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CANSA Men Supporting Men Cancer Support group – 8 October 2022

Virtual CANSA Men Supporting Men Cancer Support group – 8 October 2022 with Shaheed Mahomed.

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Published: 6 Oct 2022 | Last Updated: 10 Oct 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Men's Health

CANSA Men Supporting Men Cancer Support group – 27 August 2022

CANSA Men Supporting Men Cancer Support group – 27 August 2022. Our speaker will be Michael Meredith (neuroendocrine lung cancer Survivor, trained counsellor and end of life doula…

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Published: 25 Aug 2022 | Last Updated: 29 Aug 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Men's Health

An Amazing Race team building event for CANSA at Gold Reef City Theme Park

Join us for the first-ever exclusive Amazing Race for CANSA at Gold Reef City Theme Park on 22 August 2022.

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Published: 18 Aug 2022 | Last Updated: 19 Aug 2022
Categories: CANSA Pretoria Care Centre, Fundraising Events & Projects

Men Supporting Men Support Group with Xylon van Eyck – 23 July 2022

CANSA invites male cancer patients and survivors to join our next support group meeting via Zoom.  We are excited that our speaker will be Xylon van Eyck, cancer survivor and Ironman athlete, sharing his journey and how he overcomes challenges…

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Published: 21 Jul 2022 | Last Updated: 28 Jul 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA Webinars, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Men's Health

Podcast – State of cancer diagnosis and care with Zodwa Sithole CANSA Advocacy and GE Healthcare Vital Voices

A look into how the health system (particularly the public health system) Cancer continues to be one of the crucial issues in our South African healthcare system, and while a lot of policies are in place, there is still a lot to be improved.

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Published: 11 Jul 2022 | Last Updated: 11 Jul 2022
Categories: Advocacy

Col’Cacchio supports the fight against cancer

CANSA is an organisation close to Fatima Sydow’s heart. That’s why R5 from every Col’Cacchio’s denning pizza sold will be donated to CANSA in support of the fight against cancer in South Africa.

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Published: 4 Jun 2022 | Last Updated: 6 Jun 2022
Categories: Our Cause Related Marketing Partners

Video CANSA Pain Manager App for better Quality of Life

As part of International Cancer Survivors’ Day, CANSA launches a free CANSA Pain Manager app, in association with the Centre of Community Technology at Nelson Mandela University (CCT), sponsored by Pfizer. It’s in the format of a diary or calendar allowing the patient / caregiver to input relevant information such as logging pain experienced daily […]

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Published: 2 Jun 2022
Categories: CANSA Videos

CANSA Pain Manager App for better Quality of Life

As part of International Cancer Survivors’ Day, CANSA launches a free CANSA Pain Manager app, in association with the Centre of Community Technology at Nelson Mandela University (CCT), sponsored by Pfizer. It’s in the format of a diary or calendar allowing the patient / caregiver to input relevant information such as logging pain experienced daily and allows input reminders of medication schedule / dosage and appointments.

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Published: 1 Jun 2022 | Last Updated: 1 Sep 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, Beyond Diagnosis & Treatment, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

KANSA sê Kies Rookvrye Lewenswyses

English media release 30 Mei 2022 – Die Kankervereniging van Suid-Afrika (KANSA) ondersteun die tema ‘Tabak – ‘n Bedreiging vir ons Omgewing’ vir Wêreld Geen-Tabak Dag (31 Mei 2022). In samewerking met die Nasionale Raad Teen Rook (the National Council Against Smoking), die Hart en Beroerte-Stigting van Suid-Afrika en die Suid-Afrikaanse Mediese Navorsingsraad, help KANSA […]

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Published: 30 May 2022 | Last Updated: 30 May 2022
Categories: Media Releases & News, No-Tobacco Campaign

CANSA Men Supporting Men Cancer Support group – 28 May 2022

Join the CANSA Men Supporting Men Cancer Support group on 28 May 2022 | 09:00-10:00

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Published: 23 May 2022 | Last Updated: 24 Jun 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA Webinars, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Men's Health

Is Your Colon Healthy?

