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Apple a day keeps Grim Squeaker away*

There have been many success stories in efforts to extend the human lifespan in the past 200 years

When the penalty is death

The locals call it cancer valley — and there are few safe places to kick a football around

‘Cancer treatment in the North West is impossible’

Activists say that at least one patient has been trying to get treatment since 2013.

Cancer Crisis: Where are South Africa’s radiation oncologists? Find out

Everyone knows about KZN's cancer crisis but no one is talking about the other provinces that operate on just one radiation oncologist — or less.

Limpopo: 0. Mpumalanga: 0. That’s how many radiation oncologists these provinces have

Meanwhile, a lone specialist in the North West caters for 3.7-million people as four provinces are forced to send patients to Gauteng.

Obesity: Is eating slap tjips as bad as smoking?

For millennials, it ain't looking good, but are hard-hitting campaigns just fat-shaming and counterproductive?

Death and dignity: How KZN strips cancer patients of their pride

Terminally ill patients in the province have little access to pain relief, or basic care. Here's one man's story.

The Ronald McDonald socks aside…How serious is Cyril about South Africans’ health?

The new commander-in-chief has made promises, but how likely is he to deliver?

‘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.

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