Category Archives: Cancer

Pink Lady® Hosts Breast Cancer Association in Mauritius

The famous Pink Lady® Apple brand of South Africa’s True Cape won the hearts of Mauritians last Friday with 50 ladies, led by The Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare. The ladies were treated to High Tea and intimate discussion where the Warriors narrated their breast cancer plight in living and breaking the silence for a dreaded illness. The corporate women invited had a lot to learn from these warriors about check up, and relationships with loved ones and mainly children on…

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IFP Dedicated to Fighting Cancer

Today is a particularly significant day for the IFP, it is a day that we hold close to our hearts. Today we are reminded of our commitment to the health of all South Africans, and our fight against that most dread of diseases, Cancer. February 4th is World Cancer day. The IFP knows all too well the grief of losing someone to this horrific disease. Dr Mario Oriani-Ambrosini, MP, who was diagnosed with terminal stage 4 lung cancer, valiantly championed the cause of alternative and…

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World Health Organization

WHO statement on links between processed meat and colorectal cancer

Geneva: 29 October 2015 – WHO has received a number of queries, expressions of concern and requests for clarification following the publication of a report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) relating to processed meat and colorectal cancer. IARC was established 50 years ago through a resolution of the World Health Assembly as a functionally independent cancer agency under the auspices of WHO. Its programme of work is approved and financed by its participating states. IARC’s review confirms the recommendation in WHO’s…

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IFP encourages men to get tested for prostate cancer

The IFP calls all on men to get tested for prostate cancer as October is Cancer Awareness month. “I would like to urge all the men of KwaZulu-Natal to be responsible and get tested for Prostate Cancer. They must seek help and advice from a health care professional so that their good health can be retained as they get older. It must be remembered that prevention is always better than cure. Early detection of prostate cancer through examinations helps a great deal and greatly improves…

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Special Assignment

Stem cells: Hope or Hype?

As the burden of disease increases in the world, hundreds of patients continue to seek cures for various illnesses, sometimes in unconventional medical solutions. One of these is stem cell therapy, a medical field which has seen significant progress from the research breakthroughs since 1968, when the first bone marrow transplant was successfully done. As a result, there is a lot of hope in stem cell research because of its potential for the treatment of many life-threatening ailments. The global stem cell market is projected…

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