Cervical Cancer: The cancer killing Nigerian women
Every two minutes globally, a woman dies of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that affects the lowest part of the uterus. In 2017, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that cervical cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among Nigerian women.
Germans develop breast cancer blood test
Breast cancer kills more women globally than any other cancer. In what's being hailed a medical breakthrough, doctors in Germany say they've developed a new test that can accurately detect cancer in the blood.
Cancer poses a financial burden on Chinese families
Cancer rates are on the rise in China. It has become an epidemic that China's healthcare system was ill-prepared for, saddling many families with a heavy financial burden.
26m Nigerians live with hepatitis, disease that causes liver cancer, says Nigerian govt
26m Nigerians live with hepatitis, disease that causes liver cancer, says Nigerian govt.
Mobile phones and cancer
A malignant brain tumour in mobile phone users has doubled in the last two decades. The Journal of Public Health and Environment links the rise of brain cancer (gliomas) to mobile phone use.
Oldest known cancer cases found in Egyptian mummies
The world's oldest known cases of breast cancer and multiple myeloma have been discovered in the remains of mummies in the pharaonic necropolis of Qubbet el-Hawa in the Egyptian city of Aswan.
Stolen youth: Living with cancer as a teenager
Every year, more than 150,000 children around the world are diagnosed with cancer. Nineteen-year-old Katharina Pohlenz is one of those struggling with the disease. For seven years now, the fight to recover has dominated her life.
New Zealand great Colin Meads dies after battle against cancer
Man voted greatest All Black of 20th century dies aged 81 after fight against cancer.