Crime write Henning Mankell has revealed that he has cancer in an advanced stage. He intends to write a newspaper column about fighting it.
Will local facial hair campaigners be able to raise more than last year's R7-million for men's health issues?
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SureTouch does not claim to be a substitute for proper breast cancer screening, but patients are being misled.
Senegalese patients with advanced cancer have been suffering with severe pain due to morphine shortages. Human Rights Watch investigates why.
A generic version of a key cancer drug is now available in South Africa, but at a significantly higher cost than it is available internationally.
Even though traces of cancer-causing chemicals have been found, the real killer – tobacco – is absent.
Government has raised concerns that the health system may buckle under the pressure of both HIV and non-communicable diseases - a dual epidemic.
A preventative mastectomy might save your life if you are at high risk but it does not provide 100% protection from developing breast cancer.
The state has pulled its funding of studies on the disease, retarding progress on a cure.
A drug already approved for treating kidney cancer was successful at delaying the return of advanced ovarian cancer, a clinical study has found.
After a seven-year battle, India's government has successfully defended its right to reject drug patents if a medicine doesn't deserve one.
Dogs are surprisingly adept at sniffing out lung cancer, results from a pilot project in Austria have suggested.
The cancer register has not been updated for eight years, according to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.
You do us a disservice with stories such as Daryl Ilbury's Light at night sets off alarm bells, says Professor Philip Lloyd.
The prohibitive cost of cancer medicines and their lack of efficacy means early intervention is more important than ever.
Study shows that adding Avastin to standard chemo doubled the time a certain group of ovarian cancer patients lived without the disease getting worse.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned home after 11 days of cancer treatment in Cuba, saying his latest round of radiation therapy was successful.
Most of Africa's languages don't have a word for cancer. How can a continent hope to treat, let alone fight, a disease that has no name?
Simple precautions can reduce carcinogens in the kitchen and on the food table, writes Mia Malan.