Most Common Cancers Affecting Women

1 in 8 South African women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

Breast Cancer

1 in 28 SA women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

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Cervical Cancer

1 in 42 women will develop cervical cancer in their lifetime.

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Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer is the 4th most common cancer in South Africa.

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Lung Cancer

1 in 232 SA women will develop lung cancer in their lifetime.

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Skin Cancer

20 000 people per year in SA are diagnosed with skin cancer.

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Uterine Cancer

1 in 147 SA women will develop uterine cancer in their lifetime.

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Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the 5th leading cause of cancer related deaths in women between the ages of 35 and 74.

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Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer is the 5th most common cancer type worldwide and the 3rd most common cause of cancer deaths globally.

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Kaposi Sarcoma

1 in 555 South African women will develop Kaposi sarcoma in their lifetime. - National Cancer Registry (2014)

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Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is the twelfth most common cancer in the world.

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