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24 Oct
According to the World Health Organization, access to healthcare in Chad is still at an embryonic stage. The country has limited data on cancer and no department dedicated to its care, meaning those who are diagnosed are often referred to hospitals abroad. But Jean-Bosco Ndihokubwayo, the WHO's representative to Chad, is optimistic about the country's political will to fight cancer, as authorities plans to build a national treatment centre.
14 Sep
This nine-year-old Nigerian boy has been declared cancer-free after readers of two UK newspapers raised £216,000 for his treatment. Nathaniel Nabena had gone to the UK from his hometown in Bayelsa, Nigeria, in September 2020 to get a prosthetic eye after his left eye was removed due to cancer.
26 Jul 2021
Liver cancer is strikingly prevalent in West Africa. Specialists point to high rates of hepatitis as a likely cause, but the region is not well equipped to deal with the epidemic.
15 Jun 2021
Cable News Network (CNN) reporter, Christiane Amanpour has announced that she has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Amanpour on Monday said the past four weeks, during which she has not appeared on CNN’s international outlets, has been “a roller coaster” for her before announcing her diagnosis.
13 Mar 2021
Ivory Coast Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko has died of cancer in Germany. He had a long media and political career in the West African nation.
25 Feb 2021
"They basically said, 'Do you want to go to space?'" says 29-year-old Hayley Arceneaux, recounting the moment she was offered a seat on the first all-civilian mission into Earth's orbit. The healthcare worker who survived bone cancer as a child is set to become the youngest American to go to space when she blasts off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as part of the Inspiration4 mission. Memphis-based St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where Arceneaux was treated for cancer and now works, got a seat from billionaire Jared Isaacman, who paid for the mission. "I really hope to inspire patients going through cancer treatment and other survivors that anything is possible," Arceneaux says.
4 Feb 2020
Mrs. Kehinde Gbelee, Mrs. Ebunola Anozie, and Ms. Della Ogunleye are the three most unlikely women to sit in the same room. Each of them has been touched by cancer. World Cancer Day is an international day marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.
31 Dec 2019
A patient has died after she was set alight during surgery for cancer, succumbing to burns on 40 percent of her body. Surgeons had used an electric scalpel and flammable disinfectant in close proximity.
24 Nov 2019
On the path to a cancer cure: Targeted therapies and app devices help pave the way
17 Nov 2019
Springboks tackle taboos over testicular cancer
31 Oct 2019
Lawsuits against Bayer are on the rise over claims that the company's weedkiller causes cancer. The legal cases have taken a toll on Bayer's share price and reputation.
20 Oct 2019
Rihanna has released a limited edition lingerie range to raise money for breast cancer research.

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