Updated 01 October 2015

News you should know


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.

If there is something else you'd like to know about Cancer, pop a question to our Cancer expert!


Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Live healthier

Sleep better »

Most physical activities help you sleep better 10 tips for better sleep

10 reasons you may have insomnia and how fix it

Here are 10 reasons why you may have insomnia – along with possible ways to solve the problem.