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Video Interview – Fast Facts from Karger: Breast Cancer and Social Stigma

Abeda Steenkamp, breast cancer Survivor and social worker at CANSA, was interviewed and shares her views on breast cancer and social stigma…

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Published: 25 Oct 2022
Updated: 27 Oct 2022
Categories: CANSA Highlights, CANSA Webinars, Types of cancer, Women's Health

Testicular Cancer

The lifetime risk for Testicular Cancer in men in South Africa, is 1 in 1 578, according to the 2019 National Cancer Registry. Most Testicular Cancers can be detected early – a lump or swelling may be the first sign that a medical practitioner should be consulted. Reduce Risk Through Self-Examination It’s important for young […]

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Published: 6 Sep 2022
Updated: 14 Sep 2022
Categories: Types of cancer

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, is cancer of the lymphoid tissue, which includes the lymph nodes, spleen and other organs of the immune system. It is the 4th most diagnosed cancer in men and the 5th most diagnosed cancer in women in SA. It estimated that 1 in 176 men and 1 in 265 women in SA will […]

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Published: 6 Sep 2022
Updated: 15 Sep 2022
Categories: Types of cancer

Prostate Cancer

The lifetime risk for prostate cancer in men in South Africa, is 1 in 15, according to the 2019 National Cancer Registry. Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer globally and locally and showing significant increases. Media Release Infographic International and local research indicates that the risk for aggressive prostate cancer is higher in […]

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Published: 6 Sep 2022
Updated: 3 Nov 2022
Categories: Types of cancer, Uncategorized

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

Uterine (Uterus) Cancer

Cancer of the uterus, also as known as uterine cancer or womb cancer is the 4th most common cancer affecting women in SA. 1 in 128 women are at risk for being diagnosed with uterine cancer (NCR 2017). The most common form of this cancer affects the lining of the uterus, known as the endometrium and is […]

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Published: 4 Aug 2022
Categories: Types of cancer, Women's Health

Breast Cancer

Apart from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women of all races, with a lifetime risk of 1 in 27 in South Africa, according to the 2019 National Cancer Registry (NCR). Both breast and cervical cancer have been identified as a national priority with increasing incidences occurring. Media Release Infographic Approximately […]

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Published: 4 Aug 2022
Updated: 17 Oct 2022
Categories: Types of cancer, Women's Health

Melanoma

There are two main categories of skin cancer, namely, melanoma (malignant melanoma) and non-melanoma. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the incidence of both non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers has been increasing over the past decades, and WHO estimates that a 10 % decrease in ozone levels will result in an additional 300 000 […]

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Published: 19 May 2022
Updated: 20 May 2022
Categories: SunSmart, Types of cancer

Letter from CANSA Urging Parents to Support Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination Programme in Schools

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) wishes to advise parents / guardians to get their daughters vaccinated for HPV, to ensure that they are protected from getting cervical cancer. CANSA is also asking parents / guardians to consider the health and the future of their girl child. Parents / guardians can do this by signing the consent form and return it in good time back to the school. Parents / guardians who make it possible for their girl child to be vaccinated with the HPV vaccine are making sure that their girl child is protected for the rest of her life against HPV infection and the possibility of getting cervical cancer…

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Published: 6 Feb 2022
Updated: 13 Jul 2022
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Men's Health, Types of cancer, Women's Health

Lung Cancer Awareness Video – CANSA MLCCP Partnership with University of KZN

CANSA is concerned about the low awareness of lung cancer. More than two-thirds of patients are diagnosed at a late stage, when the cancer has already spread to other parts of the body. If lung cancer is found at an earlier stage, when it’s small and before it has spread, it’s more likely to be successfully treated. This concern led to a partnership with the University of KwaZulu-Natal for a Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme (UKZN-MLCCP)…

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Published: 10 Dec 2021
Updated: 14 Jan 2022
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Highlights, Men's Health, Types of cancer, Women's Health

Zoom Panel Discussion – Let’s Get Real about Men and Prostate Cancer

CANSA hosted a Zoom panel discussion on 18 November 2021 ‘Let’s Get Real about Men and Prostate Cancer’…

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Published: 17 Nov 2021
Updated: 24 Nov 2021
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Types of cancer

