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Cancer Webinar Series – Let us talk about two “odd ball” cancers: Non-Hodgkins lymphoma and Testicular cancer (23 April 2024)

The third instalment of this webinar series addressing “odd ball” cancers: Non-Hodgkins lymphoma and Testicular cancer.

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Podcast: Discuss Colorectal Cancer on the CANSA Couch

Join us for an insightful discussion on colorectal cancer with CANSA’s National Manager of Health Programmes, Lorraine Govender. In this episode, Lorraine dives into the importance of having access to healthy food and drink choices in lowering one’s risk for colorectal cancer.

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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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Shavathon 2024 – Online Fundraising Corporate Challenge (until 31 May 2024)

There’s still time to participate in our ‘Be Colourfully Kind’ Shavathon campaign. Our Online Fundraising Corporate Challenge runs until the 31st of May 2024 and involves workplaces hosting Shavathon events also creating an online fundraising page on GivenGain to raise additional funds for CANSA…

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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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Podcast: Cancer Patients and Hair Loss – On the CANSA Couch

Hair loss is a common side-effect of chemotherapy treatment. In this heartfelt CANSA Podcast episode, we explore the emotional journey of individuals facing hair loss and the impactful support provided by CANSA.

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Prevention and Early Detection may Stop HPV Infection Developing into Cancer

Each year, CANSA in association with the International Papilloma Virus Society, features International HPV Awareness Day on 4 March to educate about HPV-related cancer. HPV or the human papillomavirus is a common sexually transmitted infection and is linked to several types of cancer. Almost all sexually active people will be infected with HPV at some point in their lives, usually without symptoms according to the World Health Organisation…

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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 our latest (24 January 2024) publication in ecancermedical science titled: Harnessing the law to advance equitable cancer care in South Africa: exploring the feasibility, desirability and added value of a dedicated national cancer act.

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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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