Even when cancer has been successfully treated, patients still harbor fears the disease will return. Psychological support can help them learn to deal with that fear, and promote their recovery in the process.
The future isn't far off, according to US researchers: doctors will soon be able to detect cancer and locate tumor cells just by examining one blood sample. But is this new screening method as good as it sounds?
"I can, we can defeat cancer" is this year's theme on World Cancer Day. In many African countries there is still a lack of awareness and treatment methods, but the number of people affected is on the rise.
Ever since the mobile phone entered our lives in the new millenium, anxieties about its ill effects have abounded. But what do we actually know about the health risks of mobile phones?
Patients in Serbia, Bosnia or Macedonia who need medical treatment are forced to join long waiting lists, or pay up. DW looks at the parallel world of private clinics that exist alongside the broken state health systems.
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