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“I Started to Live My Life on Purpose” – An Interview with Naniki Seboni

CANSA Ambassador and melanoma survivor, Naniki Seboni joined Karger’s The Waiting Room Podcast, to speak about about her experiences of being diagnosed with stage 3 malignant melanoma at the age of 25…

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Published: 9 May 2024 | Last Updated: 17 May 2024
Categories: CANSA Highlights, Environment, Men's Health, Reduce Cancer Risk, Screening & Cancer Control, Stories of Hope, SunSmart, Women's Health

Cancer Webinar Series – A graveyard view: Tobacco and lung cancer (28 May 2024)

The fourth instalment of this webinar series addressing “A graveyard view: Tobacco and lung cancer”

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Published: 8 May 2024 | Last Updated: 21 May 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, About Cancer, Advocacy, CANSA Highlights, CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

World Cancer Day 2024 – Impact Report

We are thrilled to share the Union for International Cancer Control’s (UICC) impact report for World Cancer Day 2024, marking the third year of their ‘Close The Care Gap’ campaign. This campaign has been instrumental in advocating for greater equity in access to cancer care and treatment globally.

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Published: 7 May 2024 | Last Updated: 14 May 2024
Categories: World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

CANSA Vacancy – Social Worker (Worcester)

The Cancer Association of South Africa has a vacancy for the following position: Social Worker Position Details: Permanent position based in Worcester, set up to work remotely from home Psychosocial support to Cancer patients and family Individual & Group Counselling Create Awareness of Cancer in Communities Support, train and equip CANSA Volunteers Generic Details: Download […]

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Published: 3 May 2024 | Last Updated: 3 May 2024
Categories: Work for CANSA

CANSA Vacancy – Care Home Assistant (George)

The Cancer Association of South Africa has a vacancy for the following position: Care Home Assistant Position Details: Permanent position based at CANSA Irma Bruschi Care Home in George Provide and coordinate individualised care and resources to cancer patients within the Care Home Duties also include administration, cooking, providing meals, cleaning, basic wound care, stoma […]

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Published: 26 April 2024 | Last Updated: 26 April 2024
Categories: Work for CANSA

Interview with Roulene Bonthuys, Mrs South Africa CANSA Ambassador

Meet Roulene Bonthuys, Mrs South Africa CANSA Ambassador and cervical cancer Survivor…

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Published: 25 April 2024 | Last Updated: 14 May 2024
Categories: CANSA Highlights, Stories of Hope

CANSA Vacancy – Registered Nurse (Nelspruit)

The Cancer Association of South Africa has a vacancy for the following position: Registered Nurse (Nelspruit) Position Details: Permanent half-day position based in Nelspruit Area Clinical support to patients Screenings at Community Clinics and CANSA office/Mobile Clinic Health Promotion Campaigns Home Based Care Programme Marketing and Networking Support stakeholders and professional volunteers to improve services […]

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Published: 22 April 2024 | Last Updated: 22 April 2024
Categories: Work for CANSA

Cancer Webinar Series – Let us talk about two “odd ball” cancers: Non-Hodgkins lymphoma and Testicular cancer (23 April 2024)

The third instalment of this webinar series addressing “odd ball” cancers: Non-Hodgkins lymphoma and Testicular cancer.

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Published: 21 April 2024 | Last Updated: 24 April 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, About Cancer, Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

CANSA Volunteer Vacancy – Male Volunteer Patient Navigators

CANSA is looking to recruit 5 x Male Volunteer Patient Navigators that will navigate and provide support to prostate cancer patients during their treatment journey at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital and post treatment. Patient navigators will provide 3 types of navigation: Physical navigation: Accompany, direct and/or guide prostate cancer patients to relevant testing and […]

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Published: 4 April 2024 | Last Updated: 4 April 2024
Categories: Become a Volunteer, Work for CANSA

360Five Everyday Summer Fedora to Benefit CANSA & Promote Cancer Awareness

Fig Distribution will donate R15 from the sale of every 360Five Summer Fedora Hat sold, starting 1 April 2024.

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Published: 26 March 2024 | Last Updated: 4 April 2024
Categories: Fundraising Events & Projects, Our Cause Related Marketing Partners

Life ID Wristband to Benefit CANSA

Life ID are donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of their Life ID Wristbands to CANSA. These wristbands allow for wearers to be easily identified in the event of an emergency, allowing for better first response by emergency medical services.

