The Southern African Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (SAJGO) is the official journal of the South African Society of Gynaecologic Oncology (SASGO) and the South African Society of Clinical and Radiation Oncology (SASCRO).

The Journal aims to be the prime journal on women’s cancer for local healthcare workers and gynaecologists, focusing on all aspects of cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment. The SAJGO is also a specialist journal catering for sub-specialist gynaecologic oncologists, for other specialists with a specific interest in breast and gynaecologic cancer, including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, geneticists, specialised nurses and research scientists.

The Journal supports the vision of SASGO, namely to promote excellence in gynaecologic cancer care and will also aim to promote excellence in breast cancer care. The Journal also supports the mission of the society and will assist SASGO with all aspects of communication, training, advocacy and by supporting and stimulating local research.

Herpes simplex viruses simplified

The Herpes simplex viruses can be categorised into two types, namely the herpes type 1 (HSV-1) more commonly known as oral herpes (fever blisters or cold sores) and herpes type 2 (HSV-2), known as genital herpes.

NRF Vitamin C for Eye Care

An interesting study by The American Optometric Association notes that vitamin C benefits include slowing the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) which is the number one cause of blindness as we get older and will help to preserve sharp vision. Scientific evidence suggests vitamin C lowers the risk of developing cataracts of which risk factors are smoking, diabetes and steroid use which can deplete the eye’s lens of vitamin C.

Duro-Tuss, New Packaging, Same Trusted Combination

Coughing is an important reflex that removes mucus and other secretions out of the body to help clear the airways, enabling easier breathing and faster healing

A dose of volunteering is just what the doctor ordered

When paediatric dentist Dr Weakley embarked on a health drive with the Tshemba Foundation and the Colgate mobile unit to screen and treat members of the community, she never expected how much more she’d gain from the experience than what she originally thought: “It makes you humble to see how little these wonderful people are able to live with. Our lives are so complicated and hectic – this makes you realise that life is more than just work and the rat race.”

Can supplements help with fertility?

Infertility, which is defined as not being able to fall pregnant after trying for a year, affects between 15 and 20% of the South African population, which translates to approximately one in every six couples.

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