Global cancer rates up more than one-third in last decade

2016-12-07 11:07

According to a new study the rise in cancer cases is mainly due to population ageing and growth, along with changes in age-specific cancer rates.

Dying girl convinces judge to let her body be frozen

2016-11-18 11:55

A British girl who died after a terminal illness won the right to have her body frozen in an unprecedented ruling, the High Court said.

Michael Bublé pulls out of BBC Music Awards following his son's cancer diagnosis

2016-11-10 20:00

Michael Bublé has cancelled his appearance at the BBC Music Awards next month following his son Noah's recent cancer diagnosis.

People unaware that alcohol can cause cancer

2016-11-03 15:24

Researchers calculated that alcohol was responsible for an estimated five percent of all new cancer cases.

Over R970m awarded to woman in 'cancer-causing' baby powder lawsuit

2016-10-28 13:11

A St. Louis jury has awarded a California woman more than $70m (about R971m) in her lawsuit alleging that years of using Johnson and Johnson's baby powder caused her cancer.

Flattening out the fear

2016-10-20 12:48

At the age of four, my daughter pushed her head into my neck and said:

Cost of breast cancer chemotherapy varies widely in US

2016-10-11 09:46

Researchers estimate that using equally effective but less expensive chemotherapy regimens could reduce US health care spending by $1 billion a year.

'Crowdsourcing' to gather info about breast cancer

2016-10-05 09:06

Breast cancer patients are now getting involved with a new project that aims to gather enormous troves of information about their diseases in hopes of finding new and better treatments.

Teen girls respond positively to knowing their breast cancer risk

2016-09-30 10:31

Girls with a family history of breast cancer do worry more than their peers, but it doesn't seem to impact them in terms of depression and anxiety.

More types of cancer treated with immunotherapy

2016-09-21 10:55

Immunotherapy involves adding new cancer-fighting cells to the body, or adding new elements, such as antibodies and proteins, to help the immune system fight cancer.


Drug combo shows promise in soft tissue cancers

2016-12-05 12:29

The combination of a new cancer drug with an existing drug killed soft tissue sarcoma cancer cells in laboratory and mouse studies.

Vitamin D levels may affect breast cancer survival

2016-11-11 14:45

According to researchers, in breast cancer patients in California higher vitamin D levels at diagnosis were associated with better overall survival.

Young cancer survivors may risk heart disease later on

2016-11-09 10:45

Research has found that cancer treatment during childhood may boost the risk of death from heart disease later in life.

Warning of explosion in cancer deaths among women

2016-11-03 11:38

According to a report in a medical journal, the number of women diagnosed with breast cancer could almost double by 2030.

Dolphin dream comes true for terminally ill PE boy

2016-10-21 11:10

A 7-year-old boy with terminal cancer has fulfilled his long-held dream of touching and feeding a dolphin, despite medical challenges along the way.

More evidence linking obesity to liver cancer

2016-10-17 10:28

A new study has added substantial support to liver cancer being on the list of obesity-associated cancers – another reason to maintain a body weight in the 'normal' range.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

2016-10-05 11:45

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among South African women – and its incidence is rising.

Cancer radiation therapy often lacking in poorer countries

2016-10-03 11:22

A new study found that up to half of patients in countries like Ghana and the Philippines who need radiation for cancer cannot access this treatment.

'Natural killer' cell infusion may help leukaemia patients

2016-09-23 12:23

An experimental therapy that involves infusions of 'natural killer' cells from a healthy donor may help leukaemia patients go into remission.

WATCH: Black SA icons that died too young

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