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  A Call to Arms against the Top 5 Cancers Affecting SA Men Gents, although you may think you may never be drafted into the battle against cancer, you are possibly at risk. By being pro-active, stepping up and taking responsibility for your health, you can actively reduce your cancer risk. We’ve identified the top 5…

  Available for download from CANSA: Infographics: Breast Cancer | Cervical Cancer | Colorectal Cancer | Uterine Cancer | Lung Cancer   Knowing the Big Five that Assail South African Women 1 October 2017 – The link between the Big 5 and South African women has nothing to do with our country’s magnificent wildlife legacy,…

Written by: JOAN VAN DYK for Bhekisisa Only two state cancer specialists remain in the province of more than 10-million people. Durban loses its last public sector oncologist today as shortages of specialists in the province continue. The doctor’s departure from Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital leaves KwaZulu-Natal with just two oncologists, both practising at Grey’s Hospital…

According to the South African Medical Journal¹ the overall survival rates for childhood cancer in South Africa remain low when compared to international data. Greater awareness of the warning signs of childhood cancer can encourage earlier diagnosis and lead to improved outcomes for all ethnic groups. Many childhood cancers are treatable with high treatment success…

CANSA Offers Complimentary Skin Cancer Screening The most serious type of skin cancer is melanoma, with South Africa having the highest incidence in the world. In a bid to reduce the scourge of this disease, CANSA is partnering with the Skin Cancer Foundation of South Africa, on National Skin Cancer Screening Day, on 1 September 2017, by offering…

The Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi will this week launch two critical cancer policies namely, Cervical and Breast Cancer policies aimed at addressing high mortality caused by these cancers, management of the condition as well as improve the quality of life of women in South Africa. Breast and Cervical cancers have been identified amongst…

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