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CANSA is a leader in the fight against cancer in South Africa, since 1931, the purpose of the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), is to offer a unique, integrated service to the public and to all people affected by cancer. Read more…

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Monarch & Rose Pink Catalogue Combo Gifts in Support of CANSA’s Women’s Health Campaign

Monarch & Rose are giving a percentage from the sale of their PINK catalogue combo gifts to CANSA in support of the Women’s Health Campaign in October…

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Painting the Streets of Mzansi Purple

15 October 2021 – What started twelve years ago with one brave soul running through peak hour traffic in a speedo to raise awareness about cancer, has since become a nationwide phenomenon. Usually held as a mass participation event in Johannesburg, today saw the first ever COVID-edition national Hollard Daredevil Run 2021 take place around the country…

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Freya Hats Awarded CANSA Seal of Recognition

Freya Hats is a perfect fit to receive the CANSA Seal of Recognition (Protection Category). Local, handmade, and sustainable, the hats also comply with international safety standards regarding sun protection properties and are available for men, women, and children, receiving the endorsement from CANSA…

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The Bright Side Film – and Zoom Discussion for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the moving Irish film The Bright Side, about a stand-up comedian diagnosed with breast cancer, will be screened online and free at the European Film Festival from 14 to 24 October 2021. In partnership with CANSA, the festival will also host a free online discussion event on 19 October 2021…

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Miladys Silicone Breast Forms to Benefit CANSA

Milady’s natural-feel breast form cups help to restore your breast silhouette after mastectomy. R50 from each sale goes to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)….

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Live, Laugh and Love with CANSA SPAR Virtual Tea

As part of special celebrations for its 90th Anniversary, CANSA is hosting four CANSA SPAR Tea Cuppa For CANSA, events in Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Durban, and Paarl on 30 of October 2021 in a virtual format. The events aim to bring awareness to CANSA’s on-going fight against cancer as well as raise funds towards their care and support programmes for those affected by cancer…

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Percentage of LovisaLife Organic Deoderants to Benefit CANSA

LovisaLife will donate 5% of the proceeds from their organic deoderants to CANSA from the 1st October to 31st October 2021…

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DNA Gifts Online to Benefit CANSA

R1-00 from the sale of CANSA affiliated gifts will be donated to CANSA, during October 2021, in support of CANSA’s Women’s Health campaign. Products are beautifully packaged, and perfect for gifting loved ones, friends and colleagues, or for spoiling yourself…

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Pure Wellness Kit (iS Clinical Skincare Brand) to Benefit Cancer Patients and CANSA

Stern Laser (Pty) Ltd – distributor of iS Clinical skincare brand, will be be giving R500 per Pure Wellness Kit sold to CANSA from 1 October 2021 – 31 October 2021. The Pure Wellness Kit provides the opportunity for cancer patients / Survivors to make use of suitable skincare products during or after treatment…

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“Be with You” Pendants to Support Loved Ones Going Through Treatment

The “Be with You” pendants can be given to a loved one going through cancer treatment, by a husband or wife, or family to grandparents, or a friend to a friend or partner to partner, so that they know you are thinking of them. Due to COVID, loved ones often aren’t able to be with cancer patients when they need it most, and this pendant is a tangible reminder that you are there in heart and mind. A percentage from the sale of each pendant will be given to CANSA…

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Early Detection of Breast Cancer is Vital

CANSA highlights the important role that women can play in taking ownership of their personal health during breast cancer awareness month and that getting checked regularly and early, is vital. In celebration of CANSA’s 90th birthday, Novartis is giving back and offering a total of 360 free Clinical Breast Examinations from 27 September to 8 October at selected CANSA Care Centres in Kimberley, Cape Town, Richards Bay, Durban, Pretoria, Rustenburg, Bedfordview, Gqeberha (PE) and Bloemfontein – bookings at info@cansa.org.za…

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Pink Trees for Pauline Proud to be more of what the World Needs!

The 2021 Pink Trees for Pauline drive, #doekwithadifference (a colourful head wrap), in association with CANSA will again reach communities far and wide for the 3rd consecutive year…

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CANSA Highlights the Importance of Lung Cancer Awareness

World Lung Cancer Day is observed on 1 August to raise awareness about the causes and treatment of lung cancer, and to support those affected by the disease. Lung cancer accounted for over 2,2 million new cases and 1 796 144 deaths worldwide in 2020 (Globocan 2020) making it the most fatal cancer globally. It’s in the top five most frequent cancers in SA excluding non-melanoma skin cancer in 2020 (Globocan 2020). The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) has partnered with the University of KwaZulu-Natal in a bid to raise much needed awareness about lung cancer in several KZN communities.

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90 Years of Making Cancer Research Possible

CANSA is turning 90 this year and we’ve always had a heart for supporting cancer research and is one of the largest local funders of cancer research in South Africa. Our research programmes aim to target the challenges of cancer risk reduction, early detection and cancer survivorship in South Africa.

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Cancer-related Research Studies

We collaborate with partners to support awareness of, and access to, cancer-related research studies and make available regularly updated information on studies currently taking place in South Africa. Find out what studies and research are taking place, if you are eligible and how you can get involved. 

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