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Cancer Survivor’s Month

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Cancer Webinar Series – The man’s fear: Prostate cancer (25 June)

The fifth instalment of this webinar series addressing “The man’s fear: Prostate cancer” – Tuesday 25 June at 09:00 till 11:30

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Who Cares for Cancer Patients’ Caregivers?

International Cancer Survivors Day is celebrated during June, placing the spotlight not only on cancer survivors, but also their caregivers…

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Tobacco Companies Targeting Teens 

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) draws attention to World No Tobacco Day (31 May), driven by the theme ‘Protecting children from tobacco industry interference’. The focus is on promoting stronger regulations that shield youth from harmful tobacco products and deceptive advertising practices…

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Outrage As KZN Tobacco Bill Public Hearings Still Not Finalised

South Africa’s leading public health and community organisations, united as Protect our Next, are expressing outrage over the lack of confirmation of public hearings for the Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill in KwaZulu-Natal, one of the last two remaining provinces yet to have consultations.

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CANSA World Melanoma Day Webinar 2024

RECORDING AVAILABLE: ‘You can’t outrun the sun’, says Dr Donny Fick, general practitioner. Join guest speaker Dr Donny on our webinar to find out about the damaging effects of UV rays and what you can do to lower the skin cancer risk…

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South Africans at Higher Risk of Skin Cancer 

CANSA says that while May marks the end of summer for South Africans with winter fast approaching, it’s also Melanoma Awareness Month, reminding us to continue to be sunsmart throughout the year, no matter the weather conditions…  

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“I Started to Live My Life on Purpose” – An Interview with Naniki Seboni

CANSA Ambassador and melanoma survivor, Naniki Seboni joined Karger’s The Waiting Room Podcast, to speak about about her experiences of being diagnosed with stage 3 malignant melanoma at the age of 25…

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World Health Day Emphasises Human Rights’ Crucial Role in Cancer Risk Reduction

Colorectal cancer awareness is being campaigned by CANSA during April, and its key messages align with the theme of World Health Day which takes place on 7 April this year. Health is everyone’s fundamental right. There are three key concepts in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that play a vital role in reducing the risk of cancer: health and wellbeing, food, and education.

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B-well Launches Exciting Back-To-School Cookbook

One of the trickiest aspects of parenthood is ensuring that your little ones are getting all the nutrients they need – and that their meals are delicious enough that they’ll want to finish each bite! As we head back into the school year, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut with the same old meals and snacks – but B-well together with Munchie Monster and his colourful friends are here to lend a helping hand with the fantastical Taste Explorers cookbook…

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MSD Global Oncology Policy Grant

See the Desktop Review Summary Report, Policy Brief and Publication in ecancermedicalscience of the study titled Legal frameworks and policies: advancing innovative approaches to cancer care in South Africa.

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Patient-Led South African Cancer Registry – Living with Cancer

The data that the LWC Patient-Led Cancer Registry collates will be added to the current National Cancer registry to look at cancer incidents and to improve planning for cancer services in SA in the long run. CANSA invites all cancer patients to register on the portal…

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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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