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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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Published: 26 March 2024 | Last Updated: 26 March 2024
Categories: CANSA Highlights, Fundraising Events & Projects

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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Published: 29 February 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Highlights, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

Your Chance to Be Colourfully Kind

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)’s Shavathon is in its 22nd year and what better way to celebrate than for the fund-raising and awareness campaign to focus on kindness. Be Colourfully Kind is the theme for this year’s Shavathon run by CANSA. It kicks off with all-day events on Saturday 24 February at selected shopping malls only throughout South Africa and continues with individual events held from 26 February to 29 March by workplaces, schools and organisations…

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Published: 29 February 2024 | Last Updated: 20 March 2024
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

Resources to Help a Child Cope with the Loss of a Parent / Loved One to Cancer

CANSA TLC’s ‘Feeling Sad’ book is a sensitively written story that explains a young boy’s challenge after his mother dies from cancer, helping to normalise his fears and find ways to handle his grief. The book was written by Sally Anne Carter and illustrated by Alison Guy. Download Book: Feeling Sad

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Published: 27 February 2024 | Last Updated: 27 February 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme

Video: World Cancer Day Interview with CANSA on Expresso

Sr Dorothy du Plooy from CANSA is interviewed on Expresso regarding what CANSA is doing to close the cancer care gap in South Africa…

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Published: 23 February 2024 | Last Updated: 7 March 2024
Categories: Advocacy, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Video: CANSA World Cancer Day Interview on Die Groot Ontbyt Show

What CANSA is doing to Close the Cancer Care Gap CANSA, along with the UICC, emphasises the need to implement an effective national cancer strategy based on an evidence-based assessment of the countrywide cancer burden, addressing financial hardship and barriers faced by under-served populations. Further, to incorporate comprehensive cancer services into national health benefit packages to achieve universal health coverage. Sr Olivia Curlewis shares important information on Die Groot Ontbyt show…

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Published: 23 February 2024 | Last Updated: 7 March 2024
Categories: Advocacy, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

KANSA Stel ’n Addisionele Ondersteuningsdiens Bekend vir Kinders met Kanker

English Media Release 7 Februarie 2024 – “Ouers en voogde van kinders met kanker moet ’n lang en moeilike paadjie loop, van diagnose tot herstel,” sê  Anina Meiring, die Nasionale Bestuurder: Kankerdienste vir kinders, by KANSA. #CANSATLC #ChildhoodCancer #CANSACares “Behalwe dat hulle emosionele steunpilare vir hul kinders moet wees, moet hulle ook die behandelingsplan verstaan […]

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Published: 16 February 2024 | Last Updated: 19 February 2024
Categories: Media Releases & News

Please Complete 2024 Global Patient Survey for Lymphoma / CLL Patients and Caregivers

Calling on all Lymphoma / CLL patients and their caregivers to complete the Lymphoma Coalition’s 2024 Global Patient Survey on Lymphomas and CLL. Your input will result in better care globally for people living with Lymphoma / CLL. Thanks in advance for your support!

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Published: 16 February 2024 | Last Updated: 29 February 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, Advocacy, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Types of cancer

CANSA Introduces Additional Support Service for Children with Cancer 

As a parent of a child with cancer, CANSA understands that this can be an extremely challenging and overwhelming time. When a child receives a diagnosis of cancer, parents must understand the treatment plan and its potential impact on the child’s daily life and the family. This understanding can help them cope and start planning for the future.  CANSA knows only too well how children’s cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and has launched an additional support resource to its Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) programme. The online programme, which costs a nominal R270, focuses on brain profiling for the parent and four to nine-year-old cancer-diagnosed children.  The insights gained from the brain profiling will help to enhance parents and guardians’ connection with their children and support their well-being throughout their cancer journey.  

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Published: 14 February 2024 | Last Updated: 29 February 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme, Caregiving and Cancer, Media Releases & News

World Cancer Day Free CANSA Screening (Caledon WC) 29 Feb 2024

Free cancer screening available: Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA Blood Test), sponsored by Hollard DareDevil Run to screen for prostate cancer and Clinical Breast Examinations, sponsored by Avon, to screen for breast cancer…

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Published: 13 February 2024
Categories: CANSA Cape Metro Care Centre, CANSA Paarl Care Centre, CANSA Western Cape, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Low Occupancy leads CANSA to close Care Home in Richards Bay

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) announces that the Richards Bay Care Home, will be closing at the end of June 2024. Private oncologists will continue to assist their patients with accommodation as they have been doing, while state patients who are referred to Durban for treatment, will be accommodated at our CANSA Mkhuhla […]

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Published: 13 February 2024 | Last Updated: 13 February 2024
Categories: CANSA Richards Bay Satellite Care Centre, Media Releases & News

Cancer Webinar Series – A Fresh View of Cancer (27 Feb 2024)

The webinar series will launch on 27 February 2024 from 09 00 to 11 30. Topics covered during the series will include: what is cancer; cancer myths; metastatic nature of cancer; bypass of apoptotic process; risk factors; staging of cancer; relationship between staging and treatment…

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Published: 12 February 2024 | Last Updated: 19 March 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, About Cancer, Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

Video: Share the WCD Petition on Social Media to Help Close the Cancer Care Gap in SA

2024 – 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’. Together with UICC, CANSA calls for all to sign the a global call to action, informing our Ministry of Health of the need to […]

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Published: 31 January 2024
Categories: CANSA Videos

World Cancer Day Event (Relay For Life Rawsonville WC) 3 to 4 Feb 2024

Celebrate World Cancer Day by participating in a CANSA Relay For Life (RFL) event…

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Published: 30 January 2024
Categories: CANSA Paarl Care Centre, CANSA Western Cape, Fundraising Events & Projects, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

World Cancer Day Free CANSA Screening (Gqeberha EC) 9 Feb 2024

Free cancer screening available: Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA Blood Test), sponsored by Hollard DareDevil Run to screen for prostate cancer and Clinical Breast Examinations, sponsored by Avon, to screen for breast cancer…

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Published: 30 January 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Gqeberha (PE) Care Centre, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

World Cancer Day Walks & Events

CANSA encourages participation in the World Cancer Day 5k Challenge / other WCD Events..

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Published: 30 January 2024 | Last Updated: 12 February 2024
Categories: Fundraising Events & Projects, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

World Cancer Day CANSA Free Screening

CANSA is providing free cancer screening to mark World Cancer Day in certain areas…

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Published: 30 January 2024 | Last Updated: 21 February 2024
Categories: Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Video: Sign the World Cancer Day Petition to Close the Cancer Care Gap in SA

2024 – 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’. Together with UICC, CANSA calls for all to sign the a global call to action, informing our Ministry of Health of the need to […]

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Published: 30 January 2024 | Last Updated: 30 January 2024
Categories: CANSA Videos

Radio Interview: World Cancer Day with Xylon Van Eyck Cancer Survivor

World Cancer Day – Xylon van Eyck, cancer Survivor, explains why it is important to close the cancer care gap in SA and support the petition to government in this regard…

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Published: 30 January 2024 | Last Updated: 7 March 2024
Categories: Advocacy, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

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