Radio Spots – CANSA Cervical Cancer Awareness and Screening

Radio spots available in English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu and SeSotho courtesy of Siemens Healthineers. South African women have a 1 in 40 lifetime risk of cervical cancer (NCR 2017). Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer related deaths, and the second most common diagnosed cancer (excluding basal cell carcinoma) among SA women. CANSA encourages women aged 18 to 69 to contact their CANSA Care Centre to make an appointment for a Pap smear, or visit their local clinic or health professional. Early detection saves lives…

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Published: 12 Nov 2021
Updated: 5 Aug 2022
Categories: Advocacy, Types of cancer, Women's Health

Webinar – Talking Lung Cancer 11 November 2021

A round table discussion via Zoom took place on Thursday, 11 November 2021, featuring a cancer patient; Dr Poovan Govender, Oncologist, and a palliative care nurse, Zodwa Sithole (CANSA Head of Advocacy), and caregiver, Christa Matthee – recording now available…

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Published: 9 Nov 2021
Updated: 16 Nov 2021
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA Webinars, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, No-Tobacco Campaign, Types of cancer

Lung Cancer

Zoom Support Group: 27 August 2022 – Michael Meredith (neuroendocrine lung cancer Survivor, trained counsellor and end of life doula) shares his story… Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, accounting for 2.1 million new cases and 1.8 million deaths in 2018. (1) More than two-thirds of lung cancer patients are diagnosed at a […]

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Published: 7 Nov 2021
Updated: 26 Aug 2022
Categories: Men's Health, Types of cancer, Women's Health

Radio Spots – Lung Cancer Awareness & Symptoms

SABC English https://cansa.org.za/files/2021/11/Lung-Cancer-Advert-SABC-English-v2.mp3 SABC Zulu https://cansa.org.za/files/2021/11/Lung-Cancer-Advert-SABC-Zulu-v2.mp3 General English https://cansa.org.za/files/2021/11/Lung-Cancer-Advert-English-general-v2.mp3 General Zulu https://cansa.org.za/files/2021/11/Lung-Cancer-Advert-Zulu-general-v2.mp3 Find more information regarding lung cancer…

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Published: 3 Nov 2021
Categories: Men's Health, Types of cancer, Women's Health

Men and Breast Cancer

Male breast cancer is rare, accounting for 1% of all breast cancers. It is a hundred times more common in women than in men…

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Published: 2 Nov 2021
Updated: 4 Aug 2022
Categories: Men's Health, Types of cancer

CANSA Highlights the Importance of Lung Cancer Awareness

World Lung Cancer Day is observed on 1 August to raise awareness about the causes and treatment of lung cancer, and to support those affected by the disease. Lung cancer accounted for over 2,2 million new cases and 1 796 144 deaths worldwide in 2020 (Globocan 2020) making it the most fatal cancer globally. It’s in the top five most frequent cancers in SA excluding non-melanoma skin cancer in 2020 (Globocan 2020). The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) has partnered with the University of KwaZulu-Natal in a bid to raise much needed awareness about lung cancer in several KZN communities.

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Published: 28 Jul 2021
Updated: 19 Oct 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Types of cancer, Women's Health

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal or colon cancer is among the top three cancers for both men and women in South Africa with 1 in 77 males and 1 in 132 females diagnosed according to the National Cancer Register (2019)**. There is evidence of many younger individuals being diagnosed with colorectal cancer. It’s the second most common cancer in men […]

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Published: 23 Apr 2021
Updated: 28 Jul 2022
Categories: Men's Health, Types of cancer, Women's Health

Cervical Cancer

The cervix is the lower, narrow end of the uterus (the hollow, pear-shaped organ where a foetus can grow). The cervix leads from the uterus to the vagina (birth canal) below. Cervical cancer is the 2nd most common cancer among South African women, but the cancer women die of most in our country. Women in […]

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Published: 3 Mar 2021
Updated: 15 Sep 2022
Categories: Types of cancer, Women's Health

Link Between Breast Cancer and Malignant Melanoma

Recent studies have provided evidence of a link between Breast Cancer and Malignant Melanoma. These studies raise the possibility that survivors of one cancer may be prone to developing the other cancer. Read Pubmed Studies… Carriers of mutations in the Breast Cancer Gene have an increased risk of Melanoma, while carriers of mutations in the Melanoma […]

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Published: 8 Sep 2017
Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Research Findings, Types of cancer, Women's Health

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