New drug for deadly, super-fast cancer

2017-08-22 10:47

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia is an extremely deadly cancer, but a new treatment option could lead to a higher survival rate.

Top doc says childhood cancer not a priority in SA

2017-08-10 08:26

There is huge inequality when it comes to surviving childhood cancer in our country.

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood reveals cancer scare

2017-08-07 09:25

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has revealed that he underwent emergency surgery earlier this year after a cancerous lesion was found on his lung.

Could this small, green sponge be the cure for cancer?

2017-08-02 10:17

A small green sponge found in Alaskan waters could be the first effective weapon against pancreatic cancer, researchers said.

Dying judge officiates daughter's wedding from hospital bed

2017-07-12 05:26

A dying New Jersey judge who has vowed to officiate his daughter's wedding was able to keep his lifelong promise - from his hospital bed.

Things to avoid to lower your cancer risk

2017-07-05 11:52

Sponsored: We can play an active role in preventing cancer, as toxins in our environment, as well as our lifestyle habits and choices appear to play a far greater role than our genes.

New microscope may help remove complete breast tumour

2017-07-03 10:47

The device may help avoid repeat surgeries to remove cancer cells that were missed the first time.

How to cut cost of cancer drugs in SA

2017-06-26 05:00

The high cost of cancer drugs in South Africa has come under the spotlight with an investigation by the Competition Commission in the country, writes Natalie Schellack.

Turning blood into a living drug: ‘My cancer just melted away’

2017-06-14 09:26

Immune therapy involves creating 'living drugs' that grow inside the body into an army that seeks and destroys tumours.

'Less toxic' drug can prolong survival for breast cancer patients

2017-06-06 07:41

In a study, a drug called Xeloda cut breast cancer patients' risk of relapse or death by 30% over five years.


Blood tests may spot early signs of cancer

2017-08-18 09:19

Blood tests to assess DNA fragments may detect colon, breast, ovarian and lung tumours earlier, according to research.

‘I beat cancer, now what?’

2017-08-08 13:56

As if your journey through cancer treatment wasn't challenging enough, things aren't over yet once you're in remission.

The battle is never over for many young cancer survivors

2017-08-04 08:40

It is often difficult for children and teenagers to resume a normal life in areas like school, work and relationships after cancer treatment.

Blood tests can now spot early pancreatic cancer

2017-07-14 08:16

Pancreatic cancer can be treated more successfully if it is detected when tumours are still small.

New alternative to chemo won’t eat healthy cells

2017-07-10 10:45

Instead of chemotherapy, a new vaccine aims to prevent cancer from recurring in melanoma skin cancer patients.

Coping with the fear of cancer

2017-07-05 11:52

Sponsored: Linda Greeff, co-founder of People Living with Cancer, talks to Cipla about how South Africans should fight cancer.

Can you recognise the signs of skin cancer?

2017-06-29 13:16

First step: Get to know your own skin markings, doctor says.

Testicular cancer survivor: 'My testicle doubled in size'

2017-06-23 14:24

Although testicular cancer is not classified as a common form of cancer, it can affect men at any stage of their lives. David Scott shares his story.

Collusion probe into cancer meds

2017-06-13 13:47

The Competition Commission announced it will investigate excessive pricing of cancer medication.

‘What cancer taught me’

2017-06-05 14:46

The diagnosis of cancer is not easy to digest. However, David Scott, a cancer survivor, learnt a lot from the experience.

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