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Alana James, CEO of The Sunflower Fund and Pippa Hudson of Cape Talk.
#WomensMonth: Do we know what our power is?

Women often talk about power in all sorts of contexts, but do we actually know what our power is? This is the question posed by Alana James, chief executive officer of The Sunflower Fund...

By Nicci Botha 19 Aug 2019

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#bhf2019conference: Doing better with less

Waste, fraud and abuse across the healthcare spectrum are contributing the high cost of healthcare, and ultimately patients are paying with their lives...

By Nicci Botha 26 Jul 2019

Fat grafting in breast cancer reconstruction

Fat grafting has become a popular and versatile procedure in plastic surgery. Historically it is not entirely new, we find anecdotal reports and descriptions of fat transplantation as far back as the early 1900s...

By Frank Graewe 4 Mar 2019

Breast reconstruction and radiation therapy - is it really safe?
Breast reconstruction and radiation therapy - is it really safe?

It has been shown that adjuvant radiotherapy after mastectomy significantly reduces local recurrence rates and improves overall survival in node-positive breast cancer patients...

By Frank Graewe 7 Sep 2017

Photo: Roche
Trastuzumab and the high cost of cancer treatment

It seems cruel that drugs that can save the lives of thousands of cancer sufferers are so prohibitively expensive...

By Nicci Botha 21 Jun 2017

Henk Meintjes, head of risk product development, Liberty
Cancer still tops insurance claims list

An increase in cancer-related insurance claims might not necessarily be a bad thing...

By Nicci Botha 3 Apr 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: CANSA, spreading a message of hope
#BrandManagerMonth: CANSA, spreading a message of hope

With an 85-year history, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) brand is firmly entrenched in South African society...

By Sindy Peters 29 Mar 2017

HPV vaccine is about cancer, not sex
HPV vaccine is about cancer, not sex

Part of the reason Dr Kenneth Alexander visited South Africa is to figure out how the country went about successfully implementing an HPV vaccine programme...

By Nicci Botha 13 Mar 2017

#WorldCancerDay: Cancer Alliance speaks with one voice
#WorldCancerDay: Cancer Alliance speaks with one voice

A 2012 study by The Lancet predicted that South Africa could see a shocking 78% increase in the number of cancer cases by 2030...

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2017

I had to die first, to write this article
I had to die first, to write this article

And the very thing that brought me back to life - will do just the same for your brand during this difficult time. My name is Conn Bertish - I am a brain cancer survivor, creative strategist and founder of Cancer Dojo - the first project of my resilience-building content agency, HTK - (Harder To Kill)...

By Conn Bertish 18 Nov 2016

To vape or not to vape
To vape or not to vape

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is predicting that this century alone, a billion lives will be lost to smoking. A Billion Lives is a documentary film that examines vaping and e-cigarettes as a healthy alternative to smoking...

By Danette Breitenbach 22 Sep 2016

#WomensMonth: Healing hands...and feet
#WomensMonth: Healing hands...and feet

When she's not caring for her patients or teaching future doctors, Dr Karin Baatjes is running to raise funds for prostheses for breast cancer survivors...

By Nicci Botha 23 Aug 2016

Red Cross provides chill-out pod for teen patients
Red Cross provides chill-out pod for teen patients

Red Cross has invested in a mobile recreational unit where teenaged patients can enjoy a little freedom...

By Nicci Botha 1 Jun 2016

Chamendran Naidoo
Hair raising: Taking a stache for men's health

'Tis the season when shopping malls are adorned with frosting upon their windows and sprightly men and women don their short-shorts and take to the streets with glee in their hearts and moustaches upon their lips. Yes, you read that right. In fact, oh my readers, this article finds your dear author with nascent shadows of a budding bush tickling his nose at this very moment, all in the name of spreading awareness for men's health.

By Chamendran Naidoo 5 Nov 2012

Robyn Farrell
Insuring your breast assets

It is estimated that 8,676 women will be affected by breast cancer in 2015 [1]. With October earmarked as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in South Africa, this is a time where we remember the women who have battled the disease and also consider the ways that we can protect ourselves.

By Robyn Farrell 22 Oct 2012

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