Cancer

breast cancer | Longevity LIVE

Women living in the 21st century are blessed with many modern medical options our female ancestors would be envious of, with birth control being one of the first that comes to mind. However, this blessing may increase the risk of breast cancer. Many women opt for hormonal birth control methods such

Breast cancer is largely considered to be a disease that only affects women – an assumption that is wholly inaccurate. While it is true that men experience it not nearly as often as women – due to the fact that men have less breast tissue, thereby lessening their risk –

chemotherapy | Longevity Live

Although a staggering 800 to 1000 South African children are diagnosed with cancer every year, the startling reality, according to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), is that it’s estimated that around half of  paediatric cancer cases are never diagnosed or diagnosed late in the disease, leading to mortality

HIV | Longevity LIVE

Global statistics show that approximately 37 million people worldwide are currently living with HIV (1). Unfortunately, there is no cure for the disease and the only way to manage it is with ARVs. However, a recent study shows promising news in regards to finding a cure for the disease. It’s

Colorectal Cancer

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Colorectal cancer – meaning of the colon or rectum – is the third most common kind of cancer. Although it is slightly more prevalent in men, it is by no means a men’s only disease! In fact 1 in every 24 women will be

Melanoma | Longevity LIVE

“Even the smallest, seemingly unrelated symptom could be a sign of cancer. You need to know your body and be persistent about having symptoms tested, so you can catch cancer early,” says 36-year-old real estate professional Claire Hodgson, who is currently being treated for metastatic melanoma and has had over

immunotherapy | Longevity LIVE

In 2018, there were over 9.6 million cancer deaths and this number is set to rise by 20% during the next 20 years (1). Thankfully, breakthroughs in medical science have offered healthcare practitioners new options in the treatment of cancer. Among the most promising new approaches is using immunotherapy to reactivate the

moringa | Longevity LIVE

When it comes to the growing list of superfoods, moringa always seems to be top of the pile. Native to northern India, Moringa oleifera has quickly become a favorite supplement among health enthusiasts. They often use it in the form of a powder, capsule, oil or tea. Unlike most plants,

cancer | Longevity LIVE

World Cancer Day, celebrated every year on the 4th of February, is an internationally marked day used to raise awareness as well as encourage the prevention and treatment of cancer. According to recent statistics, there were over 2 million new breast cancer cases in 2018. These statistics are quite frightening

vegan | Longevity LIVE

Cancer is one of the most debilitating illnesses in modern day history and various studies are currently being conducted to better understand the disease and its triggers. This studies have revealed how our diets can elevate our cancer risk. These studies have also revealed which foods contain cancer-fighting properties. One