Cancer sniffing dogs to aid British doctors

2015-08-28 14:08

Dogs could soon also be man's greatest ally in the fight against prostate cancer. Britain's National Health Service recently approved a trial for dogs capable of sniffing out this form of cancer.

Afrikaners may carry Jolie's cancer gene

2015-08-19 10:07

Afrikaans? You may carry the same breast cancer gene as Angelina Jolie.

Niger steps up fight against cancers stalking women

2015-08-17 07:55

Niger has stepped up the fight against breast and cervical cancer, using screening and public awareness campaigns to reverse a scourge affecting more and more women in the prime of life.

Get screened for cancer

2015-08-03 10:48

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.


Distance a hurdle for follow-up chemotherapy

2015-08-25 15:34

Cancer patients who live further away from hospitals are less likely to receive follow-up treatment compared to patients who live closer.

Silly challenge gets a heartbreaking twist

2015-08-18 11:56

Surprise ending to short 'don’t judge' video is touching both teens and adults.

Governments say new cancer drugs are too expensive

2015-08-05 11:28

Future cancer drugs are costing government and private insurers way more than they anticipated, and they are urging companies to reconsider their prices.

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.

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