CANSA promotes living an active balanced lifestyle and promotes that certain lifestyle changes can lower the risk of cancer. It further advocates cutting out lifestyle factors that can put one at risk for cancer, especially colorectal cancer which is among the top three cancers among men and women in South Africa.

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Published: 21 Apr 2022 | Last Updated: 1 Sep 2022
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

Men Supporting Men Support Group for Cancer Patients – 19 March 2022

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 next support group meeting via Zoom: Saturday, 19 March 2022…

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Published: 17 Mar 2022 | Last Updated: 22 Mar 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA Webinars, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Men's Health

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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Published: 2 Nov 2021 | Last Updated: 4 Aug 2022
Categories: Men's Health, Types of cancer

Webinar Recording: Cancer Patients and COVID-19 Vaccination

CANSA and the SANCDA arranged a webinar session about cancer patients and the COVID vaccine. The panel of presenters included two oncology experts sharing current recommendations and information, Dr Zainab Mohamed, Head Clinical Unit, Radiation Oncology Groote Schuur Hospital / University of Cape Town and Dr Ria David,  a medical oncologist and specialist physician from Oncocare.

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Published: 7 Jul 2021 | Last Updated: 15 Oct 2021
Categories: Advocacy, Beyond Diagnosis & Treatment, CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer

Stories van Kankeroorwinnaars Inspireer Hoop

English Media Release 25 Mei 2021 – KANSA vier in 2021 90 jaar van diens en sien daarna uit om in Junie Internasionale Kankeroorwinnaarsdag met kankerpasiënte en geliefdes te vier. KANSA besef dat diegene wat deur kanker geaffekteer word baie moed weerspieël soos hulle diagnose, behandeling en newe-effekte ervaar, asook die voordeel wat die ondersteuning […]

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Published: 2 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 28 Nov 2021
Categories: I have Cancer, Stories of Hope

90 Years of Making Cancer Research Possible

CANSA is turning 90 this year and we’ve always had a heart for supporting cancer research and are one of the largest local funders of cancer research in South Africa. Our research programmes aim to target the challenges of cancer risk reduction, early detection and cancer survivorship in South Africa.

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Published: 30 Jan 2021 | Last Updated: 23 Nov 2021
Categories: About CANSA, CANSA 90th Anniversary, CANSA Research, Notice Board

Video: CANSA Volunteers help fight against cancer

Volunteers help us to care and make our communities a better place, and since its inception, our volunteers have been the backbone and the lifeblood of our organisation.

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Published: 3 Dec 2020 | Last Updated: 11 Mar 2021
Categories: Volunteers Inspire

People Living with HIV Can Lower their Cancer Risk

On World AIDS Day (1 December), CANSA highlights the increased risk of cancer in people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – (PLWH). Just over seven million South Africans are living with HIV, and it’s important to make them aware of their cancer risk and how to help lower their cancer risk. Dedicated antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence, adopting a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise and cutting out tobacco and alcohol are helping PLWH to live a healthy and full life.

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Published: 1 Dec 2020 | Last Updated: 1 Dec 2021
Categories: Reduce Cancer Risk

Xylon van Eyck – Facebook Live Session – ‘Reimagining and cancer’

CANSA was honoured to host ‘Reimagining and cancer’ featuring cancer survivor Xylon Van Eyck with Mentor and Life Coach Sean Daly on a Facebook Live session on Friday 26 June 2020. This was the latest in a series of lunchtime webinars hosted on CANSA’s Facebook Page, with the aim of featuring speakers who can offer information and advice to help cancer patients and those affected by cancer.

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Published: 25 Jun 2020 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: Beyond Diagnosis & Treatment, CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer

HPV Viral Before the Internet – 4 March International HPV Awareness Day

4 March is International HPV Awareness Day – #HPV #askaboutHPV #InternationalHPVAwarenessDay

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Published: 4 Mar 2020 | Last Updated: 7 Apr 2020
Categories: Women's Health

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