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CANSA’s Holistic Cancer Care & Support
CANSA provides guidance and advice to cancer survivors and their families to improve their quality of life in all phases of treatment and after treatment. At our CANSA Care Centres we provide holistic care and support to cancer survivors from the time of diagnosis, through all phases of need, including survivorship.
CANSA and partners announce the release of two booklets, the ‘CANSA At Home Pain Guide’ and the ‘CANSA At Home Guide for Children with Pain’ to help patients, loved ones, families and caregivers to cope with pain management. #CANSAAtHomePainGuides #CANSACares #MyCareMyComfort
Posted on 21 Oct 2020
Prof Michael Herbst unpacks some of the risk factors for tongue cancer. He also shares some insight as to why the incidence of tongue cancer is on the rise, especially amongst women.
Posted on 16 Oct 2020
Each September the Vlok family host an online fundraiser to support CANSA’s TLC Programme and children / teens affected by cancer. Funds raised in 2020 will help CANSA TLC afford life changing medical port-a-cath and broviac implants, as well as critical nutrition packages for South African paediatric cancer patients. We appreciate each and every donation! Together we can make a difference! #CANSATLC #ChildhoodCancerAwareness
Posted on 24 Sep 2020
September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness month and the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) highlights support available to children and parents affected by cancer, through its CANSA Tough Living with Cancer’s (TLC) Broviac / Port and Prosthetics programme and CANSA Tele Counselling service. #CANSATLC #ChildhoodCancer #CANSAcares
Posted on 23 Sep 2020
To a Friend receiving Chemo, We may not know each other but we have a lot in common. I can remember the first time I received chemo. I was really scared because I didn’t know what to expect. I can […]
Posted on 17 Sep 2020
Currently there are 2 CANSA TLC Lodges, 1 CANSA TLC Ward and 1 CANSA TLC Teenage Support Room for children / teens and parents and families affected by cancer: Gauteng: CANSA TLC Nicus Lodge on premises Steve Biko Academic Hospital in […]
Posted on 15 Sep 2020
A particular focus for CANSA is that of the teenage cancer Survivors (patients). Did You Know? It’s estimated that at least two thirds of children with cancer, including teens, never reach a specialist treatment centre and that the majority of […]
Posted on 15 Sep 2020
CANSA and South African Skin Cancer Foundation (SASCF) are partnering to offer free skin cancer screenings on 1 September 2020.
Posted on 27 Aug 2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org – this is a […]
Posted on 21 Aug 2020
Hierdie Nelson Mandeladag gee KANSA terug aan kankerpasiënte, diegene wat deur kanker geaffekteer word en versorgers, deur sy KANSA Teleberadingsdiens bekend te stel. Hierdie diens bied vertroulike, professionele, kankerverwante telefoniese berading aan kankerpasiënte, versorgers en hulle families, asook die ouers of voogde van kinders wat met kanker leef. Berading is in sewe tale beskikbaar (Engels, Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu, siSwati, Sesotho en Setswana) en is heeltemal gratis. #CANSATeleCounselling #Connect with Hope #CANSACares #MandelaDay
Posted on 15 Jul 2020
CANSA gives back to cancer patients, those affected by cancer and caregivers by launching its CANSA Tele Counselling service. This is confidential, professional, cancer-related telephonic counselling 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. #CANSATeleCounselling #ConnectWithHope #MandelaDay
Posted on 15 Jul 2020
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.
Posted on 8 Jun 2020
English Media Release 12 Mei 2020 – KANSA verwelkom die heropening van nog vier KANSA SorgTuistes in Rustenburg, Port Elizabeth, Kaapstad en George. Die meeste KANSA SorgTuistes se deure het oopgebly ten spyte van die inperking weens die COVID-19 pandemie. […]
Posted on 19 May 2020
May 12 2020 was International Nurses Day – where nurses are celebrated and recognised for their contribution to the medical field. The World Health Organisation has designated 2020 as The Year of the Nurse and Midwife because it will be […]
Posted on 16 May 2020
During the CANSA Liaison Committee meeting on 4 March 2020, the Patient Coordinator of Villiersdorp, “Tannie Marie Boers” informed us about the prognosis of Jamiel Brett, a CANSA TLC patient that is in the CANSA Care Room at Vrederus old […]
Posted on 16 Apr 2020
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…
Posted on 24 Mar 2020
A recent study conducted in a South African hospital concluded that “the prevalence of pain in hospitalised paediatric patients is unacceptably high”, and that “there is an urgent need for pain training and education, and the implementation of guidelines and […]
Posted on 12 Mar 2020
4 March 2020 – CANSA launched its first CANSA Care Room for terminal or bedridden cancer patients in Mpumalanga, on 2 March 2020 in partnership with SAVF Ermelo Homes for aged people. This brings the total number of Care Rooms […]
Posted on 4 Mar 2020
There are an increasing number of therapies available to help those living with cancer. One of these is equine therapy. Horses make great companions and their calming effect can help to reduce stress in patients dealing with cancer and the effects of their gruelling treatment.
Posted on 17 Feb 2020
English Media Release 13 Februarie 2020 – KANSA is opgewonde om een van die min kamers wat spesiaal beskikbaar gemaak is vir tieners wat met kanker gediagnoseer is, in gebruik te neem. Die kamer in Saal 3 by die Tygerberg […]
Posted on 14 Feb 2020