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About cancer

10 ways to prevent cancer

The prevention of cancer starts with making smart lifestyle choices. Here are 10 tips from the Cancer Association of South Africa.

Top warning signs of cancer

For many cancers, there are warning signs and symptoms, and the benefits of early detection are indisputable. Here's what you need to know.

Colon cancer - from Natural Standard

Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine (colon), which is the lower part of the digestive system. Rectal cancer occurs on the last eight to ten inches of the colon.

Breast cancer - from Natural Standard

In breast cancer, some cells begin growing abnormally. The cells divide more rapidly than healthy cells and may spread through the breast tissue to the lymph nodes or other parts of the body (metastasize).

Breast cancer centre

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in South Africa and occurs when abnormal cells form a mass of extra tissue (a tumour) in the breast.

Hodgkin's disease

Lymphomas are cancers that develop in the lymph system, part of the body's immune system. Lymphomas are divided into two general types: Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's

Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is the most common malignancy in 15 – 35 year old males. The vast majority of testicular cancer (95%) develops from the germinal cells of the testes.

Skin cancer

Exposure to sunlight can increase your risk of developing one or more of the three types of skin cancer.

NET cancer: the stealthy killer

Neuroendocrine Tumours (NETs) is an increasingly common, yet poorly understood group of cancers. Though early detection is crucial, NET cancer often remains undiagnosed for years.

Uterine cancer

Cancer of the womb can either develop from the surface of the cervix (cervical cancer) or it can develop in the endometrium (endometrial cancer).

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