December 1, 2023 Word for Word Media

With cervical cancer being one of the most common cancers diagnosed in women in SA, even though it’s the easiest female cancer to prevent with the HPV vaccine and regular Pap smears, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) shares the most frequently asked questions.

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What causes cervical cancer? Almost all cervical cancers are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), a common virus that can be passed from one person to another during sex. There are many types of HPV; some types…

March 31, 2023 Word for Word Media

Genetic counsellor, Monica Araujo, helps us understand the hereditary risk and factors for developing ovarian cancer.

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What is ovarian cancer? The ovaries are a pair of female organs that produce hormones and eggs for sexual reproduction. In ovarian cancer, certain cells in the ovary become abnormal and multiply uncontrollably to form a tumour. Unlike normal cells, cancer cells make new cells that aren’t needed by the body and don’t die when they should. Cancer cells can also grow into other tissues. Over…