SureTouch does not claim to be a substitute for proper breast cancer screening, but patients are being misled.
The state has pulled its funding of studies on the disease, retarding progress on a cure.
The prohibitive cost of cancer medicines and their lack of efficacy means early intervention is more important than ever.
The five steps below could reduce deaths from cancer in South Africa, according to the Cancer Association's head of research, Dr Carl Albrecht.
Mia Malan speaks to Dr Carl Albrecht, head of research at the Cancer Association of South Africa, to gauge the state of the disease locally.
Simple precautions can reduce carcinogens in the kitchen and on the food table, writes Mia Malan.