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.

Olivia Newton-John reveals she has cancer again and cancels tour

2017-05-31 10:34

Olivia Newton-John has postponed her tour in the US and Canada after she was diagnosed with breast cancer again, 25 years after her first battle with the disease.

HPV vaccine may also prevent cancers affecting men

2017-05-23 09:56

A study found that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine significantly cuts related head and neck cancers in men.

Dutch court rules boy, 12, can refuse chemo

2017-05-12 17:04

A Dutch court rules that a 12-year-old boy suffering from a brain tumour has a right to refuse chemotherapy, rejecting his father's plea to order him to have the treatment.


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.

Cancer touches the lives of everyone around you

2017-06-05 07:19

Linda Greeff was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 32. She shares how her role as an oncology social worker helped prepare her for her own journey.

Lung cancer diagnosis quadruples suicide risk

2017-05-24 14:08

It's important for family members, friends or caretakers to look for warning signs so that depression can be treated immediately.

Movies better than anaesthesia during kids' radiation therapy

2017-05-15 12:35

A study was set up to test if letting children watch a video of their choice would allow them to keep still enough so that they would not need to be given anaesthesia.

Bone marrow: be someone’s match

2017-05-12 13:41

A bone-marrow donation is not a scary procedure and doesn’t involve drilling into your bones. We found out more.

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