Cancer incidence in South Africa ‘will double if left unchecked’

The prevalence of HIV and risk factors such as smoking, harmful alcohol use, unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyles contribute to the high cancer burden in South Africa

23 October 2022 - 00:00

When Zoe Strachan was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2017, at the age of 47, she was taken completely by surprise...

There’s never been a more important time to support independent media.

From World War 1 to present-day cosmopolitan South Africa and beyond, the Sunday Times has been a pillar in covering the stories that matter to you.

For just R80 you can become a premium member (digital access) and support a publication that has played an important political and social role in South Africa for over a century of Sundays. You can cancel anytime.

Already subscribed? Sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00.

Would you like to comment on this article?
Sign up (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.