'Chemo brain' after cancer treatment may last for months

2017-01-12 09:47

Chemotherapy-related thinking problems in women treated for breast cancer can include memory lapses, attention issues and difficulty processing information.

'I used cannabis oil to cure my cancer'

2015-05-18 15:37

Many people are claiming that cannabis oil is a miracle cure for conditions like epilepsy, cancer, diabetes and multiple sclerosis, especially after conventional medicine proved to be unsuccessful.

Advocates demand three-month supplies of breast cancer treatment

2015-02-20 11:17

The CEO of the Breast Health Foundation says the group wants government to consider issuing patients with a three-month supply of the breast cancer treatment.

Obese kids with leukaemia don't react as well to chemotherapy

2014-10-28 12:33

Obese young people with leukaemia do worse on initial chemotherapy – called induction therapy – than their peers who aren't obese.

Lymphoma survivor encourages blood donation

2014-06-09 16:31

Lionel Greenberg, a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor encourages people to step into their nearest SANBS Donor Centre and donate blood generously.

Drug combo ups ovarian cancer survival rate

2014-06-02 11:19

Combining two new drugs nearly doubled the survival time of women with recurrent ovarian cancer in preliminary clinical trials.

Chemo for breast cancer increases unemployment risk

2014-04-29 13:29

According to a study, women who are subjected to chemotherapy for breast cancer have a greater likelihood of being unemployed.

Shortage of chemo drugs at Joburg hospital

2014-04-23 13:21

Cancer patients at a Johannesburg hospital have had their treatment interrupted because of a shortage of chemotherapy drugs.

Genetically altered T-cells beat back leukaemia

2014-02-20 13:22

US researchers report that a new approach to killing leukaemia cancer cells – using a patient's own immune system – has been very successful.

'Pink trees' gives support to cancer patients

2014-02-03 15:46

Pink Trees for Pauline will, like in 2013, strive to promote quality of life for cancer patients and their families during and after cancer.


Diabetics' hearts may be more sensitive to chemo

2016-12-19 11:15

In a study, patients with diabetes showed more signs of the damage that's considered an early warning sign of heart failure after undergoing chemotherapy.

Is fish oil safe during chemotherapy?

2015-04-17 13:33

In a recent survey, many people with cancer were taking fish oil supplements, although it has been found that fish oil may make chemotherapy less effective.

The inspiring story of a breast cancer survivor

2014-10-29 12:08

Natalie Lambrou shares part two of her inspiring journey – how she battled (and survived) breast cancer.

Gluten-free diet may lift 'brain fog'

2014-06-27 12:32

Australian scientists found that banishing gluten in those with coeliac disease led to better scores in attention, memory and other brain functions.

Heart problems after breast cancer chemo overlooked

2014-06-04 10:34

Many breast cancer patients who develop heart failure while being treated with certain chemotherapy drugs do not get proper treatment for the condition.

Blood samples may reveal breast cancer cells

2014-05-16 12:49

Researchers have found it may be possible to look for 'markers' of cancer cells in routine blood samples and use them to better gauge whether early breast cancer will progress.

Aspirin benefits only some colorectal cancer patients

2014-04-24 11:40

A study found that aspirin reduces the risk of colorectal cancer almost exclusively in people with genes that produce high levels of a particular enzyme.

Tailored advice required for screening mammography

2014-04-02 15:38

A series of articles on the risks and benefits of screening mammography at different ages suggests that women need more tailored advice and better quality information.

Intravenous vitamin C boosts chemotherapy action

2014-02-06 15:30

Large doses of intravenous vitamin C have the potential to boost chemotherapy's ability to kill cancer cells, according to new laboratory research.

New prostate cancer drug may increase survival

2014-01-29 12:28

A new hormone therapy drug for men with prostate cancer may increase survival and delay progression of the disease.

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