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
Knowing what contraceptives to use and what could cause cancer and/or any other illness has become a concern to women over the years. If you are using contraceptives for the first time or looking into a replacement method, it’s a good idea to make time for a full consultation. Types of birth control: Short-acting Birth… Continue reading Does birth control increase cancer risk in women?
One of the foremost contentious health debates within the history of public health is raging among smokers and former smokers who use vapour technology, government regulators who like cigarette sales, and also the powerful pharmaceutical industry. About e-cigarettes and vaping A general presumption is that because e-cigarettes don’t burn tobacco they are marketed as containing… Continue reading Does vaping instead of smoking lower your risk of getting cancer?
A cancer diagnosis is usually linked to family history, lifestyle choices, or something within the environment. And while you can’t control your case history or your whole environment, healthy lifestyle habits like a decent diet, regular physical activity, weight control, and quitting smoking (if you’re liable to lighting up) are all within your control. … Continue reading Common types of cancer found in women
While every kind of cancer of the skin is less common in people of colour, their outcomes are dramatically worse. Whether or not you get sunburnt, you can get cancer, meaning people of all colours, including those with brown and black skin, can get cancer. Unfortunately, because irregular blemishes or moles are harder to notice… Continue reading What are the risks of skin cancer in black people?
As we all know, early detection is very important in enabling the opportunity of effective treatment and a more robust chance of recovering from or facilitating remission from cancer. Cancer can affect anyone despite age, ethnicity or sex, it’s vital you recognize the way to reduce your risk of getting it or dying from it.… Continue reading How to reduce the risk of cancer
Prostate, Colorectal, Lung, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Bladder Cancer are the highest five cancers affecting South African men. Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer begins when cells within the hormone start to grow out of control. The prostate is a gland found in men, people with intersexed conditions and transwomen who haven’t completely transitioned. The prostate is below… Continue reading Five most common types of cancer in men