Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in men (following prostate cancer) and the third most common cancer in women (following breast and cervical cancer). An estimated 6 927 new cases of colorectal cancer were diagnosed in South Africa in 2018 which was about 6.5% of all cancers (1). More men (7.3% of all cancers) than women (5.7% of all cancers) were diagnosed with colorectal cancer in this same year.
CANSA launched its Colorectal Cancer Awareness Campaign in partnership with Medtronic, the global leader in medical technology, as both organisations are passionate about early diagnosis and better treatment outcomes for patients. Unique to the campaign is a large ‘Colin the Colon Tunnel’, an inflatable 2x3m tunnel, which the public can walk through and be educated about colorectal cancer. ‘Colin’ moves around at specific CANSA events and can be booked by interested schools or workplaces and can also be activated at specific lifestyle events. The campaign includes a booklet and an animated video with information giving advice on lowering the risk of colorectal cancer and promoting screening. Read media release…
Live Smart – Reduce Your Cancer Risk
- Radio Ads: CANSA Public Service Announcement
- Online CANSA Lifestyle Risk Assessment Tool
- Infographic – Choose to Move: English | Afrikaans
- Video – The Importance of Exercise
- Infographic – Think Before You Eat & Drink: English | Afrikaans
- Infographic – Eat & Shop Smart: English | Afrikaans
- Infographic – Nutrition Tips – Be An Informed Shopper: English
- Infographic – How Sugar Promotes Obesity: English
- Fact Sheet Balanced Lifestyle
- Fact Sheet How to Reduce Risk of Cancer
- Infographic Colorectal Cancer: English | Afrikaans
- SlideShow Colorectal Cancer: English | Afrikaans
- Fact Sheet Colorectal Cancer
- Make smart choices by purchasing products with the CANSA Seal of Recognition
Has Cancer Touched Your Life?
Cancer affects one in four South Africans, through diagnosis of family, friends, colleagues or self.
We want you to know that you are not alone and that we would like to support you and your loved ones, regardless of how cancer has touched your life.
Find info & online resources to help you fight cancer and please read more about CANSA’s Holistic Care & Support which is offered at our CANSA Care Centres countrywide.