ARTICLES RELATING TO CANCER

Are cigars safer than cigarettes?

2014-09-17 16:09

You might think that smoking cigars is less harmful than smoking cigarettes, but don’t be fooled.

Male pattern baldness tied to prostate cancer risk

2014-09-16 11:33

Men with balding may be at an increased risk of developing an aggressive type of prostate cancer compared to men without balding.

'The Voice of Lymphoma' spreads the word

2014-09-12 11:16

The 15th of September marks the 11th anniversary of World Lymphoma Awareness Day, and 'Be Cancer Aware' will be launching the 'I am the voice of Lymphoma' campaign in SA.

Can pre-diabetes raise cancer risk?

2014-09-09 12:45

Pre-diabetes may increase your risk for breast, colon, liver and other types of cancer.

Should Ashya King have proton beam therapy?

2014-09-03 13:19

British boy Ashya King, suffering from an advanced brain tumour, has made global headlines after his parents removed him from hospital in the UK to seek proton beam therapy abroad, in a desperate attempt to safe his life.

Light therapy better for pre-cancerous skin spots?

2014-08-28 11:56

Light therapy may be more effective in treating pre-cancerous skin spots than freezing the lesions.

Cat poo parasite could cure cancer

2014-08-22 14:00

The tiny toxoplasmosis parasite found in cat faeces shows great promise as a cancer fighter.

Breast reconstruction after mastectomy: yes or no?

2014-08-21 13:12

A large number of women are choosing not to have breast reconstruction after undergoing a mastectomy.

Huge discrepancies in heart disease deaths in Europe

2014-08-20 10:29

Researchers found that deaths from heart disease and stroke in some European countries were declining, whereas in Russia there was no sign of a letup.

Look: Peruvian nurse cares for 175 sick cats

2014-08-18 08:59

Avocados aren't only tasty, they're good for you too. Here are five reasons why it's good to get your guacamole on!

Celine Dion takes career hiatus due to family health concerns

2014-08-14 08:55

Singer Celine Dion has decided to put her career on hold indefinitely and has cancelled her Asia tour and shows at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to focus on her ailing husband and her family.

No apparent link between sleep apnoea and cancer

2014-08-11 10:18

A new study shows no connection between sleep apnoea and cancer, although low oxygen levels might trigger cell mutations connected with cancer.

Your gut bacteria could show your risk for cancer

2014-08-08 11:39

Gut bacteria analysis may improve identification of those who are at risk for, or already have, colon cancer.

Does hair dye cause cancer? Latest research.

2014-08-07 15:59

New research has found that hairdressers who often use certain dyes and perming products had more carcinogenic chemicals in their blood that colleagues who used these less frequently. Are their salon customers at risk too?

Aspirin can drastically cut cancer rates

2014-08-06 12:49

More than 130,000 deaths could be avoided over a 20-year period if 50- to 64-year-olds took daily aspirin for 10 years.

Birth control pills may increase breast cancer risk

2014-08-04 15:50

High-dose oestrogen contraceptives have been linked to an increased breast cancer risk in women under the age of 50.

Don’t ignore ‘sun spots’

2014-08-01 10:19

If you’ve noticed a small spot or rough patch on your skin that doesn’t seem to be clearing up, don’t just ignore it. It could be pre-cancerous.

Parts of your body to watch

2014-08-01 10:15

Melanoma can develop anywhere on the body, even the soles of your feet and parts of the body never exposed to the sun.

What’s a mole, anyway?

2014-08-01 10:04

A mole is basically a brownish spot or blemish on the skin. The darker hue is provided by melanin, the pigment that gives skin its colour.

Melanoma

2014-08-01 10:02

Melanoma is a potentially serious skin cancer that develops from normal skin cells called melanocytes.

How does a skin biopsy work?

2014-08-01 09:53

Are you worried that you might have skin cancer? All lesions that may be cancerous should be biopsied, meaning all or part of the lesion should be removed for analysis.

How is skin cancer diagnosed?

2014-07-31 16:51

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.

