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Screening & Cancer Control

“I Started to Live My Life on Purpose” – An Interview with Naniki Seboni

CANSA Ambassador and melanoma survivor, Naniki Seboni joined Karger’s The Waiting Room Podcast, to speak about about her experiences of being diagnosed with stage 3 malignant melanoma at the age of 25…

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Published: 9 May 2024
Updated: 17 May 2024
Categories: CANSA Highlights, Environment, Men's Health, Reduce Cancer Risk, Screening & Cancer Control, Stories of Hope, SunSmart, Women's Health

Melanoma Ranks in Top Five Cancers

In May, awareness is placed on Melanoma, currently ranking the fifth most prevalent cancer in men and sixth most prevalent among women in South Africa, according to the National Cancer Registry (2019). The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) reminds South Africans to protect themselves from overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays that are the main cause of skin cancer and to be aware that people of all skin tones (light to dark) can be diagnosed with skin cancer.

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Published: 1 December 2023
Updated: 15 February 2024
Categories: CANSA's Seal of Recognition, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Screening & Cancer Control, SunSmart, Types of cancer, Women's Health

Radio Interview International Nurses Day

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 the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Lorraine Govender, a nurse and currently the National […]

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Published: 16 May 2020
Updated: 16 October 2020
Categories: Screening & Cancer Control

Video: CANSA Employee Wellness Programme

Cancer has increased and is being diagnosed more frequently so it is important to know the warning signs of cancer, and to promote early detection and awareness of cancer to enable better treatment outcomes. CANSA encourages employers in South Africa to host employee wellness events to show appreciation for their hardworking employees and to ensure […]

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Published: 17 January 2020
Updated: 8 March 2021
Categories: Screening & Cancer Control

CANSA Screening at SPAR Pharmacies

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 November 2019
Updated: 5 December 2019
Categories: Screening & Cancer Control

CANSA Mobile Health Clinics & MANVan

CANSA has nine Mobile Health Clinics travelling to remote areas throughout South Africa to reach women and men who would otherwise not have access to cancer screening, and a CANSA Hollard MANVan…

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Published: 26 September 2016
Updated: 14 September 2022
Categories: Screening & Cancer Control

CANSA Clinic goes Mobile in uThungulu

The Zululand Observer recently reported that the CANSA (Cancer Association of South Africa) Mobile Clinic Unit is back in Zululand and is already being put to work in remote rural areas of uThungulu.  This valuable resource is shared between the five CANSA offices in KZN and is therefore available to the uThungulu office for only […]

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Published: 18 June 2012
Updated: 30 July 2018
Categories: CANSA Richards Bay Satellite Care Centre, Screening & Cancer Control

CANSA Mobile Health Unit in action for CANSA Central Gauteng region

During May the CANSA Mobile Health Unit visited Bryanston Park in Randburg for cancer screening for the Vandia Gardens Residents Association (VGRA). The target group was the domestic workers in that community with some commenting that they had never had a Pap smear before. A total of 44 Pap smears was conducted and many women […]

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Published: 18 June 2012
Updated: 18 August 2014
Categories: Screening & Cancer Control

KANSA stel Mobiele Kliniek in Bethlehem bekend

Op Dinsdag, 3 Augustus, het KANSA se Bethlehem kantoor ‘n bekenstellingsgeleentheid gehad van hul KANSA Mobliele Kliniek. Die Mobiele Kliniek stel die KANSA personeel in staat om gratis Papsmere en borsondersoeke op plattelandse vroue uit te voer. Die Mobiele Kliniek is ook belangrik in die verspreiding van inligting en vir die opvoeding van plattelandse gemeenskappe. […]

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Published: 29 December 2011
Updated: 1 October 2014
Categories: CANSA Bethlehem Virtual Care Centre, Screening & Cancer Control

KANSA Mobiele Eenheid besoek Weskus-distrikte

Gedurende Julie en Augustus 2011 het KANSA in samewerking met die Departement van Gesondheid ‘n gesondheidsprojek geloods in die Matsikama- en Sederberg-distrikte. Die KANSA Mobiele Eenheid is gebruik om uit te reik na gemeenskappe in dorpe en op plase in Vanrhynsdorp, Klawer, Vredendal en Lutzville (Matsikama-streek), en in Clanwilliam, Graafwater en Leipoldtville (Sederberg-area). Vroue is […]

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Published: 26 November 2011
Updated: 13 November 2017
Categories: CANSA Malmesbury Virtual Care Centre, Screening & Cancer Control

KANSA Mobiele Kliniek in Kuruman

Vanaf 16 Mei 2011, sal KANSA se Mobiele Eenheid in die Kuruman gemeenskap, sowel as omliggende gemeenskappe, diens lewer aan die publiek. Die Mobiele Eenheid, wat beman word deur Suster Hannelie van Noordwyk, sal gratis papsmere, borsondersoeke en raad aan die publiek lewer. Bors en servikale kanker is die twee mees algemene kanker onder vrouens […]

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Published: 25 July 2011
Updated: 18 August 2014
Categories: CANSA Upington Virtual Care Centre, Screening & Cancer Control

CANSA launches new offices and mobile health unit in Mpumalanga

The inauguration of the new local CANSA offices was celebrated on Thursday, 22 July 2010. Lorraine Kleinhans, Provincial Manager CANSA Mpumalanga, felt that this was a dream come true. A mobile health unit “kapokkie trokkie” was also launched. The unit will serve the rural areas surrounding Mpumalanga, providing women with screening facilities, including pap smears. […]

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Published: 11 October 2010
Updated: 18 August 2014
Categories: CANSA Mpumalanga, Screening & Cancer Control

CANSA launches National Lottery funded mobile health unit to service KZN

CANSA launches National Lottery funded mobile health unit to service KZN The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) unveiled a mobile health screening unit for use in KwaZulu-Natal rural communities to offer-much needed assistance for early detection of cancer and health education. The vehicle, suitable for use under rural conditions, will move from community to […]

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Published: 18 August 2009
Updated: 18 August 2014
Categories: CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, Screening & Cancer Control

Free State and Northern Cape – Screening project with mobile units

With the Mobile Outreach programme, CANSA creates awareness of breast and cervical cancers through the promotion of healthy living lifestyles and the prevention of disease with the emphasis on early diagnosis and referral. This screening project was implemented during 1990 to 1994 and was initially funded by the Independent Development Trust which sponsored one vehicle. […]

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Published: 14 April 2008
Updated: 18 August 2014
Categories: CANSA Free State, CANSA Northern Cape, Screening & Cancer Control

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