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CANSA Vacancy – Senior Receptionist (Nelspruit)

CANSA is looking to recruit a suitable candidate in the position of Senior Receptionist (Nelspruit) and invites competent and qualified persons to apply for the following position. Purpose of the Job: To provide effective switchboard, reception and administrative support in the office. Generic Details: Download pdf with job requirements & contact info here… Deadline: Apply via email […]

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Published: 1 Jul 2022
Categories: Work for CANSA

Look After Your Own

Corporate Wellness Week takes place, 4 to 8 July 2022 and CANSA urges employers to look after their own, by inviting CANSA to the workplace to offer cancer screening and education around recognising the symptoms of cancer and lowering personal cancer risk. Screening also helps identify risk for non-communicable diseases such as heart disease and diabetes…

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Published: 29 Jun 2022 | Last Updated: 29 Jun 2022
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Free State, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA Highlights, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, CANSA Limpopo, CANSA Mpumalanga, CANSA North West, CANSA Northern Cape, CANSA Western Cape, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

CANSA Men Supporting Men Cancer Support group – 25 June 2022

Join the CANSA Men Supporting Men Cancer Support group on 25 June 2022 from 9 00 to 10 00…

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Published: 24 Jun 2022 | Last Updated: 27 Jun 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Men's Health

Webinar Series – U.S. Chamber and CANSA on Strengthening Health Systems for Cancer Care

On International Cancer Survivors’ Day 2022, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) announced a series of webinars bringing together public and private sector participants (industry representatives, think tanks, academicians, researchers). The first webinar in the series will take place on 14 July 2022…

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Published: 23 Jun 2022 | Last Updated: 24 Jun 2022
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Highlights, CANSA Webinars

CANSA Funded Research Projects for Master of Public Health Students

We are seeking to fund two Master of Public Health students to conduct research on two topics that will form part of their Master’s dissertation. These are both qualitative research projects. The closing date for submission is 31 July 2022.

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Published: 22 Jun 2022 | Last Updated: 24 Jun 2022
Categories: CANSA Highlights, CANSA Research, Notice Board, Research Projects

Col’Cacchio supports the fight against cancer

CANSA is an organisation close to Fatima Sydow’s heart. That’s why R5 from every Col’Cacchio’s denning pizza sold will be donated to CANSA in support of the fight against cancer in South Africa.

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Published: 4 Jun 2022 | Last Updated: 6 Jun 2022
Categories: Our Cause Related Marketing Partners

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – Research Evidence-based Booklets

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has developed a series of high-quality evidence-based (short-format) booklets: Breast Cancer Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa – The need to tackle advanced stage at diagnosis and improve access to high-quality treatment Improving Early Detection and Clinical Management of Bladder Cancer – A promising urine test (uTERTpm) The Nutri-Score: […]

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Published: 3 Jun 2022 | Last Updated: 3 Jun 2022
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board, Research Findings

Melanoma Patient Webinar

Recording available – ‘Let’s get under the skin of melanoma – mutation matters’. Exploring testing, early diagnosis and treatment…

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Published: 2 Jun 2022 | Last Updated: 14 Jun 2022
Categories: CANSA Webinars, Men's Health, SunSmart, Women's Health

CANSA Pain Manager App for better Quality of Life

As part of International Cancer Survivors’ Day, CANSA launches a free CANSA Pain Manager app, in association with the Centre of Community Technology at Nelson Mandela University (CCT), sponsored by Pfizer. It’s in the format of a diary or calendar allowing the patient / caregiver to input relevant information such as logging pain experienced daily and allows input reminders of medication schedule / dosage and appointments.

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Published: 1 Jun 2022 | Last Updated: 5 Jun 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, Beyond Diagnosis & Treatment, CANSA Highlights, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

KANSA sê Kies Rookvrye Lewenswyses

English media release 30 Mei 2022 – Die Kankervereniging van Suid-Afrika (KANSA) ondersteun die tema ‘Tabak – ‘n Bedreiging vir ons Omgewing’ vir Wêreld Geen-Tabak Dag (31 Mei 2022). In samewerking met die Nasionale Raad Teen Rook (the National Council Against Smoking), die Hart en Beroerte-Stigting van Suid-Afrika en die Suid-Afrikaanse Mediese Navorsingsraad, help KANSA […]

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Published: 30 May 2022 | Last Updated: 30 May 2022
Categories: Media Releases & News, No-Tobacco Campaign