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Published: 26 March 2024 | Last Updated: 3 April 2024
Categories: Fundraising Events & Projects, Our Cause Related Marketing Partners

CANSA Service Spotlight – Gerda Strauss

In the dynamic world of social work, Gerda Strauss embodies the essence of compassion and resilience. As the Head of Service Delivery at CANSA, her journey as a qualified Social Worker has been marked by a profound understanding of human behaviour and the significance of relationships in navigating life’s challenges.

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Published: 18 March 2024 | Last Updated: 3 April 2024
Categories: Work for CANSA

South African Society Of Ostomates (SASS) Webinar – 27 March 2024

CANSA is proud to be part of the next South African Society Of Ostomates (SASS) virtual support group webinar taking place on the 27th of March 2024. 

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Published: 18 March 2024 | Last Updated: 7 May 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, CANSA's Holistic Cancer Care & Support, Cope with Cancer, Counselling & Support Groups, Men's Health, Support Groups, Women's Health

Cancer Webinar Series – Diagnosed With Cancer? What Are The Treatment Modalities (20 March 2024)

The second instalment of this webinar series addressing treatment modalities for cancer patients.

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Published: 18 March 2024 | Last Updated: 26 March 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, About Cancer, Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

South African Youth Peaceful Protest

On the 12th of March 2024 the South African Tobacco Free Youth Forum (SATFYF) led a peaceful youth protest outside parliament in Cape Town voicing the South African Youth concerns and grievances about the delay of the public hearings process on the Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill (2022). The youth members were representatives of different organisations such as South African Tobacco Free Youth Forum (SATFYF), Cancer Association of South African (CANSA), National Council Against Smoking (NCAS), and Youth In Power, Africa Rise (YIPAR).

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Published: 14 March 2024 | Last Updated: 10 April 2024
Categories: Advocacy, No-Tobacco Campaign

Outrage As KZN Tobacco Bill Public Hearings Still Not Finalised

South Africa’s leading public health and community organisations, united as Protect our Next, are expressing outrage over the lack of confirmation of public hearings for the Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill in KwaZulu-Natal, one of the last two remaining provinces yet to have consultations.

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Published: 14 March 2024 | Last Updated: 14 March 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Highlights, No-Tobacco Campaign

Great.com Talks With Lucy Balona From CANSA

Karimkhon Bukhadurov from Great.com interviewed CANSA as part of their ‘Great.com Talks With…’ podcast. This series is an antidote to negative news stories that aims to shed light on organizations and experts whose work is making a positive impact on the world. 

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Published: 24 January 2024 | Last Updated: 29 February 2024
Categories: About CANSA

Melanoma Ranks in Top Five Cancers

In May, awareness is placed on Melanoma, currently ranking the fifth most prevalent cancer in men and sixth most prevalent among women in South Africa, according to the National Cancer Registry (2019). The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) reminds South Africans to protect themselves from overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays that are the main cause of skin cancer and to be aware that people of all skin tones (light to dark) can be diagnosed with skin cancer.

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Published: 1 December 2023 | Last Updated: 15 February 2024
Categories: CANSA's Seal of Recognition, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Screening & Cancer Control, SunSmart, Types of cancer, Women's Health

Prostate Cancer – Unmasking The Silent Threat Webinar

Join us on Tuesday 21 November 2023 for an informative webinar about prostate cancer, which has become one of the most common cancers among men in South Africa.

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Published: 16 November 2023 | Last Updated: 22 November 2023
Categories: CANSA Webinars, Men's Health

Dress Donation Brightens Lives of Women Affected by Cancer

In a remarkable display of true sisterhood, almost 1 000 ‘gently worn’ dresses have been donated by South African women to others who are struggling to cope with the hindering burden of cancer. 

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Published: 17 October 2023 | Last Updated: 31 October 2023
Categories: Our Corporate Social Investment Partners, Women's Health

Journal for Women with Cancer to Benefit CANSA

Wilderness to Wellness proudly announces its partnership with CANSA through the sales of its Journal aimed at women living with cancer as part of International Cancer Survivors’ month in June.

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Published: 23 June 2023 | Last Updated: 4 August 2023
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Women's Health

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