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CANSA North West

CANSA Social Worker Enhances Cancer Support in Rustenburg  

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is excited to announce that Ntebaleng Morudu, Social Worker, is now providing vital services to the Rustenburg area of the North West province. Recognising the need for greater awareness about cancer and the resources available to patients from CANSA, Ntebaleng is dedicated to improving the lives of those impacted by cancer in Rustenburg…

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Published: 9 July 2024
Categories: CANSA North West, CANSA Rustenburg Care Centre, Media Releases & News

CANSA Partnering with Provincial Departments of Health to Fight Cancer 

CANSA’s Advocacy team regularly lobbies and engages with the Departments of Health and aims to establish partnerships with key National and Provincial stakeholders. CANSA advocates for the training of Primary Health Professional Care Workers on the top five cancers for men and women prevalent in SA. This will help with the early detection of cancer in the Primary Health settings and early access to cancer treatment.  The focus is mainly with the Provincial Departments of Health, and our CANSA Service team implement the activities in the provinces. To date, four Provincial Departments of Health have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CANSA:  Northern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, and Mpumalanga.  Work continues to engage with the remaining provinces…  

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Published: 8 July 2024
Updated: 10 July 2024
Categories: About CANSA, Advocacy, CANSA Bedfordview Care Centre, CANSA Bloemfontein Care Centre, CANSA Cape Metro Care Centre, CANSA Durban Care Centre, CANSA East London Care Centre, CANSA George Care Centre, CANSA Gqeberha Care Centre, CANSA Highlights, CANSA Kimberley Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Lowveld Care Centre, CANSA Paarl Care Centre, CANSA Pretoria Care Centre, CANSA Roodepoort Satellite Care Centre, CANSA Rustenburg Care Centre, CANSA Springbok Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Waterberg Virtual Care Centre, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

Call to Action to Close the Care Gap on World Cancer Day

CANSA places the spotlight on World Cancer Day, led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), to mobilise urgent action to improve cancer risk awareness, treatment and care services for all individuals, regardless of who they are and where they live. To mark the third year of the ‘Close the Care Gap’ campaign, that highlights the significant inequalities that persist across the globe in the availability of and access to essential cancer services, UICC has released the World Cancer Day 2024 Equity Report World Cancer Day 2024 Equity Report. The report provides local perspectives and experiences on inequities in cancer care in regions around the world, including South Africa as well as expert recommendations on how to address them…

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Published: 30 January 2024
Updated: 29 February 2024
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA Bedfordview Care Centre, CANSA Bloemfontein Care Centre, CANSA Cape Metro Care Centre, CANSA East London Care Centre, CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Free State, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA George Care Centre, CANSA Gqeberha Care Centre, CANSA Highveld Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Kimberley Virtual Care Centre, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, CANSA Limpopo, CANSA Lowveld Care Centre, CANSA Mpumalanga, CANSA North West, CANSA Northern Cape, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA Oudtshoorn Care Centre, CANSA Paarl Care Centre, CANSA Pietermaritzburg Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Pretoria Care Centre, CANSA Richards Bay Satellite Care Centre, CANSA Roodepoort Satellite Care Centre, CANSA Rustenburg Care Centre, CANSA Springbok Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Vaal Triangle Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Waterberg Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Western Cape, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

World Cancer Day Free CANSA Screening (Rustenburg NW) 2 Feb 2024

Free cancer screening available: Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA Blood Test), sponsored by Hollard DareDevil Run to screen for prostate cancer and Clinical Breast Examinations, sponsored by Avon, to screen for breast cancer…

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Published: 30 January 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA North West, CANSA Rustenburg Care Centre, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Helping Young Cancer Survivors Celebrate Life

In June, as part of International Cancer Survivors’ month, CANSA celebrates all cancer survivors and salutes their perseverance, with the focus on children, teens, young adults and parents or guardians. Each cancer diagnosis can impact a patient and their loved ones negatively, and CANSA provides the practical and emotional support they need throughout cancer treatment. Receiving a diagnosis as an adult is difficult, but even more so when it’s a child or teenager and it is especially hard on parents of paediatric patients. When a child or teenager is diagnosed with cancer, CANSA TLC offers support to sustain paediatric patients, parents and loved ones as they face their worst fear…

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Published: 19 September 2023
Updated: 28 September 2023
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, Counselling & Support Groups, Media Releases & News

CANSA Shavathon: 20 Years of Solidarity with Cancer Survivors

It’s that time of the year to shave, spray and donate at the CANSA 20th annual Shavathon fundraising event taking place, at various shopping centres across South Africa, on Saturday 25 February 2023, with certain venues also hosting events on Sunday, 26 February 2023. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Shavathon is one of the highlights on the CANSA calendar bringing families, friends and colleagues together in solidarity with cancer survivors. Losing hair is a common side effect of cancer treatment so participants show support by donating a fee to shave or spray their hair…

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Published: 19 February 2023
Updated: 14 March 2023
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, Men's Health, Women's Health

Take Action for World Cancer Day  

2023 – CANSA and Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) places the spotlight on World Cancer Day (4 February) and challenges individuals to lower their personal cancer risk through healthy living. The focus is on smart eating and drinking, participating in regular physical activity like the ‘World Cancer Day 5k Challenge’ and avoiding known cancer-causing agents such as alcohol and tobacco…

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Published: 23 January 2023
Updated: 7 February 2023
Categories: CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Free State, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, CANSA Limpopo, CANSA Mpumalanga, CANSA North West, CANSA Northern Cape, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA Western Cape, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Help Needed For CANSA Volunteers  

