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Cancer Alliance Webinar – The Cost of Cancer: Where to from Here?

Please join us as we launch the latest report from the Cancer Alliance, forecasting the cost of cancer by 2030 and unpacking solutions to the crisis that faces us. The webinar’s focus is on discussing the research results and comments from various roleplayers. We certainly now need solutions and cannot afford talking about our problems any longer. It is time to ReThink-ReDesign-ReEngineer cancer services in South Africa. The time is now…

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Published: 2 Sep 2021 | Last Updated: 28 Sep 2021
Categories: About Cancer, Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, Notice Board

First-Ever World Kidney Cancer Q & A Day Celebrated Worldwide

CANSA is joining forces with kidney cancer organisations around the world to mark the first-ever World Kidney Cancer Q & A Day. World Kidney Cancer Q & A Day has been established by the International Kidney Cancer Coalition of which CANSA is an affiliate member. CANSA was part of the establishment of World Kidney Cancer Day through Prof Michael Herbst, CANSA’s Health Specialist who is a Board Member and Director.

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Published: 22 Jun 2017 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: About Cancer

The Cancer Atlas Website Provides a Global Overview of Cancer Burden

The continuing and escalating global fight against cancer demands new tools and the latest available data and trends. The Cancer Atlas Website and The Cancer Atlas, Second Edition book – produced by the American Cancer Society, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, and the Union for International Cancer Control – provide a comprehensive global […]

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Published: 19 Apr 2016 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: About Cancer, Research Findings, Statistics

Published: 25 Feb 2013 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: About Cancer

Know the Facts re Cancer Myths

Afrikaanse Persvrystelling 26 January 2013: Monday 4th February 2013, marks World Cancer Day and CANSA will focus on dispelling damaging myths and misconceptions about cancer by sharing a list of common myths with the correct facts. World Cancer Day takes place every year and is the singular initiative under which the entire world can unite […]

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Published: 29 Jan 2013 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: About Cancer, Cancer Myths

Cancer Myths – Get the Facts on World Cancer Day – 4 Feb 2013

Cancer – Did you know? There are many myths regarding cancer out there and many lead to false hope. On World Cancer Day (WCD), 4th February 2013, get the facts about cancer myths: Read CANSA’s WCD press release: English | Afrikaans CANSA hands over supporting document to ban sunbeds u/18’s as part of raising awareness […]

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Published: 22 Jan 2013 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: About Cancer, Cancer Myths

5 Steps to Beating Cancer in SA

28 Sep 2012 – Mail & Guardian – Mia Malan: The five steps below could reduce deaths from cancer in South Africa, according to the CANSA’s Head of Research, Dr Carl Albrecht. Vaccinate All Girls Against HPV: If all 10-year-old South African girls are vaccinated against human papilloma virus (HPV), the country’s cervical cancer rate […]

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Published: 18 Oct 2012 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: About Cancer

Prevalence Cancer

Global Cancer Statistics Read more… South African Cancer Statistics South Africa’s National Cancer Registry (NCR) first established in 1986 and provides information re SA cancer statistics. The NCR plays a vital role in maintaining and developing national and international awareness re the enormous burden of cancer in our country. CANSA and the SA public rely on statistics provided […]

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Published: 24 May 2012 | Last Updated: 26 Jul 2021
Categories: Statistics

What is Cancer?

Cancer is a complex, life-threatening disease which affects millions of South Africans. CANSA is very concerned about the high incidence of cancer and is working hard to help South Africans to reduce their cancer risk, help them to detect it early and facilitate care and support to those who are diagnosed, as well as their loved ones. […]

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Published: 18 Jul 2011 | Last Updated: 6 Oct 2021
Categories: About Cancer

Global Cancer Statistics

Cancer kills more people every year than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. View Global Cancer Obervatory (Globocan) for latest global statistics regarding cancer.

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Published: 20 Oct 2009 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: Research Findings, Statistics

Cancer Overtaking Aids, TB as Leading Killer

Cancer is now claiming the lives of more people in developing countries each year than Aids, tuberculosis or malaria, health experts say. Their report, issued before World Cancer Day on 4 February, said more than 12 million new cases of cancer had been diagnosed worldwide last year, with 7,6 million deaths among them. More than […]

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Published: 3 Feb 2009 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: About Cancer

Cancer will be the Leading Cause of Death Globally in 2010

Global burden cancer more than doubled within past 30yrs The global burden of cancer has more than doubled during the past 30 years and it is estimated that in 2008, there were over 12 million new cases of cancer diagnosed, 7 million deaths from cancer and 25 million persons living with cancer. According to estimates, […]

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Published: 11 Dec 2008 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: About Cancer

Warning Signs Cancer

These symptoms may be caused by another health problem, but if one or more of these symptoms persist, consult your doctor without delay: Adults Warning Signs Poster: View Infographic… Adults: Read more about adult cancer…. Children: Read more about childhood cancer…

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Published: 6 Feb 2008 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: About Cancer

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