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I am a cancer survivor – and thriver

Cape Town artist Tania Babb has been cancer-free for 18 months. She describes how her illness and treatment journey have made her reflect on the gift of life. When well-known

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Why robotic surgery is a game-changer in colorectal cancer treatment

Colorectal cancer is treatable if detected early, and various treatment options are available, including robotic surgery. A Mediclinic expert explains further. Colorectal cancer: the importance of early detection Colorectal cancer

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What you need to know about early breast cancer screening

You can survive breast cancer – but the earlier you pick it up, the better your chances of making a full recovery. Two Mediclinic experts explain what you need to

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PSA: The one test that can save your life [INFOGRAPHIC]

Men, be a pro and get a simple blood test for prostate-specific antigen (PSA). This one test could save your life.

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My battle with multiple myeloma

Janet Widelko was shocked when the strange foaming she’d noticed in her urine turned out to be a symptom of a rare form of cancer.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Nurses can observe patients at all times as critical care units are designed like a beehive with the nurses’ station in the middle.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Some of our hospitals have operating tables that can support patients of up to 370kg in weight and 2.2m in height.
    #MediclinicFacts
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Melanoma: What you need to know [INFOGRAPHIC]

Although it accounts for just 1% of skin cancer cases, melanoma causes the vast majority of cancer-related deaths. Find out why, what the signs are and if it can it be prevented in the infographic below.

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Could you have a melanoma?

Melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer that begins in cells known as melanocytes. Early detection could save your life.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic Cape Town is accredited as a mother and baby friendly institution, having scored 100% at a recent external review.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic is one of the three leading private hospital groups in Southern Africa and the sixth largest private healthcare group in the world.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals are designed to minimise ambient noise to promote sleeping and the healing process.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
    #MediclinicFacts
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What to expect from your first mammogram [INFOGRAPHIC]

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in South African woman and a mammogram is vital for early detection.

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The ins and outs of scopes: the 6 scopes you need to have this year

Better known as scopes, endoscopies are vital tools in preventing, detecting and treating numerous diseases and injuries.

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How to prepare for a mammogram study

Dr Liezel Davel, from Mediclinic Midstream provides a practical and useful guide to what to expect when you are scheduled for a mammogram study.

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Abnormal Mammogram – what now?

Dr Lucienne van Schalkwyk, Specialist Breast Surgeon at Mediclinic Sandton brings us some insight into what an abnormal mammogram could mean.

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