COVID-19 Alert: CANSA will continue supporting patients virtually via our online support platforms, Toll Free Call Centre 0800 22 66 22 and our WhatsApp lines which are 072 197 9305 English and Afrikaans / 071 867 3530 Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho and Siswati. A list of staff on call during the nationwide lockdown will also be posted on the CANSA website.
Furthermore, CANSA may be contacted via our social media platforms:
- Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CancerAssociationOfSouthAfrica)
- Twitter @CANSA https://twitter.com/cansa) and
- Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/cancerassociationofsouthafrica/)
It’s a great comfort to be part of a caring community, especially when you are fighting for your own or a loved one’s life. A cancer diagnosis can be daunting, and treatment hard to bear. There are many times when the pressures of dealing with cancer can become a heavy emotional and mental burden. Cancer can affect us beyond just the physical effects of a tumour.
You need not fight cancer alone – contact us for individual counselling.
Whether you are newly diagnosed with cancer, a person who has had cancer before, or the Caregiver or family member of someone with cancer, you might experience some form of emotional stress as part of the natural human response.
Individual counselling is a very effective way to unload some of this stress in a safe and supportive environment, where our experienced counsellors can help you enormously in dealing with your feelings, hopes and fears.
Counselling is available for those with cancer, as well as their loved ones, and Caregivers at our CANSA Care Centres.