Cancer

Cancer treatment

Hyperthermia: turning the heat up on cancer

A Pretoria hospital is the first medical facility in Africa to offer a new form of hyperthermia for cancer treatment, which can increase patients' survival chances dramatically.

SA may lose cancer treatment tool

PET-CT scanning, which changes the management of cancer treatment in up to 30% of cases, could become something of the past for South Africans.

Should Ashya King have proton beam therapy?

British boy Ashya King, suffering from an advanced brain tumour, has made global headlines after his parents removed him from hospital in the UK to seek proton beam therapy abroad, in a desperate attempt to safe his life.

Radiation side effects

Approximately 60% of all cancer patients receive radiation therapy, and thousands of people become cancer free after treatment. However, some are not helped by radiation therapy.

80% of cancers preventable

20 000 lives per day worldwide. Eighty percent of these deaths are preventable. Is the rapidly expanding field of cancer genetics going to change things?

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