Updated 01 October 2015

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Afrikaners more likely to carry the same breast cancer gene as Angelina Jolie

Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting South African women but if you’re an Afrikaner, you could be at greater risk of carrying the cancer-causing BRCA1 and 2 genes.

South African rooibos and honeybush teas may fight cancer

Your much-loved cup of rooibos or honeybush tea not only tastes great – new local research shows that it may help to ward off cancer too.

Robotic technology enables greater accuracy for cancer surgery

New robotic technology enables doctors to operate with far greater accuracy, reducing the risk of complications for those undergoing prostate surgery.

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