breast cancer

 
Hundreds of protestors descend on DTI's Pretoria offices demanding access to affordable medicines
Hundreds of protestors descend on DTI's Pretoria offices demanding access to affordable medicines
More than 1 000 activists marched on the Pretoria head office of the department of trade and industry Tuesday to demand patent reforms to ensure...
Four reasons why breast is best: Babies are smarter, healthier and better behaved
Four reasons why breast is best: Babies are smarter, healthier and better behaved
Most new South African mums start breast-feeding, but they don’t keep at it for long.
'Roche holds cancer patients to ransom' - activists
'Roche holds cancer patients to ransom' - activists
About 300 health activists protested in front of drug company Roche's Johannesburg offices on Thursday in a bid to lower the price of a potentially...
Hunting down cancer-contributing genes
Hunting down cancer-contributing genes
For many women, it is one of their worst nightmares: a lump. The first reaction when they find one in a breast is panic, "oh no, I have breast...
The flush of hormonal success
The flush of hormonal success
Melinda Scott* (56) pressed her hands against the green-striped wallpaper she was hanging. Once she knew it wouldn’t fall she grabbed the roller on...
Decoy ploy nips cancer in the blood
Decoy ploy nips cancer in the blood
Metastatic cancer is a frightening prospect. Cancerous tumours are pockets of abnormal cell growth, with a host of environmental and genetic drivers,...
Comment: Mammograms still the gold standard of breast screening
Comment: Mammograms still the gold standard of breast screening
Screening mammography was the subject of a few articles over breast cancer month...
Touch-and-go breast tech is no substitute for mammograms
Touch-and-go breast tech is no substitute for mammograms
"I was 16 when my mom died of breast cancer," says 28-year-old Monique Minnaar*. "Cancer is everywhere in my life so I went to get...
Breast cancer's 'magic bullet' misfires for younger women
Breast cancer's 'magic bullet' misfires for younger women
As a fourth-year medical student at Hillbrow Hospital I was taken to see a Sotho woman in her mid-50s. She sat with her head bowed, and when the...
Double mastectomy - a drastic measure
Double mastectomy - a drastic measure
There is no evidence that a preventative mastectomy – the removal of a noncancerous breast – will completely eliminate the risk of...
Angelina Jolie's aunt dies of breast cancer
Angelina Jolie's aunt dies of breast cancer
The Hollywood entertainment website E! News cited Jolie's uncle, Ron Martin, as saying that his wife, Debbie – the younger sister of Jolie's...

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