Some time we need to stop and smell the roses as they say. When the news is positive for a change, and we see a government spending our tax payer money for the good of the people.
The good news is – 37 million rand will be shared out to 3 universities in South Africa for research towards fighting cancer. The money will be used to set up research units at the University of Cape Town (UCT) where they will focus on gynaecological cancers, including those of the cervix, uterus and ovaries. The University of Witwatersrand (WITS) would concentrate on cancers of the breast, colon and pancreas, and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZA) on cancers of the oesophagus, gall bladder and liver. This all being done with the intention to ensure accurate cancer surveillance, better and quicker diagnosis and access to treatment.
The disease which affects one in eight South Africans, is becoming the country’s top 10 health burdens
For more everyday information on cancer in South Africa see CANSA. Their purpose is to lead the fight against cancer in South Africa. Its mission is to be the preferred non-profit organisation that enables research, educates the public and provides support to all people affected by cancer.
The most common cancers among different groups of South Africans are:
Women: Breast, cervical and cancer of unknown primary.
Children: Leukaemia, bone and kidney.
African men: Prostate, Kaposi sarcoma and cancer of unknown primary.
African women: Cervical, breast and Kaposi sarcoma.
Coloured men: Prostate, lung, cancer of unknown primary.
Coloured women: Breast, cervical, lung.
White men: Prostate, colorectal, malignant melanoma.
White women: Breast, colorectal, malignant melanoma.
Asian men: Prostate, colorectal and lung.
Asian women: Breast, colorectal and cancer of unknown primary.
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