Diagnosing cancer

2015-07-31 11:57

There are a number of different tests and procedures used to diagnose cancer, depending on the type of cancer suspected. These include blood tests, CT scans and MRI's.

Are you at risk of head and neck cancer?

2015-07-27 15:12

The burden of skin cancers, cancers of the lips, mouth, throat, voice box, and salivary glands is putting a strain on individuals' finances and national health care systems.

Experts support call for lower cancer drug prices

2015-07-23 17:26

A group of cancer experts have developed proposals to reduce the cost of cancer drugs, and support protests to lobby firms to charge fairly for treatments.

Cancer trials need to include more seniors

2015-07-21 13:49

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has urged the U.S. government and the cancer research community to broaden clinical trials to include older adults.

Men who go bald from the front are more likely to get prostate cancer

2015-07-15 13:57

Prostate cancer is particularly aggressive in South African men and now a study shows that males who go bald from the front are at higher risk of getting it.

Afrikaners may be more likely to carry Angelina Jolie's breast cancer gene

2015-07-15 09:32

New research has shown that Afrikaans South Africans may be more likely to carry the breast cancer gene that recently led actress Angelina Jolie to undergo a double mastectomy.

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.


Types of cancer

2015-07-31 11:57

As cancer can affect most areas of the body, there are many different types of cancer. The main forms of cancer include carcinomas, sarcomas and lymphomas.

Cancer survivors more likely to return to hospital

2015-07-27 13:53

In a study, the hospitalisation rate for cancer survivors was 1.5 times higher than for the control group.

Cancer survival depends on specific cell activity

2015-07-23 09:42

The specific activity of gene and immune system cells in cancer patients can determine their likelihood of survival.

Stellenbosch conference aims to tackle cancer in SA

2015-07-16 15:03

The CANSA Research in Action Conference 2015 is taking place in Stellenbosch at the STIAS Wallenberg Research & Conference Centre from the 14th to 16th of July.

Prenatal tests may uncover cancer in mother

2015-07-15 10:58

In some cases noninvasive prenatal genetic tests detect cancers in the mother while the foetus is actually fine.

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.

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