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Why this country is thinking outside the box whene it comes to cervical cancer screening and the HPV vaccine.

Shots, myths & cash: The perilous road to curbing cancer

Before 2011, this country couldn’t screen for cervical cancer let alone prevent it. Since then everything’s changed.
What’s behind mysterious cancer hot spots popping up all over the world?

Could this finally solve the Eastern Cape’s cancer mystery?

The substances that cause cancer leave their fingerprints behind. Now, the world may be closer than ever to unravelling the clues hidden in our DNA.
What’s behind mysterious cancer hot spots popping up all over the world?

‘Cancer treatment in the North West is impossible’

Activists say that at least one patient has been trying to get treatment since 2013.
Can you guess how many provinces in South Africa have zero radiation oncologists?

Cancer Crisis: Where are South Africa’s radiation oncologists? Find out

Everyone knows about KZN's cancer crisis but no one is talking about the other provinces that operate on just one radiation oncologist — or less.
Undignified death: Roxanne Premchund

Death and dignity: How KZN strips cancer patients of their pride

Terminally ill patients in the province have little access to pain relief, or basic care. Here's one man's story.
Many women mistakenly believe that mastectomy is the only or the safest way of dealing with their cancer.

‘Cancer I could deal with. Losing my breast I could not.’

For those with breast cancer, a mastectomy may seem like the best option. But Joanna Moorhead is glad she chose less extensive surgery.
Cervical cancer patient Alice Sibiya has waited more than one year to receive treatment.

Cancer treatment waiting times in KZN increase by almost 30% as services stall

Cancer patients are waiting up to nine months for treatment, says the South African Human Rights Commission.
Emergency: The collapse of cancer care in public hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal has resulted in patients having to wait for

KZN cancer patients sent home with panados as treatment waiting lists grow

State cancer patients have nowhere to turn, even if their cancer is treatable.
[WATCH] Cancer care crisis in KwaZulu-Natalvideo

[WATCH] Cancer care crisis in KwaZulu-Natal

Find out why cancer care in KwaZulu-Natal is on the brink of collapse.

Deadly waiting game: Cancer crisis fuels demand for end-of-life care

Health workers brace for an increased need for palliative care as waiting lists grow.
Going one day without betanoid can be life theatening - and it's been out of stock nationwide for months.

National cancer drug shortage may last until October

Pharmaceutical companies say that delayed drug registrations by the Medicines Control Council may have played a role in stock outs.
Oncologists aren't the only thing in short supply. Doctors also complain of facilities with a dearth of gloves

Fears as Durban loses last state cancer specialist

Only two state cancer specialists remain in the province of more than 10-million people.
Prostate cancer can be particularly aggressive in black men

Five ways to reduce your risk of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer accounts for nearly a quarter of all cancers in black men. Find out how to protect yourself and the ones you love.
Beyond pink: Ntokozo Dludla from the Breast Health Foundation survived breast cancer and now counsels people diagnosed with the condition.

Male breast cancer stays hidden

When Thami Mabuza found a lump in his chest, he never could have imagined it was breast cancer.
After a fake news story spreading myths about medical male circumcision went viral

Fake news alert: Medical male circumcision not linked to penile cancer

Africa Check debunks a bogus news story spreading myths about medical male circumcision after Bhekisisa sounds the alarm.
Are South African men more at risk of breast cancer?video

Are South African men more at risk of breast cancer?

Male breast cancer is the same as female breast cancer and men should be checking for lumps as well.