The state has pulled its funding of studies on the disease, retarding progress on a cure.
Actress Angelina Jolie says she had undergone a double mastectomy after finding out she had a gene mutation that leads to a higher risk of cancer.
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.
November has not only brought back facial hair, it has raised millions for cancer research, writes Sam Jones.
A new speaking book hopes to give the sick access to information and support in their fight against non-communicable diseases.
A healthy diet has been touted as an easier way to reduce the risk of falling ill from the the various cancers out there.
Hundreds of men wore red fishnet stockings, polka-dot suspenders, rainbow wigs and trucker caps as they ran along Johannesburg's streets for cancer.
Environmental factors may contribute to about 90% of all cancers. Belinda Beresford reports.