The high rate of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and poor reproductive and sexual health in the South African population is directly linked to an alarming increase in the diagnosis of certain types of cancer. Cervical cancer, for instance, which is caused by specific strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), is a major public health concern… Continue reading How STIs Have Alarmingly Increased Cancer Cases in South Africa
There is often a fear and anxiety associated with getting tested for cancer. The fact is, however, that if there is a danger present, ignoring it is the absolute worst thing you can do while getting tested will bring peace of mind, or at worst, aid in early detection and treatment. We need to normalise… Continue reading When should I get tested for cancer?
Vaccines are medicines that help the body fight disease by teaching the immune system to find and destroy harmful germs and cells. Many people are vaccinated against common diseases throughout their lives. There are vaccines that prevent cancer and vaccines that treat cancer. HPV statistics: Cervical cancer is reported to be found in more South… Continue reading Available vaccines to prevent cancer