Immunotherapy vs chemotherapy for treating cancer?

2015-06-07 13:09

Patients with lung cancer who receive immunotherapy have double the survival rate compared to those who receive chemotherapy as treatment.

Breakthrough in cancer treatment: immunotherapy promises turnaround in cancer cure rates

2015-06-05 09:41

Scientists and researchers have announced a major breakthrough in the treatment of cancer by using a new form of immunotherapy. Their findings show that immunotherapy can treat, even cure, a range of cancers, including lung, skin, womb, bowel and ovarian types as well as difficult-to-treat cancers.

Ecstasy may reduce anxiety in terminal patients

2015-05-28 15:00

Cancer patients suffering from debilitating anxiety, fear or depression may find some peace during Ecstasy-influenced psychotherapy sessions.

Diagnosing skin cancer

2015-05-26 14:32

If you have a change on the skin, your doctor must find out whether it's due to cancer or to some other cause. Find out what to expect.

Symptoms of skin cancer

2015-05-26 14:31

A change on the skin is the most common sign of skin cancer.

This survivor is creating an app to assist in the fight against cancer

Watch to find out more about Cancer Dojo - an app created by brain cancer survivor Conn Bertish to assist those fighting the disease.

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Foods that may help prevent cancer

2015-05-14 11:43

Which foods should you avoid to prevent cancer or help you fight existing cancer?

Top warning signs of cancer

2015-05-14 11:17

For many cancers, there are warning signs. Here's what you need to know.

Many smokers fail to quit after cancer diagnosis

2015-05-13 12:00

According to a study, almost 70 percent of participants were smoking at least two years after their diagnosis, and 57 percent were still smoking four years after being diagnosed with cancer.

Chemo in pregnancy: Real-life stories

2015-04-24 11:23

These moms share their difficult stories of cancer treatments during pregnancy.


The truth about whether statins reduce your chance of dying from cancer

2015-06-05 15:35

A new study showed that cholesterol lowering statin drugs can reduce the mortality rate associated with certain cancers by up to 50 percent. Health24 looks at all the research and places the much-hyped findings into context.

Can avocado prevent cancer?

2015-06-03 13:29

Despite lack of acceptance by the medical fraternity there is some evidence for the cancer-curing properties of natural products . . . like avocado pears.

Preventing skin cancer

2015-05-26 14:32

There's no getting away from it. You need to cover up when you go outside, even when it's cloudy. Here's what else you should know about preventing skin cancer.

Types of skin cancer

2015-05-26 14:31

Exposure to sunlight can increase your risk of developing skin cancer. The types include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.

'I used cannabis oil to cure my cancer'

2015-05-18 15:37

Many people are claiming that cannabis oil is a miracle cure for conditions like epilepsy, cancer, diabetes and multiple sclerosis, especially after conventional medicine proved to be unsuccessful.

KZN gets super advanced radiotherapy machine

2015-05-15 14:04

Equra Health has furnished an oncology centre in Durban with an HD Linear Accelerator, the first of its kind on the African continent.

10 ways to prevent cancer

2015-05-14 11:17

The prevention of cancer starts with making smart lifestyle choices.

Vaccine created to fight aggressive cancers

2015-05-13 15:32

Scientists have developed an immune-system therapy that knocks out various types of aggressive cancer tumours in mice.

Warning about deadly weight-loss pill

2015-05-07 17:05

South Africans are being urged against using a highly toxic ‘fat burning’ substance known as 2.4-dinitrophenol (DNP), following a global warning and death of a student.

Is fish oil safe during chemotherapy?

2015-04-17 13:33

In a recent survey, many people with cancer were taking fish oil supplements, although it has been found that fish oil may make chemotherapy less effective.

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