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Don’t Let Cancer Get Under Your Skin

As part of its 2022 SunSmart health awareness campaign, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is hosting free FotoFinder and skin examinations, sponsored by Novartis, in: Roodepoort – 13 January, Vredendal – 17 January, Springbok – 21 and 22 January, Rustenburg – 27 January and Nelspruit – 27 January. Appointments can be booked through CANSA Care Centres or directly with CANSA Service Coordinators in the various regions.

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Published: 12 January 2022 | Last Updated: 12 January 2022
Categories: Media Releases & News, SunSmart

Cancer Survivor Cycles and Runs for CANSA

On 17 September, cancer survivor, Richard Lomax, sets out on his incredible journey of cycling from Johannesburg to Cape Town in support of Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)’s 90th anniversary.  He’s estimated to arrive in Cape Town, in early October, just in time to participate in the Cape Town Cycle Tour, as well as the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon the following weekend and ending with running the London Virtual Marathon, in a bid to raise awareness and funds.

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Published: 15 September 2021 | Last Updated: 15 September 2021
Categories: Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News

Universal Health Coverage Day December 2020

UHC Webinar December 2020 CANSA will be rebroadcasting the Palliative Care within the UHC Arena on 12 December 2020. Follow the links below to download the presentations: UHC and Palliative Care: Prof Liz Gwyther Universal Health Coverage in Children’s Palliative Care: Dr Michelle Meiring UHC and Palliative Care: Ms Maggie Munsamy Rapid response to intensification […]

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Published: 11 December 2020 | Last Updated: 11 December 2020
Categories: Advocacy

Be Proactive about Protecting Your Skin

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) urges individuals to be proactive about protecting their skin and being aware of changes to their skin. Skin cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, and as South Africa has one of the highest monitored ultraviolet (UV) levels in the world, it also has one of the highest incidences of skin cancer globally.

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Published: 7 December 2020 | Last Updated: 30 April 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News, SunSmart

Cookbook Can Help Reduce Your Cancer Risk

The Smart Choice Cookbook with CANSA and B-well is a collection of recipes that focuses on cancer risk reduction. All the recipes were developed in consultation with CANSA’s consulting dietitian Megan Pentz-Kluyts, who is renowned for her knowledge on the role of nutrition in helping to lower the risk of cancer.

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Published: 18 March 2019 | Last Updated: 14 April 2022
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, Dietary Tips

KANSA maak Mandela Dag voordelig vir Kankeroorwinnaars

KANSA se personeel en vrywilligers landwyd doen ‘n beroep op die publiek om donasies te skenk vir KANSA Versorgingpakkette wat op 1 Julie en gedurende die betrokke week afgelewer sal word aan alle kankerpasiënte in plaaslike hospitale, KANSA SorgTuistes en KANSA TLC-Tuistes. KANSA hoop om ‘n minimum van 100 Versorgingpakkette aan elke KANSA SorgSentrum te verskaf…

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Published: 9 July 2018 | Last Updated: 27 February 2019
Categories: CANSA's Holistic Cancer Care & Support

CANSA Cape Metro Hosts No Tobacco Workshop With Traditional Healers

CANSA Cape Metro hosted a workshop with the Traditional Healers Forum Members as part of World No Tobacco Day on the 30th May 2014. CANSA is part of The Tobacco Task Team of the Western Cape. Dorothy du Plooy, CANSA’s Executive Manager of the Southern Business Unit, presented the dangers of snuff and other smokeless […]

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Published: 14 July 2014 | Last Updated: 18 August 2014
Categories: CANSA Cape Metro Care Centre

Rachel Inspires After Double Mastectomy

Says Rachel, breast cancer Survivor and CANSA Volunteer, “I am inspired by John C. Maxwell: ‘Forget what hurt you, never forget what it taught you’.” Her message to newly diagnosed patients is that there’s always hope. “Do not give in, do not give up, you will make it… You are more than a conqueror!”

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Published: 11 October 2013 | Last Updated: 9 March 2021
Categories: Stories of Hope, Volunteers Inspire, Women's Health

What Will You Do For The Best Possible Survival

Madhuri Chavda is a wife and mother, a Hindu woman with a proud cultural tradition who comes from a family that still owns the same chain of shoe stores as it did when she was a little girl. Madhuri is as involved in her community as she is in maintaining a warm and spotless home, […]

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Published: 11 October 2013 | Last Updated: 9 March 2021
Categories: Stories of Hope, Women's Health

Teresa Wilson – Breast Cancer Survivor

As a healthy, Comrades-running mother and business woman, cancer was the last thing Teresa ever thought would happen to her. Her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer 13 years ago. She lost her step-mother to cancer in 2004 and her father in 2010. Cancer was an all too familiar concept to Teresa, yet she never […]

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Published: 11 October 2013 | Last Updated: 25 October 2022
Categories: Stories of Hope, Women's Health

Published: 25 February 2013 | Last Updated: 10 March 2021
Categories: About Cancer

CANSA East London Satellite Care Centre

How We Help You: The CANSA East London Satellite Care Centre works remotely to offer services within the community in a streamlined and modern way. Employees and volunteers are home-based. Contact us, we’d like to offer you & your loved ones care & support. Tel: 084 701 4822 (Dorothy – screening / care / support […]

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Published: 26 May 2012 | Last Updated: 6 April 2023
Categories: CANSA East London Satellite Care Centre

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