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Busi Mhlongo, Goddam!

It’s been a decade since Busi Mhlongo succumbed to cancer. Niren Tolsi reflects on her life and the singular connection she formed with her audiences

Millions survive breast cancer, but the disease needs vigilance

There is no universal treatment, given the different types and causes, but there is hope

Hlokomela takes healthcare to women who need it most

Investing in the Future Health Award Winner: Hlokomela Women's Clinic

Could this finally solve the Eastern Cape’s cancer mystery?

The substances that cause cancer leave their fingerprints behind. Now, the world may be closer than ever to unravelling the clues hidden in our DNA.

Campaign against breast cancer all year

"Perhaps this awareness should not be something that is left for the month of October alone."

Breast cancer study reveals fewer women will need chemotherapy

According to the 2011 national cancer registry, one in 29 South African women is diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime

‘Cancer I could deal with. Losing my breast I could not.’

For those with breast cancer, a mastectomy may seem like the best option. But Joanna Moorhead is glad she chose less extensive surgery.

Male breast cancer stays hidden

When Thami Mabuza found a lump in his chest, he never could have imagined it was breast cancer.

Cancer and heart disease: Can alcohol help you or hurt you?

Drinking four glasses of wine a day can increase your chances of getting breast cancer by about 50%.

Breasts: Five things to know about them and their care

Did you know? Good care is out there in public and private hospitals, but check your medical aid

Four reasons why breast is best: Babies are smarter, healthier and better behaved

Infants are less likely to be obese and mothers' have a lower risk of cancer

‘Roche holds cancer patients to ransom’ – activists

Activists say if Roche does not drop the price of Herceptin, they will ask the health department to act.

Hunting down cancer-contributing genes

We need more research to understand breast cancer among black women in South Africa.

The flush of hormonal success

Replacement therapy for menopause symptoms is considered safe – if the breast cancer risk is addressed.

Decoy ploy nips cancer in the blood

Researchers from Stanford University in the United States have developed a protein that inhibits the spread of cancer.

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