brain cancer?

2014-11-13 05:05

Talking on mobile or cordless phones for years may increase your risk for glioma, a deadly brain cancer.

Movember madness – how to style your 'Mo'

2014-11-07 05:15

It's that time of year again – and we hope all men are growing their moustaches in support of Movember. Here are a few guidelines for you to 'get your Mo on' for prostate cancer awareness this month.

Movember madness – how to style your 'Mo'

2014-11-06 05:00

It's that time of year again – and we hope all men are growing their moustaches in support of Movember. Here are a few guidelines for you to 'get your Mo on' for prostate cancer awareness this month.

Movember madness – how to style your 'Mo'

2014-11-05 10:16

It's that time of year again – and we hope all men are growing their moustaches in support of Movember. Here are a few guidelines for you to 'get your Mo on' for prostate cancer awareness this month.

Young brain cancer sufferer ends life with dignity

2014-11-04 09:37

A 29-year-old Oregon woman, Brittany Maynard, who had terminal brain cancer, ticked off the Grand Canyon from her bucket list and said in a video that she might end her life through assisted suicide on November 1. And that's exactly what she did.

Young brain cancer sufferer ends life with dignity

2014-11-03 11:15

A 29-year-old Oregon woman, Brittany Maynard, who had terminal brain cancer, ticked off the Grand Canyon from her bucket list and said in a video that she might end her life through assisted suicide on November 1. And that's exactly what she did.

How I survived breast cancer

2014-10-30 05:35

Natalie Lambrou shares part two of her inspiring journey – how she battled (and survived) breast cancer.

Twitter could become your breast cancer information source

2014-10-29 15:23

Although tweets are limited to just 140 characters, much can be learnt about a wide range of topics. Here's how you can learn more about breast cancer and spread awareness of the disease using Twitter.

New Google technology will search bodies for disease

2014-10-29 11:36

A team at Google are experimenting with 'nanoparticles' that hunt for signs of medical trouble in bloodstreams and then essentially report findings to wearable sensors.

Obese kids don't react as well to chemotherapy

2014-10-29 05:00

Obese young people do worse on initial chemotherapy – called induction therapy – than their peers who aren't obese.

Diagnosed with breast cancer at 15

2014-10-22 13:45

Imagine the shock of finding a lump in your breast at only 15. This was what happened to Julia Shabalala. Here is her story . . .

Diet may influence ovarian cancer survival

2014-10-17 08:48

A healthy diet before ovarian cancer diagnosis may indicate a stronger immune system and, indirectly, the capacity to respond favourably to therapy.

India orders bigger anti-smoking warnings

2014-10-15 19:23

India's government has announced plans for bigger health warnings on cigarette packets as part of its war against smoking.

Feeling cheated by doctors

2014-10-06 17:57

If you are a medical scheme member and your spouse gets breast cancer, you need to find out exactly what your scheme will pay for and what it won’t.

Early detection key in breast cancer recovery

2014-10-01 13:35

October is Breast Health Awareness Month and women all over the world are looking at ways to detect breast cancer early and optimise treatment.

Are cigars safer than cigarettes?

2014-09-17 16:09

You might think that smoking cigars is less harmful than smoking cigarettes, but don’t be fooled.

Male pattern baldness tied to prostate cancer risk

2014-09-16 11:33

Men with balding may be at an increased risk of developing an aggressive type of prostate cancer compared to men without balding.

'The Voice of Lymphoma' spreads the word

2014-09-12 11:16

The 15th of September marks the 11th anniversary of World Lymphoma Awareness Day, and 'Be Cancer Aware' will be launching the 'I am the voice of Lymphoma' campaign in SA.

Can pre-diabetes raise cancer risk?

2014-09-09 12:45

Pre-diabetes may increase your risk for breast, colon, liver and other types of cancer.

Should Ashya King have proton beam therapy?

2014-09-03 13:19

British boy Ashya King, suffering from an advanced brain tumour, has made global headlines after his parents removed him from hospital in the UK to seek proton beam therapy abroad, in a desperate attempt to safe his life.

 

When tumours contain hair, teeth and other body organs

2014-11-24 10:47

One of the most baffling phenomena in medical science is what is known as 'teratoma' tumours – when limbs, organs, hair and teeth are found in tumours. Why does this happen?

Tygerberg opens HIV biorepository

2014-11-21 14:47

Stellenbosch University has opened a biorepository where specimens for HIV-related cancers will be stored for research.

The lowdown on passive smoking

2014-11-14 13:04

Second-hand smoke contains all the same toxic chemicals as first-hand smoke.

Could your cellphone cause cancer?

2014-11-13 10:16

Talking on mobile or cordless phones for years may increase your risk for glioma, a deadly brain cancer.

Can cellphones cause brain cancer?

2014-11-12 13:03

Talking on mobile or cordless phones for years may increase your risk for glioma, a deadly brain cancer.

US hospital to build store of cancer genetic data

2014-11-06 15:34

An American university wants to build a store of genetic data about various metastatic cancer cases, theoretically sharpening treatment or even coming up with new therapies.

Movember madness – how to style your 'Mo'

2014-11-05 16:00

It's that time of year again – and we hope all men are growing their moustaches in support of Movember. Here are a few guidelines for you to 'get your Mo on' for prostate cancer awareness this month.

Menthol cigarettes no safer than regular tobacco

2014-11-04 22:52

Menthol cigarettes might taste better than regular tobacco but are no safer and might lead to more severe lung problems.

Young brain cancer sufferer ends her life with dignity

2014-11-03 11:29

A 29-year-old Oregon woman, Brittany Maynard, who had terminal brain cancer, ticked off the Grand Canyon from her bucket list and said in a video that she might end her life through assisted suicide on November 1. And that's exactly what she did.

Scientists build 'mini stomachs' in lab

2014-10-30 11:51

Scientists have used stem cells to build tiny clusters of human gastric tissue that could spur research into cancer, ulcers and diabetes.

Twitter could become your breast cancer information source

2014-10-29 17:55

Although tweets are limited to just 140 characters, much can be learnt about a wide range of topics. Here's how you can learn more about breast cancer and spread awareness of the disease using Twitter.

The inspiring story of a breast cancer survivor

2014-10-29 12:08

Natalie Lambrou shares part two of her inspiring journey – how she battled (and survived) breast cancer.

Lumps in your breast at age 15

2014-10-29 10:16

Start the breast cancer conversation and think beyond pink this October.

Obese kids don't react as well to chemotherapy

2014-10-28 12:33

Obese young people do worse on initial chemotherapy – called induction therapy – than their peers who aren't obese.

New leukaemia treatment producing dramatic results

2014-10-21 14:18

A new experimental therapy that trains leukaemia patients' cells to kill out-of-control blood cells is showing great promise.

Parenthood may push cancer patients to seek treatment

2014-10-16 16:13

Cancer patients who are parents may choose aggressive therapy in attempt to have more time with their children, a study finds.

Cancer treatments in pregnancy safe for offspring

2014-10-03 14:16

Small studies have found chemo and radiation given after first trimester not to raise health risks for children.

Passive smoking

2014-09-18 13:37

The health risks associated with passive smoking are generally less well known than those of direct smoking – but they have been proved beyond a doubt

Proton beam therapy not often effective in cases like Ashya King's

2014-09-11 16:02

Proton beam therapy may not be the answer for Ashya King as it is usually only beneficial in a small number of cases.

Should Ashya King have proton beam therapy?

2014-09-04 12:20

British boy Ashya King, suffering from an advanced brain tumour, has made global headlines after his parents removed him from hospital in the UK to seek proton beam therapy abroad, in a desperate attempt to safe his life.

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