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  • Fight back: Living with colon cancer

    Cancer

    Posted on 11 April 2019

    Xolani Gwala’s colon cancer diagnosis left him facing some serious questions: Why now? Why me? And can I beat this? It was a beautiful spring day. Perfect Johannesburg weather. I

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  • What happened next: skin cancer

    Cancer

    Posted on 11 April 2019

    A married mom of two shares how being diagnosed with advanced skin cancer during both her pregnancies taught her to view challenges as opportunities to grow When An Bakkes talks

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  • Breaking down breast cancer

    Cancer

    Posted on 26 October 2017

    Breast cancer sufferers are avoiding unnecessary chemotherapy through transcriptional profiling that examines the genetic make-up of their cancer.

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  • Less alcohol equals better health

    Cancer

    Posted on 6 January 2017

    Many of us make New Year’s resolutions. If one of yours is to give up alcohol, then good for you! Here’s why it’s the one resolution you really should stick to.

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  • Beauty spot or cancer?

    Cancer

    Posted on 5 January 2017

    Is that mark on your skin just a mole or could it be a melanoma? We take a closer look at this potentially dangerous form of cancer.

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  • ‘My brain tumour made me bold’

    Patient Stories

    Posted on 2 December 2016

    When Debbie Hedenskog received the news that she had a brain tumour, she took a moment… and then decided to put her game face on. She applied her make-up and got on with it. This is her story.

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  • Looking forward to a bright future

    Children (1 to 12 years)

    Posted on 19 September 2016

    Until it struck her baby boy, Mpilo, cancer was a completely foreign concept to actress, TV presenter and entrepreneur Phumeza Mdabe.

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  • Living with childhood leukaemia

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    Posted on 15 September 2016

    Kathy Singery, the mother of 14-year-old Daniel who was recently diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL), shares the family’s coping strategies and reflects on the lessons they’ve learnt on their journey so far.

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  • Leukaemia timeline: progress in pictures [infographic]

    Cancer

    Posted on 8 September 2016

    This quick-glance leukaemia timeline shows the progress made in diagnosing and treating cancers that originate in the bone marrow since the first diagnosis in 1845.

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  • Cancer diagnosis: Should you see a psychiatrist?

    Cancer

    Posted on 5 August 2016

    It’s the ultimate nightmare: You – or a loved one – is diagnosed with cancer. What happens next? And over and above the medical treatment, what psychological support will you need to make it through this journey?

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  • ‘I’ve climbed the highest mountains’

    Patient Stories

    Posted on 1 August 2016

    When Ray Funnell (51) told his wife in 2006 that he had leukaemia, she thought he was joking. He wasn’t, but a sense of humour and a stem cell donation saw him through the worst. This is his story.

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  • Reduce your risk of prostate cancer

    Cancer

    Posted on 23 June 2016

    Developing prostate cancer is a real concern for many men as they age – but there are lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk, says Dr Conray Moolman, a urologist at Constantiaberg Mediclinic.

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  • Celebrating the survivors

    Cancer

    Posted on 6 June 2016

    The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) says one in four South Africans will be affected by cancer in their lifetime – either via someone they know contracting the disease or being diagnosed with it themselves. The CANSA Relay For Life events are held locally and internationally to celebrate and remember people whose lives have been affected by cancer. Survivors, in particular, are celebrated, honoured and treated as VIPs.

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  • Why should you give up smoking?

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 7 April 2016

    There are many reasons why people claim that they can’t (or won’t) give up smoking. They say it relaxes them; it gives their restless hands something to do; it even replaces food sometimes when they’d rather not risk gaining a kilo…

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  • Support for cancer patients

    Cancer

    Posted on 16 February 2016

    It’s the stuff of nightmares: you or someone you love is diagnosed with cancer. What happens next? And how can you make sense of all the information and treatment options? Fortunately, Mediclinic offers a network of support to guide you along the way.

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  • Place in the sun

    Dermatology

    Posted on 3 February 2016

    South Africa has the second-highest incidence of skin cancer in the world after Australia. This means that we’re all at risk of getting skin cancer. Here’s a look at your risk factors for getting skin cancer and what steps you can take to prevent it.

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  • Testicular cancer: facts & fiction

    Cancer

    Posted on 19 November 2015

    Between the Movember messaging, yellow wristbands and old wives’ tales, there’s a lot of information doing the rounds about testicular cancer. Not all of it is accurate, though. We spoke to a Mediclinic urologist to separate the facts from fiction.

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  • Your health in your 60s

    Prime

    Posted on 21 October 2015

    Between retirement, grandchildren and a slower pace of life, the 60s are the start of your golden years… but from a health point of view this is also the age

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  • Back to work during/after chemo

    Cancer

    Posted on 16 October 2015

    Starting work again after chemotherapy or while undergoing it needn’t be a mental obstacle course. Here’s how you can cope – or help a colleague in this situation.

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  • Foods that can help fight cancer

    Cancer

    Posted on 13 October 2015

    A bad diet can wreck your health and, in some cases, even lead to cancer. Power up your menu with our list of cancer-preventing superfoods.

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  • His and hers

    Cancer

    Posted on 15 September 2015

    Husband and wife Graeme and Jeannie Comrie discovered breast cancer isn’t just a women’s disease – when they were both diagnosed with it on the same day.

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