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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, 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.

Join a Support Group in Your Area:

Contact Gretchen Minnaar

Metastatic Breast Cancer WhatsApp Support Group

Contact Abeda Steenkamp

Men Supporting Men Zoom Support Group

Contact Gretchen Minnaar on post below for registration link…

  • Sharing my Journey and Tips to Cope (with Andreas Kleynhans prostate cancer Survivor) – 25 June 2022
  • Making every Shot Count (with Lincoln Chipembere testicular cancer Survivor) – 28 May 2022
  • Running on the Spot (Kenneth Romaano) – 19 March 2022
  • Launch of Men Supporting Men Support Group – 27 November 2021

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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CANSA Tele Counselling

 0800 22 6622 Toll Free
 072 197 9305 English and Afrikaans
 071 867 3530 Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho and Siswati

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