February 7, 2024 Word for Word Media

Dr Daniel Surridge explains the process of how colorectal cancer is screened and diagnosed.

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Since colorectal cancer has very few symptoms, it can be very hard to diagnose without specialised tests. You may not know that you have it until it’s too late. For this reason, it’s a good idea to screen for this cancer from the age of 45. Screening is performed in patients who don’t have symptoms but are at risk for this cancer. Screening for colorectal cancer There are…

February 7, 2024 Word for Word Media

Dr Shauli Minkowitz navigates the diagnostic landscape of prostate cancer in 10 easy steps.

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Prostate cancer, a prevalent health concern among all aging men especially black South Africans, demands early detection for effective management. The diagnostic journey often involves a multi-faceted approach, tailored to individual risk factors and symptoms. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test Blood levels of PSA, a protein produced by the prostate, can be measured at any lab to assess for potential abnormalities. Elevated PSA levels indicate a prostate problem but…