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World Cancer Day Free CANSA Screening (Springbok NC) 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 with breast light, sponsored by Avon, to screen for breast cancer…

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Published: 2 February 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Northern Cape, CANSA Springbok Virtual Care Centre, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

CANSA withdraws Smart Choice Seal from two sunscreens

CANSA announces that it is withdrawing its Smart Choice Seal from the Kool-a-Chem range of sunscreens currently carrying the CANSA trademark, as of November 2023. This is due to non-compliance and contravention of the license agreement, following random laboratory tests carried out by CANSA.

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Published: 13 November 2023 | Last Updated: 14 November 2023
Categories: CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, Media Releases & News, SunSmart

Impact of Breast Cancer on Mental Health

Breast cancer affects many South African women being the most common among women in the country. Prioritising mental well-being can make the breast cancer journey more manageable. CANSA understands this and offers counselling services and support groups to support cancer survivors and caregivers emotionally.

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Published: 28 September 2023 | Last Updated: 31 October 2023
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Women's Health

Die Impak van Borskanker op Geestesgesondheid

Borskanker affekteer baie Suid-Afrikaanse vroue en is die mees algemene kanker onder vroue in die land. Deur jou geesteswelstand te prioritiseer, kan die borskankerervaring meer hanteerbaar maak. KANSA verstaan dit, en bied beradingsdienste en ondersteuningsgroepe om kankeroorwinnaars en versorgers emosioneel te ondersteun.

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Published: 27 September 2023 | Last Updated: 29 September 2023
Categories: Cope with Cancer, Media Releases & News, Women's Health

Preserving Hope: Fertility Discussions for Female Cancer Patients

CANSA highlights the impact of a cancer diagnosis on women, regarding fertility. Discussions about preserving fertility should happen before cancer surgery or treatments begin. Many women reported limited information received from healthcare providers about the impact of cancer treatment on their future fertility.

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Published: 7 August 2023 | Last Updated: 31 August 2023
Categories: Beyond Diagnosis & Treatment, I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Women's Health

Bewaar Hoop: Gesprekke met Vroue Kankerpasiënte oor Vrugbaarheid

KANSA vestig die kollig op die impak van ’n kankerdiagnose op vroue, met betrekking tot vrugbaarheid. Kanker en die behandeling daarvan kan soms ’n vrou se vermoë om kinders te hê affekteer. Dit is beter dat gesprekke oor vrugbaarheidsbewaring plaasvind voordat kankeroperasies of -behandeling begin.

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Published: 31 July 2023 | Last Updated: 1 August 2023
Categories: I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Women's Health

CANSA World Lung Cancer Day Webinar

RECORDING and notes available: World Lung Cancer Day Webinar. Risk factors, a patient’s perspective, research regarding eCigarettes and how tobacco use impacts on youth were discussed…

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Published: 26 July 2023 | Last Updated: 31 August 2023
Categories: CANSA Webinars, Men's Health, No-Tobacco Campaign, Women's Health

CANSA at Parliamentary Portfolio Committee in support of Tobacco bill

As part of Parliament engagement, our #CANSAAdvocacy team members, Lorraine and Minenhle formed part of civil society in support of the Tobacco and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill that was presented by National Department of Health to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health on 31 May 2023.  We showed our support through our presence at the […]

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Published: 20 July 2023 | Last Updated: 20 July 2023
Categories: No-Tobacco Campaign

Clearing the Air: CANSA Supports Smoke-Free Legislation

CANSA fully supports the Ministry of Health’s proposed Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill that may require all enclosed and some outdoor public areas to be 100% smoke-free. Currently, the Bill is in parliament and OPEN for public comments until 4 SEPTEMBER 2023. Show your support by helping to get the new proposed South African Tobacco Bill (2018) passed – submit online…

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Published: 20 July 2023 | Last Updated: 13 September 2023
Categories: Advocacy, Media Releases & News, No-Tobacco Campaign

CANSA Men Supporting Men Cancer Support Group – 22 February 2023

22 February 2023 – Topic:  Palliative Care and My Cancer Journey – the speaker is Dr Thilo Govender…

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Published: 20 February 2023 | Last Updated: 22 February 2023
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Men's Health

CANSA Men Supporting Men Cancer Support group – 7 December 2022

Whytie de Witt will be sharing about his cancer journey…

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Published: 2 December 2022 | Last Updated: 9 December 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Men's Health

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 October 2022 | Last Updated: 10 October 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 August 2022 | Last Updated: 29 August 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 August 2022 | Last Updated: 19 August 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 July 2022 | Last Updated: 28 July 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 July 2022 | Last Updated: 11 July 2022
Categories: Advocacy

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 June 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 June 2022 | Last Updated: 1 September 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 June 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 April 2022 | Last Updated: 1 September 2022
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

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