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Stories of Hope

Read about our cancer Survivors’ journeys as they cope with cancer and be inspired and encouraged. See posts below.

Share Your Story with Us

Your story as a cancer Survivor (anyone who has heard the words “you have cancer”) or as a loved one, or caregiver of someone affected by cancer, can be of great encouragement to others. Share your journey on our website or on Facebook.

2021 is CANSA’s 90th Anniversary – submit your story of Hope here: https://cansa.org.za/cancer-stories-of-hope-cansa90/

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Published: 14 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Published: 12 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Published: 12 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Published: 12 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 12 Jun 2021
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Published: 9 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 9 Jun 2021
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Published: 9 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 9 Jun 2021
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Published: 4 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 9 Jun 2021
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Published: 4 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 9 Jun 2021
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Published: 4 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 9 Jun 2021
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Published: 4 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 9 Jun 2021
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Published: 4 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 9 Jun 2021
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Both Sides of My Cancer Story

By Nicole Fuller: Cancer Patient As I approach almost four years since I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer from that indescribable fear of a cancer diagnosis to an incredible journey. I would like to share both sides of my cancer story. I was diagnosed with Invasive lobular carcinoma in both breasts in July 2017. […]

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Published: 4 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 4 Jun 2021
Categories: I have Cancer, Stories of Hope, Women's Health

Stories van Kankeroorwinnaars Inspireer Hoop

English Media Release 25 Mei 2021 – KANSA vier in 2021 90 jaar van diens en sien daarna uit om in Junie Internasionale Kankeroorwinnaarsdag met kankerpasiënte en geliefdes te vier. KANSA besef dat diegene wat deur kanker geaffekteer word baie moed weerspieël soos hulle diagnose, behandeling en newe-effekte ervaar, asook die voordeel wat die ondersteuning […]

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Published: 2 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 9 Jun 2021
Categories: I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Stories of Hope

Cancer Survivor Stories Inspire Hope

CANSA celebrates 90 years of service in 2021 and looks forward to celebrating International Cancer Survivors’ Day in June with cancer patients and loved ones. CANSA recognises the courage displayed by those affected by cancer as they go through diagnosis, treatment and side effects, and the benefit of support throughout this journey from fellow Survivors. CANSA invites 90 cancer patients and more, assisted by the organisation to share their story of Hope to inspire others.

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Published: 26 May 2021 | Last Updated: 9 Jun 2021
Categories: CANSA Highlights, I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Stories of Hope

Lerato Monyatsi – Summiting the Mountain called Colon Cancer

Vibrant Lerato Monyatsi shares how she is climbing her way to victory over colon cancer…

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Published: 19 Feb 2021 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: I have Cancer, Stories of Hope

My Second Chance: Josh’s Story of Hope

Just after Josh Cragg’s twelfth birthday, he was diagnosed with an aggressive childhood cancer that presented a huge challenge for him and his family. What was the journey like, what perspectives has it given him, and how can we support children in similar situations? The youngest of three Zimbabwean brothers, Josh, now 24, recently qualified […]

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Published: 13 Feb 2020 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme, Stories of Hope

University Student Shares Lessons She has Learnt on her Cancer Journey

Emma Danilowitz (21 yrs) and a student at Stellenbosch University, shares her cancer journey: January 2020 – As some of you know, 2019 was quite an interesting and somewhat terrifying year for me. I was diagnosed with a germ cell tumour in January and I’ve learnt so much throughout this year that I thought I […]

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Published: 12 Feb 2020
Categories: Stories of Hope

Naniki Seboni – Brown Skin Girl

Naniki Seboni (29) tells us how she was teased at school for ‘wanting to be like a white girl’ because she used sunscreen and how at the age of 24, she was diagnosed with Stage 3 malignant melanoma. Ailments as a Child Naniki sufferred severe nose bleeds as a child. “We never knew what that […]

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Published: 6 Feb 2020 | Last Updated: 6 Feb 2020
Categories: Stories of Hope, SunSmart

Bobby Were Busts the Myth that Men Can’t be Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Bobby Were shares: I am a male breast cancer Survivor and this is my story…

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Published: 25 Oct 2019 | Last Updated: 5 Nov 2020
Categories: Men's Health, Stories of Hope

Marlene Pretorius Shares her Journey as a Breast Cancer Survivor

My name is Marlene Pretorius, and I am a breast cancer Survivor – why do I say this with a smile? Well, firstly, I survived this dreaded disease, and secondly, when I received an invitation to do a Breast Cancer Survivor Talk, it was the first time that it hit home. After working for CANSA […]

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Published: 22 Oct 2019 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Stories of Hope, Women's Health

What cancer Taught Me by Jacqui Ramage breast cancer Survivor

Breast cancer Survivor Jacqui Ramage (42 yrs) photo-documented her journey from diagnosis through to remission, and wrote this inspiring message about what cancer has taught her.

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Published: 29 Oct 2018 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Stories of Hope, Women's Health

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