December 19, 2016

Cancer burden in South Africa

Lung cancer, cervical cancer, and esophageal cancer are the three deadliest cancers in South Africa, accounting for more than 1,900 deaths last year only. Cancer caused over 8.7 million deaths globally in 2015.

April 20, 2016

Lung Cancer Risk From Silica Reviewed

For centuries, too much silica exposure such as when workers cut, grind, crush, or drill silica-containing materials (e.g. concrete, masonry, tile, and rock) has been known to cause lung disease (silicosis). Evidence linking silica to lung cancer is more recent.


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