Find answers to first-step questions about cancer. Understand cancer’s development, the variety of cancer classifications, prevalence and key signs and symptoms.
In honour of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we spoke to Dr Gita Naidu, head of the paediatric oncology unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital. A paediatric oncologist for 22 years, Dr Naidu has dedicated her life to fighting childhood cancer.
Modern medicine and screening techniques ensure that today’s cancer treatments have an ever-higher success rate, giving people with cancer a far better chance of survival. How are the most prevalent cancers amongst South African adults currently treated?
According to CHOC (Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa) cancers in children tend to be different from those found in adults and usually occur in developing cells. We take a look at current national and international, common childhood statistics.
Research shows that teenagers and young adult cancer patients often feel frustrated that their symptoms aren’t taken seriously. Healthcare workers often don’t think about cancer when they try to diagnose teenagers - because it can be unusual.
It's normal to feel overwhelmed by a cancer diagnosis, and trying to make sense of the bewildering terminology that accompanies it often confuses even more. We explain the most common terms to help you to understand what you're dealing with.
Cancer prevention refers to any action taken to lower your chances of getting cancer. Remember – it’s your body and your life that you’re taking steps to keep as healthy as possible. Here’s what you need to know to do just this.
For most people over the age of 65, hearing that you have a serious illness is unfortunately nothing new. Your overall health plays a vital role in cancer, so make sure your health is fully assessed before you start
Cancer is a complex, life-changing illness affecting millions of people around the world. Being diagnosed is a devastating blow that signals the start of an extremely challenging journey and the best way to navigate it is to ensure you’re well informed.