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EC has highest incidence of blood cancers

Article written by: Heilie Combrinck, Health24. The Eastern Cape has the highest incidence of blood cancers in South Africa. Local researchers have confirmed that they are concerned about pollution and especially water pollution allegedly being the instigator of this disease. South Africa has a dire shortage of haematologists to fight this disease. Thus the much… Read More EC has highest incidence of blood cancers

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URGENT Need For Bone-Marrow Donors in SA!

There is a serious need for more bone marrow stem cell transplant donors in SA, says The Sunflower Fund. The organisation aims to give all South Africans diagnosed with leukaemia and other life-threatening blood disorders the chance of life, irrespective of their race and financial situation. Statistics The biggest need is among black South Africans,… Read More URGENT Need For Bone-Marrow Donors in SA!

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Symptoms of CML and other Leukaemias

Common symptoms of chronic myeloid leukaemia About 1 in 4 people with CML have no symptoms at all when they are diagnosed. Their CML is picked up on a routine blood test. And many of the symptoms we list below are more likely to be caused by other illnesses. When symptoms occur they are usually… Read More Symptoms of CML and other Leukaemias

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New Leukaemia Treatment Producing Dramatic Results- By Health24

A new experimental therapy that trains leukaemia patients’ cells to kill out-of-control blood cells is showing great promise. Ninety percent of people facing death because conventional treatments had failed to destroy their leukaemia have responded to an experimental therapy that trains their cells to kill out-of-control blood cells, doctors in Philadelphia report. Astonished at results… Read More New Leukaemia Treatment Producing Dramatic Results- By Health24