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Nozipho’s story

The public health system is failing many women with breast cancer, who are diagnosed late and face many hurdles in their quest to access lifesaving treatment.

Moves towards a healthy lifestyle

September 19, 2011
Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)  

The National Health Department has taken a tough stand to promote proper and healthy eating habits in an attempt to prolong the life of South Africans.

Behind Her Smile

This week on Special Assignment, Health-e follows a single mother and her battle against breast cancer. Wednesday at 9:30PM on SABC 3.

Poor access to cancer treatment

Cancer patients relying on the state health system are increasingly struggling to access timeous treatment or their diagnosis and treatment is delayed until it is too late, cancer advocacy and support organisations have warned.

Long wait for cervical cancer help

Staff shortages in hospitals are delaying the treatment of women in the early stages of cervical cancer in KwaZulu-Natal, endangering their lives.

Time for renewed focus on cancer

HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria have dominated the headlines and received much of the world attention for several years – And rightly so.