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Many smokers fail to quit after cancer diagnosis

According to a study, almost 70 percent of participants were smoking at least two years after their diagnosis, and 57 percent were still smoking four years after being diagnosed with cancer.

Omega-3 extends life expectancy

A new study suggests that adults with the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids are less likely to die from a range of causes than those with the lowest levels.

Proton Beam Therapy saved Ashya King's life

British boy Ashya King has been cured of brain cancer after receiving Proton Beam Therapy, proving his parents were right to take him abroad for the treatment despite being told it wouldn't work.

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CANSA’s purpose is to lead the fight against cancer in South Africa. Its mission is to be the preferred non-profit organisation that enables research, educates the public and provides support to all people affected by cancer. Questions are answered by CANSA’s Head of Health Professor Michael Herbst and Head of Advocacy Magdalene Seguin. For more information, visit cansa.org.za.

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