CANSA says Choose Smoke-free Lives

CANSA aligns itself to the theme, ‘Tobacco – Threat to our Environment’ for World No Tobacco Day (31 May 2022). Together with the National Council Against Smoking (NCAS), Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa and the South African Medical Research Council, it continues  campaigning for the new Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill to be passed by Parliament, to make it easier for South Africans to choose smoke-free lives and put an end to the threat tobacco-use poses to the environment…

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Published: 28 May 2022 | Last Updated: 30 May 2022
Categories: CANSA Highlights, Media Releases & News, No-Tobacco Campaign

Cancer Webinar with Bounti – Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Recording available: #CANSASmartChoice partner bounti (a Discovery Vitality partner) and Lisa Raleigh hosted webinar focused living a cancer preventative lifestyle, coping during the cancer journey and supporting those in remission…

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Published: 25 May 2022 | Last Updated: 7 Jun 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, Beyond Diagnosis & Treatment, CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer

Dress Up Your Tekkies to Save Lives with CANSA

One of the ways you can help the CANSA to continue to effectively educate communities about cancer, lowering personal risk and accessing affordable cancer screening, is to ‘pay’ your Tekkie Tax. CANSA invites all to brighten up their shoes or Tekkies on Friday, 27 May 2022 and support this easy and enjoyable fundraiser…

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Published: 24 May 2022 | Last Updated: 29 May 2022
Categories: CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Free State, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, CANSA Limpopo, CANSA Mpumalanga, CANSA North West, CANSA Northern Cape, CANSA Western Cape, Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News

CANSA Men Supporting Men Cancer Support group – 28 May 2022

Join the CANSA Men Supporting Men Cancer Support group on 28 May 2022 | 09:00-10:00

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Published: 23 May 2022 | Last Updated: 24 Jun 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA Webinars, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Men's Health

Melanoma

There are two main categories of skin cancer, namely, melanoma (malignant melanoma) and non-melanoma. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the incidence of both non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers has been increasing over the past decades, and WHO estimates that a 10 % decrease in ozone levels will result in an additional 300 000 […]

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Published: 19 May 2022 | Last Updated: 20 May 2022
Categories: SunSmart, Types of cancer

E-cigarette Study Funded by CANSA

CANSA funded a qualitative research study on electronic cigarettes in collaboration with the UCT Knowledge Co-op which facilitated the project. The study focussed on the knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes towards e-cigarettes among university students. Dissertation – 2019 (PDF) Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are deemed to be safer than tobacco cigarettes because they do not contain a […]

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Published: 19 May 2022 | Last Updated: 19 May 2022
Categories: CANSA Research, No-Tobacco Campaign

Research Study – The Sleep Health in Breast Cancer: Evaluating the Impact on Psychological Wellbeing and Medication Adherence

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde Sleep Research Unit in Glasgow (UK) are running a study to investigate the potential difficulties of taking hormone therapy medication, and better understand physical and emotional wellbeing amongst people diagnosed with breast cancer. Eligible breast cancer patients are invited to participate in the research study. The survey closes on 30 June 2022.

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Published: 18 May 2022 | Last Updated: 18 May 2022
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board, Take Part in Cancer-related Research, Women's Health

Katherine Burger Shares Melanoma Diagnosis

Says Katherine, “Melanomas can look like any lump or bump, so that’s it’s so important to know our bodies and watch for changes. You should do a skin self-examination every few weeks. Most importantly, this is why EVERYONE should have an annual skin check by a dermatologist.”

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Published: 18 May 2022 | Last Updated: 7 Jun 2022
Categories: Stories of Hope, SunSmart

Versier Jou Tekkies om Saam Met KANSA Lewens te Red

English Media Release Een van die maniere waarop jy die KANSA kan help om voortdurend gemeenskappe aangaande kanker in te lig en om toegang tot bekostigbare kankersiftingstoetse te bewerkstellig, is om jou Tekkie Tax te ‘betaal’. KANSA doen ‘n beroep op almal om hul Tekkies op te helder op Vrydag 27 Mei 2022 om hierdie genotvolle […]

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Published: 17 May 2022 | Last Updated: 17 May 2022
Categories: Media Releases & News

CANSA Celebrates Our Nurses on International Nurses’ Day 2022

The 12th of May 2022 is International Nurses’ Day! CANSA thanks all our nurses for their dedicated and passionate work and would like to recognise the valuable and important role they play in our organisation, and the positive impact they make on cancer patients, caregivers and loved ones…

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Published: 12 May 2022 | Last Updated: 19 May 2022
Categories: Work for CANSA

Palliative Care for Cancer Patients – What We Should Know

Any patient can request palliative care! It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided alongside potentially curative treatment…

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Published: 2 May 2022 | Last Updated: 14 Jun 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, Advocacy, Beyond Diagnosis & Treatment, CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

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