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CANSA World Melanoma Day Webinar 2024

RECORDING AVAILABLE: ‘You can’t outrun the sun’, says Dr Donny Fick, general practitioner. Join guest speaker Dr Donny on our webinar to find out about the damaging effects of UV rays and what you can do to lower the skin cancer risk…

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Published: 16 May 2024 | Last Updated: 3 June 2024
Categories: CANSA Highlights, CANSA Webinars, SunSmart

Podcast: Discuss Colorectal Cancer on the CANSA Couch

Join us for an insightful discussion on colorectal cancer with CANSA’s National Manager of Health Programmes, Lorraine Govender. In this episode, Lorraine dives into the importance of having access to healthy food and drink choices in lowering one’s risk for colorectal cancer.

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Published: 17 April 2024 | Last Updated: 17 May 2024
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA Seal of Recognition - Edible Consumer Goods Category, Men's Health, On the CANSA Couch Podcasts, Women's Health

Wêreldgesondheidsdag beklemtoon Menseregte as sleutelrol in die verlaging van kankerrisiko

KANSA fokus in April op die bewusmaking van kolorektale kanker, en die hoof boodskappe sluit aan by Wêreldgesondheidsdag wat op 7 April plaasvind. Gesondheid is almal se fundamentele reg. Daar is drie hoof konsepte in die Universele Verklaring van Menseregte wat ’n belangrike rol speel om die kankerrisiko te verlaag: gesondheid en welstand, kos en opvoeding.

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Published: 2 April 2024 | Last Updated: 5 April 2024
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, Media Releases & News, Types of cancer

World Health Day Emphasises Human Rights’ Crucial Role in Cancer Risk Reduction

Colorectal cancer awareness is being campaigned by CANSA during April, and its key messages align with the theme of World Health Day which takes place on 7 April this year. Health is everyone’s fundamental right. There are three key concepts in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that play a vital role in reducing the risk of cancer: health and wellbeing, food, and education.

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Published: 2 April 2024 | Last Updated: 22 April 2024
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA Highlights, Media Releases & News, Types of cancer

Podcast: Cancer Patients and Hair Loss – On the CANSA Couch

Hair loss is a common side-effect of chemotherapy treatment. In this heartfelt CANSA Podcast episode, we explore the emotional journey of individuals facing hair loss and the impactful support provided by CANSA.

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Published: 6 March 2024 | Last Updated: 14 May 2024
Categories: CANSA Seal of Recognition - Non-Edible Consumer Goods Category, CANSA Seal of Recognition - Patient Care, CANSA's Holistic Cancer Care & Support, Cope with Cancer, On the CANSA Couch Podcasts, Women's Health

My Cancer is Not Me – Mrs SA Princess and Mrs Globe Hopeful Noeline Rajbally Shares her Story

Shortly before the 2023 Dallmayr Mrs South Africa Grand Finale and crowning event held in November last year, contestant Noeline Rajbally received shocking news: the lump in her breast was a tumour. “I don’t intend to let cancer define me, but I want to use my experience to raise awareness and help women not only on their health journey, but in their lives in general.”

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Published: 28 February 2024 | Last Updated: 26 March 2024
Categories: Stories of Hope

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

Podcast: Being Sunsmart – On the CANSA Couch

Join us on the CANSA Couch, we’re talking about being SunSmart. Guests are Prof Michael Herbst, Clinical Specialist, Patient Advocate, and cancer survivor from CANSA joined by Emthunzini Hats Brand Manager, Roxy Barlow.

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Published: 27 November 2023 | Last Updated: 6 March 2024
Categories: CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, On the CANSA Couch Podcasts, SunSmart

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

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