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  • Testicular cancer: facts & fiction

    Oncology

    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

    Oncology

    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

    Expert Articles

    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

    Magazine

    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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  • Breast reconstruction: What you need to know

    Expert Articles

    Posted on 25 August 2015

    If you’ve had a breast removed, breast reconstruction surgery can restore symmetry to your chest and improve your self-esteem and quality of life. Specialist plastic surgeon Dr Nicolette Landman from Mediclinic Midstream answers a few questions.

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  • Saved by the test

    Home slider

    Posted on 18 August 2015

    When Nicole Jacobs* went for her annual Pap smear, she was taken by surprise. Fairly aggressive cancerous cells were found in her cervix, but since it was detected early she was able to receive prompt and successful treatment.

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  • Check yourself

    Home slider

    Posted on 18 June 2015

    ‘Cancer’ and ‘good news’ don’t usually live together in the same sentence. But they can, says media personality and testicular cancer survivor Mark Pilgrim… if you get yourself checked in time.

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  • Cancer sensei

    Expert Articles

    Posted on 10 June 2015

    When Conn Bertish, the executive creative director of an advertising agency, was diagnosed with a rare strain of brain cancer, he turned his creative thinking into a digital cancer initiative called Cancer Dojo.

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  • Beating cervical cancer

    Home slider

    Posted on 2 June 2015

    New strides in the detection, treatment and prevention of cervical cancer mean that it can be beaten. Here, a survivor tells her story and we look at the potential of the HPV vaccine.

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  • Dealing with treatment

    Cardiology

    Posted on 21 January 2015

    Mark Pilgrim talks about how to deal with treatment and how your loved ones can support you through this tough time.

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  • Save your skin this summer

    Dermatology

    Posted on 19 December 2014

    These valuable tips, websites and apps will help you enjoy South Africa’s beautiful sunny days responsibly.

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  • Symptoms not to ignore

    Expert Articles

    Posted on 22 October 2014

    While we can’t run to the doctor every time we have a headache or chest pain, here are 10 symptoms you shouldn’t ignore.

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  • Oncotype DX test

    Oncology

    Posted on 14 February 2014

    The Oncotype DX test is a painless procedure, which ‘rates’ the risk of cancer recurrence and may mean you won’t need chemo.

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  • The best medicine

    Healthy Living

    Posted on 5 February 2014

    Having a positive attitude helped Xylon van Eyck through a trying time. Here’s his story.

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  • Moles and melanoma

    Routine tests

    Posted on 6 August 2013

    Protect yourself against melanoma by understanding the risks.

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  • Your check-up – prostate exam

    Oncology

    Posted on 7 February 2013

    The prostate exam is a routine check-up – here’s what you need to know about it.

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  • Moles: what to look out for

    Expert Articles

    Posted on 29 October 2012

    ‘Mole mapping is a simple procedure and an invaluable aid,’ Dr Asmal explains. ‘It’s also an effective image-storage system so any change in lesions can be followed up.’

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  • Breast Cancer Awarenes Month : Mediclinic aboard the PinkDrive

    CSI

    Posted on 11 October 2012

    One in 29 South African women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime*… This figure is frightening. Yet with early detection and effective treatment, the prognosis is very good.

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  • Understanding prostate cancer

    Oncology

    Posted on 11 September 2012

    ‘Urology is a wonderful discipline of medical care. I get to see a wide spectrum of patients, from newborns to the very elderly,’ he says. ‘I find it rewarding to treat and often cure conditions of parts of the body that patients feel uncomfortable discussing.’

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