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CANSA Provides Training to Traditional Health Practitioners to help Close the Cancer Care Gap

CANSA’s Head of Advocacy, Zodwa Sithole is presenting training to Traditional Health Practitioners nationally from 26 January to 23 March 2022, to provide education around prevalent cancers, treatment, side effects, and the importance of early detection and quick referral for treatment. #CloseTheCareGap #WorldCancerDay #CANSACares

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CANSA Closing the Gap in Cancer Care

This World Cancer Day (4 February), CANSA and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) are calling on everyone to use their influence to help ‘close the gap in cancer care’. The new three-year campaign calls for action to address the issue of unfair access to cancer services. The campaign aims to promote greater equity in health care provision for all people affected by cancer, no matter who they are or where they live…

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CANSA Novartis Free FotoFinder & Skin Examinations in January 2022

CANSA will be hosting FREE FotoFinder & skin examinations in January 2022, at various venues. We are thankful to Novartis for sponsoring this screening…

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First Aid Kit Donations for CANSA TLC Onco-paediatric Patients to Use at Home

Any person who wishes to sponsor a first aid kit for a child in RSA diagnosed with cancer, is welcome to contact Vera van Dalen per e-mail: – food parcel donations and basic toiletries are also welcome. #CANSATLC #CANSACares

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Lung Cancer Awareness Video – CANSA MLCCP Partnership with University of KZN

CANSA is concerned about the low awareness of lung cancer. More than two-thirds of patients are diagnosed at a late stage, when the cancer has already spread to other parts of the body. If lung cancer is found at an earlier stage, when it’s small and before it has spread, it’s more likely to be successfully treated. This concern led to a partnership with the University of KwaZulu-Natal for a Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme (UKZN-MLCCP)…

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Standing Together to Eliminate Cervical Cancer

On 17 November 2021, CANSA and other cancer control partners worldwide, will mark the first anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s ‘Eliminate Cervical Cancer’ Campaign. Launched by the WHO to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem globally in 2020, countries and communities around the world mark this movement with a day of action and the launch of local campaigns.

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Men Tackling Prostate Cancer Together

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men globally and the number one cancer affecting all South African men (National Cancer Registry 2017), with 1 in 17 men being at risk for diagnosis in their lifetime. International and local research indicates that the risk for aggressive prostate cancer is higher in black African men. * It’s vital to note that prostate cancer tends to run in families. CANSA encourages men to get to know their family history of cancer and symptoms, not delaying age-appropriate prostate screening, as many men die unnecessarily from the disease due to late diagnosis.

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Video – Virtual Celebration: Conversations with CANSA – Celebrating 90 Years

Listen to conversations with Elize Joubert (CANSA CEO) and the rest of our CANSA team of staff and volunteers about the impact we have made in the past and share our vision for an even brighter future. #TogetherWeGive #GivingTuesday #CANSA90th

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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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