Updated 22 August 2014

Types of cancer prevalent in SA women

The following article contains reliable information on cancer prevalence in South African women, as well as a graphic showing the various areas that can be overrun by cancer.


Cancer and the South African woman
Many of the cancers affecting women, such as breast cancer and uterine cancer can be detected early, by means of regular testing.

  1. Breast cancer - is the most prevalent cancer among South African women at large
  2. Cervical cancer - the second most prevalent cancer. Cervical cancer can easily be detected in its early stages by a Pap-smear test
  3. Uterine cancer - this type of cancer is more prevalent amongst black women than white women
  4. Lung cancer - is on the increase, as more and more women take up smoking
  5. Oesophageal cancer - this type of cancer is found frequently amongst both men and women

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