Can you help? We would love to be able to provide our volunteers with the tools they need to operate within their communities – be it with a laptop, smartphone, training and upskilling on computer software and social media platforms or assistance with mobile data so that they can, optimally, continue with their work for CANSA. We’re operating with a business model that relies on technology and it’s important for volunteers to be able to attend meetings, training, and supervision sessions online. So, we appeal to the public and corporates and invite them to show their community spirit by helping us with donations and sponsorships of these items to keep our volunteers active in the communities where they work…

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Published: 1 December 2022
Updated: 7 February 2023
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, Men's Health, Volunteers Inspire, Women's Health

CANSA Gauteng | North West | Limpopo Telethon 30 November 2022

Support CANSA Gauteng | North West | Limpopo Gauteng 011-616 7662 (Bedfordview) 012-329 3036 (Pretoria) 011-768 4342 (Roodepoort) 083 672 7360 (Vaal Triangle) North West 014-533 0694 (Rustenburg) Limpopo 083 633 5798 (Waterberg) Purpose of Telethon CANSA is having a telethon to raise funds towards our 8 Care Homes situated country-wide. Because rural districts don’t […]

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Published: 23 November 2022
Updated: 23 November 2022
Categories: CANSA Bedfordview Care Centre, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA Limpopo, CANSA North West, CANSA Pretoria Care Centre, CANSA Roodepoort Satellite Care Centre, CANSA Rustenburg Care Centre, CANSA Vaal Triangle Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Waterberg Virtual Care Centre, Fundraising Events & Projects

Daredevil Run – Bigger, Braver and Back in September 2022

Hollard has announced that the 2022 Daredevil Run will take place on Friday, 30 September. This annual event features men and boys, dressed only in purple speedos, running through the streets of Johannesburg during rush hour. The event has not only raised many an eyebrow over the past 12 years but has also played an enormous role in raising awareness about testicular and prostate cancers. Men and boys from every corner of South Africa will be able to participate in their own neighborhoods, while the much-loved Gauteng-based event returns to Zoo Lake…

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Published: 30 September 2022
Updated: 3 October 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, Men's Health

Pink Trees for Pauline – Ten Years of Making a Difference in SA Cancer Community

The 2022 Pink Trees for Pauline campaign, #doekwithadifference (a colourful headscarf), in collaboration with CANSA, will launched in communities across South Africa for the 5th consecutive year. The unique headscarves are sold at R100 each, hoop earrings for R50, stainless steel earrings for R100, and pink fabric to decorate trees at R30 per meter. Hannon Cherry lipsticks are also available at R170 each. Pink Trees for Pauline invites clubs, workplaces, schools, institutions, and individuals to participate enthusiastically in the #doekwithadifference project…

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Published: 2 August 2022
Updated: 7 October 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, Women's Health

Support is At the End of a Telephone Call

CANSA is committed to protecting the rights of cancer patients and caregivers, having established a free Tele Counselling service (available in seven languages), two years ago in commemoration of Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July).  CANSA recognises commitment to human rights and that all affected by cancer are entitled to psycho-social support…

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Published: 15 July 2022
Updated: 1 September 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Free State, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, CANSA Limpopo, CANSA Mpumalanga, CANSA North West, CANSA Northern Cape, CANSA Western Cape, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Media Releases & News

CANSA Donor Appeal

Dear Donor We ask that you would help us to help cancer patients, caregivers and loved ones, as they battle cancer. You can support these specific areas of CANSA’s work, listed below, per area of need and contact the responsible staff member. Your donation will enable us to keep on supporting those who have been […]

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Published: 12 July 2022
Updated: 2 August 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

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 June 2022
Updated: 29 September 2022
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Free State, CANSA Gauteng, 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

Be Uniquely You and Colourful at CANSA Shavathon

CANSA is hosting its annual CANSA Shavathon fundraising event at shopping centres across the country on Saturday, 26 February 2022. CANSA invites everyone to come and celebrate by bringing family members, friends or colleagues to shave or spray in solidarity with those facing a cancer diagnosis. Certain venues may also host an event on Sunday, 27 February 2022. All venues will follow COVID-19 safety regulations…

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Published: 16 February 2022
Updated: 4 March 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

Mandela Day – CANSA Provides Relief to Cancer Patients

CANSA in support of Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July) and in line with its theme ‘One Hand Can Feed Another’, aims to help assist cancer patients by providing basic needs through food and care packages…

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Published: 12 July 2021
Updated: 2 August 2021
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, Media Releases & News

Video: CANSA Tele Counselling Service

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 counselling@cansa.org.za

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Published: 21 August 2020
Updated: 20 May 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, Beyond Diagnosis & Treatment, CANSA Bloemfontein Care Centre, CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Free State, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, CANSA Limpopo, CANSA Mpumalanga, CANSA North West, CANSA Northern Cape, CANSA Western Cape, I have Cancer

Cancer Patients Thank CANSA Against Backdrop of COVID-19 Pandemic

CANSA has been hard at work to keep patients and loved ones supported during lockdown. Some of our patients and loved ones share how we have helped them recently and during lockdown.

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Published: 29 June 2020
Updated: 24 June 2021
Categories: CANSA Care Centres, CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Free State, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, CANSA Limpopo, CANSA Mpumalanga, CANSA North West, CANSA Northern Cape, CANSA Western Cape, I have Cancer

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