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breast cancer

Cancer & lymphoma
October 11, 2020

8 Things you need to know about breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Month and there’s pink wherever you look! While there are lifestyle changes that can lower your chances of getting breast cancer, the real message is simple: early detection is often the difference between life and death, and awareness is everything.
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Women's Health
October 10, 2020

Breast cancer myths and truths

Breast cancer is serious. So it’s no surprise that there’s a lot of fear around the breast cancer issue. Nearly everyone’s received at least one scary email warning about supposed risks, which includes using antiperspirant deodorant and wearing under-wired bras, but how much of this is really true?
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Women's Health
October 7, 2020

The best way to prepare for your breast exam

In South Africa, one in 29 women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. The good news is that the earlier it’s detected, the greater your chances of survival. This is why regular breast exams are essential for your health and peace of mind.
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Cancer & lymphoma
October 7, 2020

Guys, did you know you can also get breast cancer?

Breast cancer in men accounts for only 1% of all breast cancers, and it’s 100 times more common in women. While the stats are obviously favourable towards men, they’re by no means off the hook.
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
October 6, 2020

Why are my breasts sore?

Breast pain and tenderness are very common symptoms. But breast pain is frightening for women - they immediately think of something serious, like cancer. Luckily, more often than not, the pain is caused by hormonal changes and is not cause for alarm.
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Cancer & lymphoma
September 28, 2020

Checking your breasts? Here’s how to do it!

Statistics show that women over the age of 50 are more likely to develop breast cancer, but that doesn’t mean younger women aren’t at risk. It’s recommended that women check their breasts every month. Here's how.
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Skin
September 10, 2020

Can beauty products cause cancer?

There’s a booming beauty industry out there producing thousands of different and new products that promise to make sure you look as young as possible. But can your face cream be filled with cancer-causing chemicals? Here are a few dark secrets about beauty products.
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Women's Health
April 8, 2019

Uneven breasts? Here’s what you need to know

You’re looking at your chest in the mirror, hoping no-one will notice that your breasts aren’t identical. Maybe you should wear a different top or bra to hide their shape? You decide a loose cardigan would be best to hide them.
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Cancer & lymphoma
July 12, 2017

Common cancers, and how to prevent them

The word “cancer” can strike immediate fear into anyone’s heart. This disease, responsible for millions of deaths is frightening and deserves its big bad reputation. A new report by the Macmillan Cancer Support Organization in the UK reveals that it’s now more common for a person to be diagnosed with cancer than to get married, have a first child or earn a university degree. Sounds dire, but the purpose of the study by the charity Life with Cancer, was to demystify and diminish the fear around cancer. Lynda Thomas, chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, said: "Being told you have…
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Cancer & lymphoma
September 22, 2014

Breast cancer: Are you covered?

While most women are aware that it is a potential risk, many do not know that breast cancer is the most common cancer amongst women. In fact, research has shown that as many as one in every 33 women will be diagnosed with the disease. (more…)
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