Triggers and prevention


Most cancers can be prevented

Most cancers are related to diet and lifestyle and about 80% of cancer cases can be prevented, according to Dr Albrecht, cancer specialist and research coordinator

Colorectal cancer: ignoring a gut feeling?

Colorectal cancer (colon cancer) is the fourth most common cause of death from cancer across all cancer types in men and women worldwide, killing around 700 000 people each year.

Aspirin lowers risk of cancer

New research implies that aspirin use may prevent a significant number of colorectal cancers above and beyond those that would be prevented by screening.

7 dangers signs of cancer

There is no single tell-tale sign that you have cancer. Look-out for the following common signs and symptoms related to cancer.

16 tips on avoiding cancer

Everyone wants to avoid cancer. Here are some practical tips on everyday things you can do from one of South Africa's top cancer researchers.

Early lymphoma diagnosis critical

One million people worldwide live with lymphoma, yet most South Africans know very little about this type of cancer. Lymphoma Awareness Day is the ideal time to get informed.

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