Risks for skin cancer

2014-07-31 16:42

People with certain risk factors are more likely than others to develop skin cancer. Are you at risk?

How skin cancer starts

2014-07-31 16:30

Cancer begins in cells, the building blocks that make up tissues. Learn more about how it grows and develops from here.

Scientists aim for prototype of cancer surgery device

2014-07-31 14:44

Hungarian scientists are aiming for the first prototype of a new device that will help surgeons distinguish between healthy tissue and tumours in a split-second as they operate.

 

Proton beam therapy not often effective in cases like Ashya King's

2014-09-11 16:02

Proton beam therapy may not be the answer for Ashya King as it is usually only beneficial in a small number of cases.

Should Ashya King have proton beam therapy?

2014-09-04 12:20

British boy Ashya King, suffering from an advanced brain tumour, has made global headlines after his parents removed him from hospital in the UK to seek proton beam therapy abroad, in a desperate attempt to safe his life.

Celine Dion takes career hiatus due to family health concerns

2014-08-22 14:03

Singer Celine Dion has decided to put her career on hold indefinitely and has cancelled her Asia tour and shows at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to focus on her ailing husband and her family.

Popular toothpaste in trouble over cancer links

2014-08-22 12:24

One of South Africa's best-selling toothpastes, Colgate Total, has come under scrutiny for containing a chemical with links to cancer.

Deadliest melanomas usually found on head and neck

2014-08-21 10:47

Researchers have found that the most dangerous skin cancers usually occur on the head and neck of older men and are colourless, making them harder to detect.

How is lung cancer diagnosed?

2014-08-18 10:22

Procedures for obtaining small tissue samples on which the classification of tumours can be done include needle aspiration, sputum cytology and bronchoscopy.

Dog study suggests some bacteria can fight cancer

2014-08-14 11:25

Special bacteria, when injected into naturally occurring tumours of dogs, can seemingly fight cancer, causing tumours to shrink.

Link between sexual dysfunction and childhood cancer

2014-08-13 08:32

According to a study, adult women who survived cancer as a child report losing interest in their sexual needs and desires.

Daily aspirin can drastically cut cancer rates

2014-08-08 14:27

More than 130,000 deaths could be avoided over a 20-year period if 50- to 64-year-olds took daily aspirin for 10 years.

New system will help improve cancer diagnosis

2014-08-08 09:22

Cancer treatment will be boosted with a new system which can lead to more effective classification of cancers.

Can aspirin keep cancer at bay?

2014-08-06 14:56

More than 130,000 deaths could be avoided over a 20-year period if 50- to 64-year-olds took daily aspirin for 10 years.

Daily aspirin can drastically cut cancer rates

2014-08-06 11:53

More than 130,000 deaths could be avoided over a 20-year period if 50- to 64-year-olds took daily aspirin for 10 years.

PinkDrive and New Start part of a new collaboration

2014-08-03 14:45

Partnership launching in August aimed to reach more communities and to provide more health services.

Get the best from sunscreens

2014-08-01 10:16

Sunscreens work best if they’re used properly. Use these guidelines this summer.

7 tanning myths

2014-08-01 10:10

Skin cancer is a threat to everyone. And no, sunbeds and tanning lamps are not all that safe.

Beating skin cancer

2014-08-01 10:03

There isn’t really anything like a healthy suntan. All damage to your skin is accumulative and sunburn at 16 could very well mean skin cancer at 35.

Basal cell cancer

2014-08-01 09:56

Basal cell cancer (BCC) is a type of skin cancer caused by exposure to the sun. It is also called rodent ulcer.

How can skin cancer be prevented?

2014-07-31 16:56

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.

Skin cancer symptoms

2014-07-31 16:45

A change on the skin is the most common sign of skin cancer.

Types of skin cancer

2014-07-31 16:37

Exposure to sunlight can increase your risk of developing skin cancer. The types include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.

What is skin cancer?

2014-07-31 16:23

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. The two most common types are basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer.

How is liver cancer treated?

2014-07-29 17:13

In liver cancer, treatment options and chance of recovery are determined by several different factors.

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