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CANSA’s Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme

Video – CANSA’s Tough Living With Cancer (TLC) Programme

VIDEO: CANSA’s Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) programme supports children and teens diagnosed with cancer or affected by cancer (a family member has cancer), as we believe no child or family should have to face cancer on their own. Come and see what we do…

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Published: 15 Jan 2019 | Last Updated: 17 Sep 2020
Categories: CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme

Skyfievertoning: Kanker in Tieners en Hoe om Hulle te Ondersteun

English Version PDF Klik hier vir inligting rondom ondersteuningsdienste vir kinders, tieners en ouers…

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Published: 2 Oct 2018 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme

The Missing Middle – Being a Teen with Cancer in SA

Being a teenager is a challenging phase of anyone’s young life, especially if you think of the physical and hormonal changes that their bodies go through, and for some of us watching this metamorphosis, the mood swings and sometimes difficult behaviour. It’s also when these emerging adults begin to figure out who they are, to […]

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Published: 1 Oct 2018 | Last Updated: 1 Oct 2018
Categories: CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme

Slide Show: Supporting Teens with Cancer

Afrikaanse Weergawe PDF Read more about our support offering to children / teens and families affected by cancer…

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Published: 1 Oct 2018 | Last Updated: 2 Oct 2018
Categories: CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme

CANSA Highlights Need for Support of Teen cancer Survivors

As part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the spotlight is placed on raising awareness of symptoms and making parents and guardians of children / teens diagnosed with cancer, aware of avenues of support available. CANSA focuses on early detection and support of teenage cancer Survivors (patients) this September…

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Published: 16 Sep 2018 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme, Media Releases & News

KANSA Fokus op die Nood vir Ondersteuning van Tiener Kankeroorwinnaars

English Media Release 16 Augustus 2018 – As deel van Kinderkanker bewusmaking maand, laat die Kankervereniging van Suid-Afrika (KANSA) die kollig val op die bewusmaking van simptome van kinder- en tienerkanker. Dit sal help om ouers/voogde van kinders of tieners wat met kanker gediagnoseer is, bewus te maak van verskillende opsies van ondersteuning wat tot […]

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Published: 28 Aug 2018 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme

Video: SABC 3 Visits CANSA’s TLC Nicus Lodge

Watch video of when CANSA TLC Nicus Lodge was visited by SABC Real Talk with Anele on #MandelaDay 2017: Support by CANSA TLC CANSA offers a programme called CANSA Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) that supports not only the diagnosed child or teen, but also the family and loved ones affected by cancer, as well […]

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Published: 19 Sep 2017 | Last Updated: 19 Sep 2017
Categories: CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme

SlideShow: Childhood Cancer Awareness

Afrikaans PPT: Childhood Cancer Awareness | Symptoms | Myths | CANSA TLC Support Read more…

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Published: 19 Sep 2017 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme

SlideShow: How to Support Your Friend Who Has Cancer

Afrikaans PPT: How to Support Your Friend who has Cancer Read more…

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Published: 19 Sep 2017 | Last Updated: 11 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme

Skyfievertoning: Hoe om Jou Maatjie met Kanker te Ondersteun

English PPT: Hoe om Jou Maatjie met Kanker te Ondersteun Lees meer…

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Published: 19 Sep 2017 | Last Updated: 11 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme

Skyfievertoning: Kinderkanker Bewustheid

English PPT: Kinderkanker Bewustheid | Simptome | Mites | KANSA TLC Ondersteuning Lees meer…

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Published: 19 Sep 2017 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme

Children’s Oncology Isolation Unit Opens in Pretoria

CANSA officially opened its TLC Brian Davey Step Down Unit in September 2015, housed at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria. The unit, which serves the Steve Biko, Unitas and Pretoria East hospitals, provides a sterile but family friendly environment where children can safely prepare for, or recover from, stem cell transplants and build up their immune systems, without risk of infection.

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Published: 29 Sep 2015 | Last Updated: 15 Feb 2019
Categories: CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme

Teen Cancer Survivor Will Not Let Life Pass Him By

They say that life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. Many of us find ourselves rushing from place to place, planning all the things we need to do and never having time to appreciate the beauty around us. Or we allow the special moments with family, friends, or our experiences […]

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Published: 26 Aug 2015 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme, Stories of Hope

CANSA TLC Staff Intervene When Young Cancer Patient is Rejected by Community

Ignorance re cancer is rife in remote rural communities – many people still erroneously believe that cancer is contagious. A young girl and her mom were being rejected by their community, when CANSA’s TLC Staff in Kimberley stepped in to help. Diagnosis Thandi* was diagnosed with colon cancer in November 2012, at the age of […]

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Published: 17 Sep 2014 | Last Updated: 11 Feb 2021
Categories: CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme

To All ‘Lion Hearts’ Out There Fighting Cancer

Daniel Baron, popular South African singer & songwriter, shares a personal message of encouragement to all children fighting cancer, below: We all have people that inspire us in our lives. My cousin, Matthew de Klerk, was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 3. He fought it until he was 14. A couple of weeks […]

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Published: 16 Sep 2014 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme, Stories of Hope

CANSA’s TLC Paediatric Ward Staff Help Mom & Son Cope with Treatment

When I found out that my only son, Stuurman (11 yrs old), had brain cancer I thought my eyes and ears must be deceiving me. It was the 19th March, a day I cannot forget. My name is Sarah Tlou and I am like any other woman who takes care of household matters,  tries to […]

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Published: 16 Sep 2014 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme, Stories of Hope

Rudi Overcomes Leukaemia with Support from TLC Staff at CANSA

Rudi Pretorius, a bubbly 10-year old, was diagnosed with leukaemia at 18 months old. His mother, Bea explains, “On a morning like no other, I realised that Rudi was very pale and acting very differently than usual. We decided to take Rudi to the doctor and after numerous questions to the doctor, a detailed examination […]

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Published: 15 Sep 2014 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme, Stories of Hope

Treat Parents of Children with Cancer Compassionately

Things You SHOULD NOT Say: God only gives people what they can handle… Most people cannot handle the stress of having a child with cancer It’s God’s Will… This is just not a helpful thing to hear when you are helpless to help your child Well, we are all going to die one day… While […]

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Published: 3 Oct 2013 | Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013
Categories: CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme

TLC Nicus Lodge a Second Home to Elizma & Daughter

Elizma Jacobs, mother of Chanté (9 years old), says that CANSA’s TLC Nicus Lodge was like a 2nd home to them during Chanté’s treatment. Elizma needed a place to stay while Chanté underwent treatment  – this is their story in Elizma’s words: On the 11th Jan 2013 my daughter was diagnosed with Central Nervous System […]

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Published: 3 Oct 2013 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA Pretoria Care Centre, CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme

Video: An Introduction to CANSA’s TLC Programme

CANSA TLC (Tough Living with Cancer) is a programme for children and teens diagnosed with cancer or affected by cancer (a family member has cancer). Support is provided to the family as a whole in both scenarios. Read more about CANSA TLC (Tough Living with Cancer) Programme. Video – Take a Tour Through CANSA’s TLC Nicus […]

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Published: 26 Sep 2013 | Last Updated: 1 Feb 2018
Categories: CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme

CANSA TLC Video – Recognise Childhood Cancer

It is estimated that at least half of all children with cancer in South Africa are never diagnosed. This is due to a lack of knowledge regarding the disease amongst children and as a result many children are diagnosed too late, when the cancer is already in an advanced stage, thus diminishing the possibility of […]

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Published: 5 Sep 2013 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme

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