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Launch – Men Supporting Men Support Group for Cancer Patients

Male cancer patients finally have the opportunity to meet each other and share in a safe space. Male cancer patients are invited to join the first support group meeting via Zoom on Saturday, 27 November 2021 at 9:00 to 10:30….

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CANSA Celebrating 90 Years – Together We Give

CANSA, founded in 1931, has reached an extraordinary milepost, celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. CANSA has remained relevant, highly adaptable, and resilient, through refining its focus and service offerings to better meet the needs of those affected by cancer and educate the public on how to lower cancer risk…

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Virtual Celebration Invite: Conversations with CANSA – Celebrating 90 Years

On Giving Tuesday, 30 November 2021 from 12:00 to 13:15, CANSA invites the public to join a virtual celebration of CANSA’s 90th birthday ‘Conversations with CANSA – Celebrating 90 Years’, on CANSA’s Facebook page or YouTube. This will also be an opportunity for the public to make an online donation in support of the efforts CANSA makes to help those affected by cancer. #TogetherWeGive #GivingTuesday #CANSA90th

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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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Radio Spots – CANSA Cervical Cancer Awareness and Screening

Radio spots available in English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu and SeSotho courtesy of Siemens Healthineers. South African women have a 1 in 40 lifetime risk of cervical cancer (NCR 2017). Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer related deaths, and the second most common diagnosed cancer (excluding basal cell carcinoma) among SA women. CANSA encourages women aged 18 to 69 to contact their CANSA Care Centre to make an appointment for a Pap smear, or visit their local clinic or health professional. Early detection saves lives…

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The Silk Lady Headwrap Series to Benefit CANSA

R10 per product of the silk headwrap series (silk headwrap, turban, sleep cap) and R7 per silk pillowcase sold, will be donated to CANSA…

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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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“Guys, have You Checked Your Goolies?”

He was about to turn 30, and since his early teen years, his mother had been reminding him and his brother to “check their goolies” at least once a month for any lumps. Being a nurse and working with the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), Olivia Curlewis knew that testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men aged between 15 – 39, and that it affects males of all races. The survival rate of stage 1 testicular cancer can be as high as 100%, making early detection and prompt action vital.

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Men and Breast Cancer

Male breast cancer is rare, accounting for 1% of all breast cancers. It is a hundred times more common in women than in men…

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CANSA a Beneficiary of World Cancer Walk – 9 January 2022

CANSA is honoured to be part of the World Cancer Walk 2022. Please join us by walking with us on the 9 January 2022 or making an online donation…

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Fighting Cancer Together with Motsepe Foundation

In late October 2021, CANSA was thrilled to be presented with a generous donation, of R1 million from the Motsepe Foundation, at the African Fashion International opening function held in Gauteng…

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Milestone Celebration an Opportunity to Bless CANSA TLC Onco-kids

We would like to encourage others to continue with this initiative by turning their own celebrations into an opportunity to bless our oncology kids outreaches in other CANSA TLC Units…

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Research Study – Skin Cancer (Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma)

Novotech invites eligible skin cancer patients to participate in a research study. Patients must have a histologically confirmed diagnosis (by biopsy) of unresectable or metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma that does not respond to local therapy. The closing date for recruitment is 16 December 2021.

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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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