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CANSA takes World Cancer Day to South Africans on the airwaves

Tsego Modisane (Kaya FM traffic reporter); Millicent Mulelu (cancer survivor); Bob Mabena (Kaya FM talk show host) and Sue Janse van Rensburg (CANSA CEO and cancer survivor of more than 27 years)

CANSA CEO, Sue Janse van Rensburg and Millicent Mulelu, both cancer survivors, were interviewed on Kaya FM. Listen to a podcast below from an interview on Radio 702, Saturday 5th February, with Dr. Michael Herbst, Executive Manager of Advocacy CANSA and Magdalene Seguin, Clinical Consultant CANSA regarding the different types of cancer, prevention and treatment options available. They also discussed World Cancer Day initiatives.

The 4th February 2011 marked World Cancer Day and CANSA showed its commitment to the fight against cancer by declaring that “Together we are stronger” and encouraging all South Africans to sign the “Word Cancer Declaration” (WCD).



CANSA celebrates World Cancer Day 2011 by signing declaration for a cancer-free world

Millicent, Lyndon Johnstone (Kaya FM Station Manager) and Sue

The WCD is an international appeal for public support, which runs til the end of June 2011 and will be used to bring the growing cancer crisis to the attention of government leaders and health policy makers world-wide, in order to significantly reduce the global cancer burden by 2020. Approximately 90% of cancers are caused by environmental and lifestyle related factors and cancer kills more people world-wide than AIDS, Malaria and TB combined.
CANSA launched the campaign for signatures in South Africa, with the signing of the WCD by Sue Janse van Rensburg, CANSA CEO, on World Cancer Day. Add your signature to the World Cancer Declaration and make a difference for the sake of future generations…

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