Cancer

By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 21st, 2012
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By Alemayehu G. Mariam October is international Breast Cancer Awareness month. Throughout the month, public and private organizations in many countries promote programs and activities aimed at breast cancer risk reduction, early detection, treatment and research. It is well-established that breast ca...
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Sep 26th, 2011
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Thousands more women could beat breast cancer if they were given chemotherapy at the same time as radiotherapy, British scientists claim. They have discovered patients who are given the two treatments simultaneously increase their chance of being cured by a third. Normally women with breast cancer fi...
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Sep 19th, 2011
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ZIMBABWE records 7 000 new cancer cases annually and 60 percent of these are HIV related, the Health and Child Welfare Ministry has said. Speaking at the National conference on cancer prevention and control Health and Child Welfare Deputy Minister Dr Douglas Mombeshora said cancer is responsible for ...
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Jun 30th, 2011
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Mbabane – Swaziland’s health minister says the government has run out of money to send its cancer patients to better equipped clinics and hospitals in neighboring South Africa. Swaziland is in economic crisis linked to a drop in customs revenues amid a worldwide recession. Speaking to par...
By benim
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Jun 20th, 2011
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Egypt’s former President Hosni Mubarak is suffering from cancer, his defense lawyer said on Monday, citing a medical report to assess whether the former leader is fit enough to face trial. Mubarak, 83, was forced from office in February in a popular uprising driven by anger at high-level offici...
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Jun 1st, 2011
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Heavy use of mobile phones and other wireless communication devices could possibly cause cancer, the World Health Organisation has said and asked people to use texting and free-hands devices to reduce the risk.   The electromagnetic fields generated by such devices are “possibly carcinogen...
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Apr 8th, 2011
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Drinking a ‘safe’ amount of alcohol below the recommended daily limit increases the risk of developing cancer, with the danger remaining even if you become teetotal, experts say. New research shows that one in ten cancers in men and one in 33 in women in Britain is caused b Get My Boyfriend To Want M...
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Mar 2nd, 2011
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Women who have smoked are at greater risk of developing breast cancer in later life – even if they gave up the habit decades earlier. According to a study, women are 16 per cent more likely to suffer from the disease after the menopause – when most cases are diagnosed – if they smoke. The […]...
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Jan 21st, 2011
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Women who have survived childhood cancer could benefit if they breastfeed their own children, according to research. Cancer survivors are often at increased risk of conditions such as obesity and weak bones. Scientists from St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis concluded that breastfe...
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Dec 22nd, 2010
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TORONTO – A comparison of cancer survival rates in six developed countries puts Canada in the top three alongside Australia and Sweden, and ahead of Norway, Denmark and the U.K. The study, initiated in the United Kingdom and published online Tuesday in The Lancet, examined survival rates for br...