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Youth is no protection against breast cancer

December 3, 2018
Cancer  

Think breast cancer is something only older women have to worry about? Think again. Experts say there are no age restrictions to this cancer – but that social support can mean the difference between life and death.

Cancer treatment in the public sector ‘in crisis’?

June 26, 2017
Cancer  

Activists say the recent break-down of cancer services in KwaZulu-Natal is indicative of a broader problem in SA.

One small step closer for breast cancer drug

March 6, 2017
breast cancer   Cancer   News  

Roche continues to block access to its breast cancer drug, Herceptin, say activists, while women around the world suffer.

Breast cancer survivor: “Let’s speak about cancer in our language”

November 3, 2016
Public Health & Health Systems  

Breast cancer is not an illness that affects only those who speak English and live in the city, says survivor Nelisa Sipamia, who grew up in a rural area, dependent on the public health care system.

Afrikaners may be more likely to carry breast cancer gene

New research has shown that Afrikaans South Africans may be more likely to carry the breast cancer gene that led recently led actress Angelina Jolie to undergo a double mastectomy.

Breast cancer advocates demand three-month supplies of treatment

Many HIV patients are now issued with three-month supplies of treatment, cutting down the burden on clinics and patients. Now, breast cancer advocates want the same for women battling the cancer.

Overweight South Africans at higher risk of cancer

December 6, 2014
Cancer and Tobacco Control  

Emerging evidence indicates that being overweight increases your risk of cancer and decreases your chance of surviving it.