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HALO – ‘Helping A Little One’: Port Elizabeth to Cape Town Cycle Tour

As part of CANSA’s 90th anniversary celebrations this year, and to raise awareness about cancer affecting children, a group of cyclists known as the HALO ‘Helping A Little One’ Team, will cycle from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town and raise funds for CANSA TLC, which supports children with cancer.

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Published: 10 Feb 2021 | Last Updated: 6 Apr 2021
Categories: CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Western Cape, Fundraising Events & Projects

World Cancer Day – Prioritise Your Health

On World Cancer Day (WCD) 4 February, CANSA and Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) encourages people to set and achieve personal goals enabling them to lower cancer risk and for cancer patients to optimise health, especially in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been all consuming, however, cancer control needs to remain a priority.

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Published: 25 Jan 2021 | Last Updated: 6 Apr 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, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

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 Aug 2020 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, Beyond Diagnosis & Treatment, CANSA Bloemfontein Care Centre, CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Free State, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA Help Desk, 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 Jun 2020 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA Care Centres, 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, I have Cancer

CANSA Oudtshoorn Care Centre

How We Help You: Contact or visit us, we’d like to offer you & your loved ones care & support. 202 Langenhoven Road, Oudtshoorn Tel: 071 373 8750 Facebook: Like the CANSA Western Cape Facebook Page to keep up to date with our community education & screening programmes, care & support offering and for information […]

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Published: 24 Jun 2020 | Last Updated: 15 Apr 2021
Categories: CANSA Oudtshoorn Care Centre

Where there is a Will there is a Way – and a Wig!

When #lockdown was first announced we knew that there would be certain limitations to the work that CANSA could, physically, continue with – such as supplying wigs to patients in need – however thanks to an incredible team effort, we were able to put a smile on a little patient’s face when she received her new wig during lockdown.

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Published: 8 Jun 2020 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 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, CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme

COVID-19 & NCDs

No matter the level of “lockdown,” evidence shows that people living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are at higher risk of severe complication if they contract COVID-19. As South Africa prepares to move to lockdown “light” at level 3, people living with NCDs (PLWNCDs) need to remain vigilant. CANSA, with input from the Heart and Stroke Foundation SA, Diabetes SA, National Kidney Foundation, Dementia SA and Education for Health Africa, has compiled infographics covering information to assist the public affected by non-communicable diseases and cancer…

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Published: 8 Jun 2020 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Free State, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, CANSA Limpopo, CANSA Mpumalanga, CANSA North West, CANSA Northern Cape, CANSA Western Cape, Cope with Cancer

COVID-19 – Information Cancer Patients Should Know

The COVID-19 virus will not cause serious problems for most people. However, certain groups of people are more at risk for serious complications resulting from the virus. These include the elderly; people with serious chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes or lung disease; and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients and cancer survivors, because cancer and cancer treatment can affect their immune systems. View tips to lower your risk of infection…

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Published: 24 Mar 2020 | Last Updated: 8 Feb 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, CANSA's Holistic Cancer Care & Support

CANSA Boland Brings Screening to the People on World Cancer Day

CANSA Boland and ILoveBoobies celebrated the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day by screening 79 ladies on the 4th February 2020. The event was broadcast live on Facebook…

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Published: 13 Feb 2020 | Last Updated: 13 Feb 2020
Categories: CANSA Western Cape, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

CANSA Screening at SPAR Pharmacies – Western Cape

We are excited to launch our new partnership with Pharmacy at SPAR. Pharmacy at SPAR and CANSA are able to offer cancer screenings at 32 Pharmacy at SPAR branches nationwide. Screening offered includes Pap smears to detect cervical cancer, and Clinical Breast Examinations for women, as well as PSA blood screenings for men to help […]

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Published: 5 Nov 2019 | Last Updated: 12 Dec 2019
Categories: CANSA Western Cape

Compass Medical Waste Services Efficiently Disposes of CANSA’s Medical Waste

The public can rest assured that all of the medical waste that CANSA creates is being processed and disposed of as it should be, thanks to Compass Medical Waste Services.

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Published: 27 May 2019 | Last Updated: 28 May 2019
Categories: CANSA Care Centres, CANSA Free State, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, CANSA Limpopo, CANSA Mpumalanga, CANSA North West, CANSA Northern Cape, CANSA Western Cape

CANSA and ‘Iloveboobies’ Work Together

When a passion for extreme mountain biking, emotions for a loved one lost and the will to make a difference collide, it reaches epic proportions in communities. CANSA and Iloveboobies are taking hands and taking cancer screening to the communities.

