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Support Groups

Support Groups

CANSA recognises the importance of support groups for cancer Survivors, Caregivers and loved ones, and offers them the opportunity to join a caring community, when they join their local CANSA Support Group (details below), or one of CANSA’s online support groups.

Our active Support Groups connect cancer Survivors (patients / those in remission), their loved ones and Caregivers with others who have “been there”.

Here members will interact with others who have a real understanding of their life experience, and mutual sharing of coping strategies and valuable information may take place.

Bereavement support is also provided by CANSA.

CANSA Support Groups (Face-to-Face)

Contact your local CANSA Care Centre for more details.

CANSA and Netcare Support Groups

CANSA and Netcare have partnered to establish cancer support groups at nine of the private healthcare group’s hospitals. These support groups will be open to all persons impacted by cancer, from newly diagnosed individuals starting their cancer treatment journey to cancer Survivors, even those who have been in remission for years, as well as family members and caregivers.

CANSA Tele Counselling

CANSA Tele Counselling can be accessed via the CANSA Help Desk on 0800 22 66 22 toll free, to make an appointment with a CANSA counsellor. Or send an email to the Help Desk via – this is a confidential, professional, cancer-related telephonic counselling service to cancer patients, caregivers and their families and parents or guardians of children living with cancer. Counselling is available in seven languages (English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu, siSwati, Sesotho and Setswana) and is free of charge.


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