Rising colon cancer rates in people under 50

2016-05-25 11:18

New research has found that more needs to be done to fight colon cancer in the under-50s, a group not normally considered at risk.

"Make my little brothers eyes better"

2016-05-23 11:43

To save their baby's life this family travelled to Cape Town for a new procedure used to treat childhood eye cancer.

Mutated genes may trigger breast cancer

2016-05-11 14:47

It has been discovered that there are 93 genes that, if mutated, will convert a normal breast cell into a breast cancer cell.

Two incredibly strong young girls

2016-04-28 10:51

The way Emma (10) and Karla (12) handled their father's death is an inspiration to everyone, so says their mom, as they have his ability to come out of anything stronger than before.

Study ties low-dose aspirin to better cancer survival

2016-04-22 14:56

Researchers found that, on average, colon cancer patients who took a daily aspirin were about one-quarter less likely to die of the disease, compared to non-users.

Uganda to airlift 400 cancer patients to Kenya

2016-04-15 12:44

The government of Uganda has reportedly confirmed that it will airlift at least 400 cancer patients to Kenya for treatment after the country's only radiotherapy machine broke down.

Cancer diagnosis difficult in rural South Africa

2016-04-11 13:06

Many people living far from health facilities are not aware that they have cancer because of lack of resources.

Mother and daughter make history with Cape Epic race

2016-03-22 13:26

This year the first ever mother and daughter team to take part in the Cape Epic mountain bike race to raise awareness and funds for a cancer charity organisation.

Exercise can reduce your cancer risk by up to 40%

2016-03-09 14:39

Research into breast, colon and lung cancer show that people who engage in regular, moderate-intensity exercise, have a significantly reduced chance of getting these diseases.

“I am a survivor”

2016-02-26 10:35

Yvette survived a tough 18-month battle with cancer and celebrated for the #StrongerTogether campaign with her sister-in-law, Cathy, in Cape Town.


Female cancer survivors need more fertility info

2016-05-24 12:53

Researchers have found that young adult female cancer survivors need better resources to make informed choices about their future fertility.

Exercise may cut risk of 13 cancers

2016-05-17 21:06

Working out for even a couple of hours a week appears to shrink the risk of breast, colon and lung cancer, researchers say.

Cancer diagnosis may cause psychological damage

2016-05-03 10:20

Investigators found that risks of anxiety, depression and substance abuse all rose for cancer patients – beginning 10 months before their diagnosis.

Cancer history may affect survival after organ transplant

2016-04-25 12:31

A study found that organ recipients with previous cancer were 1.5 times more likely to die prematurely from any cause than those with no previous cancer.

Metformin may reduce cancer death risk in some groups

2016-04-18 14:06

Older women with type 2 diabetes who take metformin may experience a boost in cancer survival, a study suggests.

Why married people have a lower cancer risk

2016-04-12 11:14

Scientists have found that people who are married have a considerably higher cancer survival rate than those who are single.

Mom delays chemo to protect 'saviour' baby

2016-03-29 10:58

A pregnant American woman is avoiding treatment for aggressive brain cancer to save the baby she says saved her life.

Six ways to reduce your risk of colon cancer

2016-03-11 10:18

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, but half of these cases can be prevented if people follow certain steps.

Aspirin lowers risk of cancer

2016-03-07 11:06

New research implies that aspirin use may prevent a significant number of colorectal cancers above and beyond those that would be prevented by screening.

Killer gas - Why SA homes are not tested for Radon

2016-02-23 21:30

The National Nuclear Regulator tells Health24 SA is not immune to radon, which is linked to lung cancer - a top killer in South Africa.

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