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Published: 30 Jul 2017 | Last Updated: 11 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA Western Cape

Women’s Health Drive with CANSA Mobile Clinic in Clanwilliam

On the 5th of August 2015, during CANSA Care Week, the CANSA Mobile Women’s Health Drive was concluded with a Women’s Health outreach in Clanwilliam in partnership with Department of Health, Afrikaanse Christelike Vroue Vereniging (ACVV), HIV initiative and MSAT Sederberg. The morning was opened by Rev Samantha Valentyn, who spoke with compassion to the […]

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Published: 6 Aug 2015
Categories: CANSA Malmesbury Virtual Care Centre

CANSA Western Cape at the Western Cape Tobacco Task Team WNTD event

CANSA Cape Metro is part of the Western Cape Tobacco Task Team, which is lead by the Western Cape Department of Health). An annual event is held for World No Tobacco Day and this year’s event on Tuesday 26th May 2015 was very well attended with a number of esteemed speakers. Topics What is the […]

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Published: 1 Jun 2015 | Last Updated: 1 Jun 2015
Categories: CANSA Western Cape, No-Tobacco Campaign

KANSA Mobiele Kliniek Besoek Matsikama & Sederberg

Die KANSA Mobiele Kliniek het die Matsikama en Sederberg Munisipale streek gedurende Julie 2014 besoek. Dit was reëntyd in die Sandveld Namakwaland streek, maar Sr Tertia van Zyl het deursettingsvermoeë aan die dag gelê en het in 19 dae 285 papsmere en 330 borsondersoeke gedoen. Die vrouens wat bereik is, bly sover as Molsvlei, Kliprant […]

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Published: 1 Aug 2014 | Last Updated: 10 Nov 2014
Categories: CANSA Malmesbury Virtual Care Centre

CANSA Cape Metro Hosts No Tobacco Workshop With Traditional Healers

CANSA Cape Metro hosted a workshop with the Traditional Healers Forum Members as part of World No Tobacco Day on the 30th May 2014. CANSA is part of The Tobacco Task Team of the Western Cape. Dorothy du Plooy, CANSA’s Executive Manager of the Southern Business Unit, presented the dangers of snuff and other smokeless […]

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Published: 14 Jul 2014 | Last Updated: 18 Aug 2014
Categories: CANSA Cape Metro Care Centre

Health Promotion by Varsity College 4th year students focussing on No Tobacco

CANSA asked the 2014 4th year student Block at the Varsity College, Cape Town, to do a study on the knowledge, beliefs and perceptions on Tobacco, as 2014 World No Tobacco Day focussed on youth. They presented their findings and then proceeded to develop a health promotion activity at the College to raise awareness on Tobacco related […]

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Published: 23 Jun 2014 | Last Updated: 23 Mar 2015
Categories: CANSA Cape Metro Care Centre, No-Tobacco Campaign

Hubbly Bubbly Study done by 4th year UCT MBChB Students

Hubbly Bubbly: Masquerading the Dangers 18 November 2013 – It’s a centuries-old Eastern practice that’s gained worldwide acceptance in recent years. But the water filter and fruity flavours of the hookah pipe, or hubbly bubbly, mask a toxic cocktail of compounds. These are nicotine, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, arsenic, and lead. Insufficient knowledge about the […]

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Published: 10 Jan 2014 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA Cape Metro Care Centre, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, No-Tobacco Campaign, Research Findings

CANSA George Care Centre

How We Help You: Contact or visit us, we’d like to offer you & your loved ones care & support. 103 Merriman Road, George, 6529 P.O. Box 1428, George, 6530 Tel: 044 – 874 4824 Facebook Like the CANSA Western Cape Facebook Page to keep up to date with our community education & screening programmes, care […]

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Published: 26 May 2012
Categories: CANSA George Care Centre

CANSA Cape Metro Care Centre

How We Help You: Contact or visit us, we’d like to offer you & your loved ones care & support. 7 Dunbar Avenue, Athlone Tel: 021-689 5347 Facebook Like CANSA Western Cape Facebook Page to keep up to date with our community education & screening programmes, care & support offering and for information regarding reducing your cancer […]

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Published: 26 May 2012 | Last Updated: 14 Apr 2021
Categories: CANSA Cape Metro Care Centre

CANSA Paarl Care Centre

How We Help You: Contact or visit us, we’d like to offer you & your loved ones care & support. No 2 Monte Rosa Building, 276 Main Road, Paarl, 7646 Tel: 021-873 6358 Facebook: Like the CANSA Western Cape Facebook Page to keep up to date with our community education & screening programmes, care & […]

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Published: 26 May 2012 | Last Updated: 14 Apr 2021
Categories: CANSA Paarl Care Centre

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