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Cancer Myths

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) – Myth vs Fact

HPV stands for human papillomavirus and is a very common virus. There are more than 100 strains of the virus, most of them do not cause cancer. Read more… About 7 in every 10 people will have HPV infection at some point in their lifetime. The virus lives on your skin and can be transmitted […]

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Published: 5 August 2022
Updated: 5 August 2022
Categories: Cancer Myths, Men's Health, Types of cancer, Women's Health

Cervical Cancer – Myth vs Fact

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among Asian, Coloured and White women in South Africa, while it is the most common cancer among African women. Cervical cancer starts in the cervix, located at the lower part of the uterus (womb). When detected early, or in the pre-cancer stage, treatment can be highly successful. […]

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Published: 5 August 2022
Updated: 5 August 2022
Categories: Cancer Myths, Types of cancer, Women's Health

Get the Truth about Cancer – World Cancer Day (4 Feb)

Afrikaanse Persverklaring 23 January 2014: Tuesday, 4 February 2014, marks World Cancer Day and CANSA is using this day of awareness to highlight and tackle common cancer myths. Each year, 14 million people learn they have cancer and in SA, 1 in 4 people are affected by cancer. This is something we should all talk […]

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Published: 31 January 2014
Updated: 27 January 2020
Categories: Cancer Myths

Die Waarheid oor Kanker op Wêreld Kankerdag 4 Februarie 2014

English News Release 23 Januarie 2014 – Dinsdag 4 Februarie is Wêreld Kankerdag en KANSA gebruik hierdie dag van bewustheid om die algemene mites oor kanker na vore te bring en dit aan te spreek. Elke jaar hoor 14 miljoen mense hulle het kanker en in SA word 1 uit 4 mense se lewe deur […]

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Published: 31 January 2014
Updated: 27 January 2020
Categories: Cancer Myths

Letter to Corporates – World Cancer Day 4 Feb 2014

World Cancer Day 4 February 2014 – Get the Truth About Cancer! Can you imagine if all corporates and organisations worked together to fight cancer? World Cancer Day is a chance to raise our collective voices in the name of improving general knowledge around cancer and dismissing misconceptions about the disease. The 2014 World Cancer Day […]

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Published: 30 January 2014
Updated: 10 March 2021
Categories: Cancer Myths

Myth 4 – I Don’t Have the Right to Cancer Care

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Published: 27 January 2014
Updated: 10 March 2021
Categories: Cancer Myths

Myth 3 – There is Nothing I Can Do About Cancer

Myth 3 continued… Myth 3 continued…

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Published: 27 January 2014
Updated: 10 March 2021
Categories: Cancer Myths

Myth 2 – There are No Signs or Symptoms of Cancer

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Published: 27 January 2014
Updated: 10 March 2021
Categories: Cancer Myths

Myth 1 – We Don’t Need to Talk About Cancer

Myth 1 continued…

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Published: 27 January 2014
Updated: 10 March 2021
Categories: Cancer Myths

Mite 4 – Ek beskik nie oor die reg tot kankersorg nie

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Published: 15 January 2014
Updated: 5 February 2014
Categories: Cancer Myths

Mite 2 – Daar bestaan geen tekens of simptome wat op kanker dui nie

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Published: 15 January 2014
Updated: 4 February 2014
Categories: Cancer Myths

Mite 3 – Daar is niks wat ek oor kanker kan doen nie

Mite 2 (vervolg)… Mite 2 (vervolg)…

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Published: 15 January 2014
Updated: 4 February 2014
Categories: Cancer Myths

Mite 1 – Dis nie vir ons nodig om oor kanker te praat nie

Mite 1 (vervolg)…      

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Published: 15 January 2014
Updated: 4 February 2014
Categories: Cancer Myths

Petition Against Sunbeds – Keeping the Youth Safe from Skin Cancer

4 February 2013: As part of World Cancer Day on Monday 4, February 2013 CANSA presented to the Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Gwen Ramokgopa, a document of support to ban the use of sunbeds by kids under the age of 18 during a school assembly at the Uitsig High School in Centurion, Pretoria. Sunbeds […]

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Published: 4 February 2013
Updated: 9 March 2021
Categories: Advocacy, Cancer Myths, SunSmart

Ken die Feite oor Kanker Mites

English Press Release 28 Januarie 2013: Maandag 4 Februarie 2013,  is Wêreld Kankerdag en KANSA het ‘n lys van algemene mites en korrekte feite saamgesel om skadelike mites en wanopvattings oor kanker te weerspreek. Wêreld-Kankerdag vind elke jaar plaas en is ‘n eenvormige inisiatief waaronder die hele wêreld verenig in die stryd teen die globale […]

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Published: 29 January 2013
Updated: 11 March 2021
Categories: Cancer Myths

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 January 2013
Updated: 10 March 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 January 2013
Updated: 10 March 2021
Categories: About Cancer, Cancer Myths

Quick Guide: CANSA Verdict on Myths

Cancer Myth Categories: No Evidence (False): Benzene Fumes in Car Cause Cancer Cancer is Contagious Canola Oil is Poisonous Good People Don’t Get Cancer Haemorrhoids (Piles) Can Become Cancerous Insulin Potentiation Therapy Effective in Treating Cancer – find latest Position Statement here… John Hopkins Email Evaluated Lemon Kills Cancer Cells Some People Have a Cancer […]

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Published: 24 August 2011
Updated: 1 March 2021
Categories: Cancer Myths

CANSA on Cancer Myths

CANSA Protects Those Affected by Cancer We are aware that facing a cancer diagnosis can be devastating – those faced with a diagnosis and their loved ones are often desperate for a cure. Unfortunately, there are many myths doing the rounds regarding possible cures and treatments which are not based on scientific evidence. This gives […]

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Published: 24 August 2011
Updated: 14 June 2018
Categories: Cancer Myths

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