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Warning on Cancer Deaths Explosion

Two reports have warned of an explosion in cancer deaths among women, with a toll, mainly from breast cancer, of some 5.5 million per year by 2030 -- roughly the population of Denmark.

This represented a near 60-percent increase in less than two decades, said an analysis conducted by the American Cancer Society (ACS), released Tuesday at the World Cancer Congress in Paris.

As the global population grows and ages, the highest toll will be among women in poor and middle-income countries, it said, and much of it from cancers which are largely preventable.

Men and Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is usually associated with women, so when Thami Mabuza discovered a lump in his left breast, he thought it was a boil.

"I thought the boil would heal but months went by and it did not. I even forgot about the lump," Mabuza, 29, said.

"I was doing body building. So, one day, I realised that I had a pain on my left side. It was a lump. I have never met or heard of a man with breast cancer so I never thought it could be it," said Mabuza, a father of three from Cosmo City, Johannesburg.

African Cancer Institute and CANSA Plan to Tackle Cancer

The African Cancer Institute (ACI) at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), Stellenbosch University (SU), has formed a partnership with the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) to focus on cancer research regarding public health, primary care, nursing, and rehabilitation sciences to build capacity for basic and advanced cancer care.

Cancer Deaths on the Rise in Zimbabwe

CANCER cases and deaths continue to rise in Zimbabwe with the latest report released by the Zimbabwe Cancer Registry (ZCR) showing that 7,018 cases were recorded in 2014.

Of the recorded cases, 2,474 lives were lost to the chronic diseases including 126 children.

Cervical cancer remained the lead cancer followed by prostate, breast cancer, Kaposi sarcoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, non-melanoma skin cancer, oesophagus and colo-rectal in that order.

Cancer Radiation Therapy lacks in Poorer Countries

A new study found that up to half of patients in countries like Ghana and the Philippines who need radiation for cancer cannot access this treatment.
Many cancer patients in low- and middle-income nations who would benefit from radiation treatment don't receive it, a new study finds.

"In Ghana and the Philippines, for example, about eight in 10 cancer patients who need radiation therapy will not receive needed treatment," said study co-author Dr Elena Fidarova, a researcher at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria.

​Number of People With Cancer on the Increase

The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation has noted that currently there are more than 32 million cancer survivors worldwide and there are nearly 14.5 million people living with cancer in the United States.

The increase in the number of people diagnosed with cancer leads to an increased number of people living with many kinds of consequences.

Head at the Cancer Association of South Africa, Magdalene Seguin, says around 16 million people are expected to be diagnosed with cancer over the next 14 years.

CHOC: Gauteng South Regional Manager

The Childhood Cancer (CHOC) Foundation South Africa is a nonprofit organisation that provides support for children suffering from cancer and life-threatening blood disorders as well as their families.

CHOC seeks to appoint a Gauteng South Regional Manager, based in Johannesburg.

The overall purpose of the post is to raise awareness of childhood cancer, promote and market CHOC and its programmes, and to manage the region. This region covers Johannesburg and Soweto.

Responsibilities:

CHOC: Northern Region Manager

The Childhood Cancer (CHOC) Foundation South Africa is a nonprofit organisation that provides support for children suffering from cancer and life-threatening blood disorders as well as their families.

CHOC seeks to appoint a Northern Region Manager, based in based in Pretoria (The Northern Region extends from Pretoria to Mpumalanga and the Limpopo provinces).

The overall purpose of the post is to raise awareness of childhood cancer, promote and market CHOC and its programmes, and to manage the region.

Responsibilities:

Fundraising and donor relationships:

CANSA: Regional Manager - Upington

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is a nonprofit organisation set up to fight cancer and offer support to cancer sufferers.

CANSA seeks to appoint a Regional Manager, based in Upington Kalahari SBU, Northern Cape.

The person will lead the fight against cancer in South Africa. S/he will manage and provide leadership in order to mobilise, develop and sustain the region to ensure delivery on CANSA’s purpose and mission. 

Responsibilities:  

Human resources management

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