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 Health Portfolio

The Phelophepa Health Train brings health and hope to thousands of rural South Africans in need of access to health care facilities. This eighteen coach train, with its nineteen resident staff members,…

 Education Portfolio

When we ponder on the past lack of opportunities regarding education for some of our South African youths, it’s clear that we have so much to celebrate. There are many inspiring stories of overcoming obstacles,…

 Sports Portfolio

Long before the dawn of South Africa hosting the 2010 Soccer World Cup, Transnet recognised the abundance of football talent amongst its youth. The company initiated the Rural and Farm Schools Programme…

 Socio-Economic Infrastructure Development (SEID)

Retired freight containers get a new lease on life to deliver service to most outlying rural communities. Our Socio-Economic Infrastructure Development programme has refocused its efforts on safety and…

 Employee Volunteer Programme

There’s an African proverb that says: It takes a village to raise a child. At the Transnet Foundation, colleagues are now adding a second line to that piece of wisdom: ... but what does it take to raise…

 Grants and Donations

Community based and non-profit organizations play a crucial role in uplifting impoverished communities. Once-off funding is granted to deserving projects in the areas of health, education, sport, containerised…

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News


The programme has been running for three years now and the Education portfolio’s Transnet Foundation Youth Education Development Programme has so far directly changed forever the lives of 30 students currently under the programme. Targeted at students who demonstrate or…

read more | 07-11-14

The Socio-Economic Infrastructure Development (SEID) portfolio’s Khuma Transnet Community Center in Potchefstroom waltzed differently into the spring season this year. The center held a rail safety campaign from September 3rd to the 5th; albeit differently from the way the…

read more | 07-11-14

Transnet Foundation’s Youth Education Development Programme is the Education portfolio’s brainchild targeted at academically gifted students. The main aim of the programme is to promote a culture of academic excellence in South Africa by providing comprehensive educational…

read more | 07-11-14

Your Health Matters, with Sister Makhaye

What Is Testicular Cancer?

Many people may be asking themselves about what Testicular Cancer is and how it affects one’s life. This type of cancer is the most common malignancy in 15 to 45 years old males. The vast majority (95%) of testicular cancer develops from the germinal cells of the testes.

Description

The incidence of testicular cancer shows marked variation among different countries, races and socio-economic groups. The disease is most common in Scandinavia, and rare in Africa. Carcinoma in situ (CIS) is believed to be the precursor of cancer. Men with undescended testicles have a 5 –10 times increased risk of developing testicular cancer, compared to the general population. Five percent of patients who have had testicular cancer develop a second cancer on the other side.

Testicular cancer typically presents with a painless lump in the testes. Left untreated, the tumour cells can spread via the lymphatic pathways to the retroperitoneal glands around the aorta at the level of the kidneys. It can also later spread via the blood stream to the lungs, liver, bone and the brain (metastasis). Most patients have the disease confined to the testes or the regional lymph glands at presentation.

Cause

The…

read more | 07-11-14