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CANSA Service Spotlight – Lorraine Govender (National Manager: Health Promotion)

Lorraine Govender CANSA National Manager: Health Promotion shares what she loves about her job and her role in advocating for tobacco control in South Africa on behalf of CANSA…

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Published: 30 May 2023
Updated: 4 July 2023
Categories: Advocacy, No-Tobacco Campaign, Work for CANSA

CANSA Ask The Expert Virtual Support Group – 26 April 2023

Join our virtual support group – on 26 April 2023 – where guest speaker, Dr Kerry-Ann Louw discusses depression and anxiety.

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Published: 21 April 2023
Updated: 30 May 2023
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA Webinars, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

CANSA Partners with Capital Legacy

CANSA has partnered with Capital Legacy, South Africa’s largest wills and estate specialists, to help more people get their valid wills in place…

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Published: 20 April 2023
Updated: 29 September 2023
Categories: Fundraising Events & Projects, Our Cause Related Marketing Partners

CANSA Service Spotlight – Sr Vlooi Venter and Stoma Department on World Ostomy Day

Sr Vlooi Venter is CANSA’s Clinical Support and Stoma Manager. She says,”It can take a while to adapt to living with a stoma, this is not an easy process, so it is important to seek guidance and educate yourself and loved ones. Taking a new ostomate’s hand, who is about to give up on life, and easing their anxiety by walking alongside them teaching them about life with a stoma and stoma products, until they feel they have regained their independence and will to live is immensely satisfying”…

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Published: 20 March 2023
Updated: 15 February 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health, Work for CANSA

Knowledge for Life: CANSA Unveils Podcast Series For #GivingTuesday

In a significant step towards community education, CANSA introduces a podcast series sharing helpful insights into lowering the cancer risk and care. This initiative underlines CANSA’s commitment to educating the public with knowledge that can make a difference in the fight against cancer, ‘On the CANSA Couch’ is made possible by partner, Liberty who together with CANSA, aims to help raise awareness and screening. The partnership sees Liberty sponsoring screening clinics, as well as getting involved in efforts to educate people about early detection, testing and sharing knowledge to educate…

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Published: 22 February 2023
Updated: 3 July 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, About Cancer, Advocacy, Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, Caregiving and Cancer, Environment, I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, No Alcohol, No-Tobacco Campaign, Our Corporate Social Investment Partners, SunSmart, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Webinar – Interventions for Adolescents and Young Adults Living with Cancer by CANSA TLC

Webinar – RECORDING available: Learn about the web-based interventions and resources CANSA TLC will offer to help build resilience for young adults to cope with cancer. The objective is to address the specific unique needs of adolescents and young adults, when diagnosed with cancer…

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Published: 13 February 2023
Updated: 30 March 2023
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA Webinars, CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme, Men's Health, Women's Health

CANSA Service Spotlight – Lorraine Mamitwa (CANSA TLC Nicus Lodge Assistant)

Lorraine Mamitwa CANSA TLC Assistant shares about the work she does to support children with cancer and their parents…

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Published: 12 February 2023
Updated: 17 March 2023
Categories: CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme, Work for CANSA

CANSA Service Spotlight – Prof Michael Herbst (Health Specialist Consultant)

Prof Michael Herbst, a cancer survivor himself, has been with CANSA for 14 years and is currently the Health Specialist Consultant responsible for writing and collating CANSA’s Fact Sheets, as well as, sharing his knowledge and experience regarding various cancers with colleagues and the public through interviews, webinars, health talks and tele counselling.

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Published: 20 January 2023
Updated: 23 January 2023
Categories: Work for CANSA

Video: Melanoma Patient Webinar

Recording available – ‘Let’s get under the skin of melanoma – mutation matters’. Exploring testing, early diagnosis and treatment…

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Published: 19 December 2022
Updated: 7 February 2023
Categories: CANSA Webinars, Men's Health, SunSmart, Women's Health

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 October 2022
Updated: 22 December 2022
Categories: CANSA Webinars, Types of cancer, Women's Health

Cape Argus Facebook Live – Get Educated About Breast Cancer – 27 October 2022

Watch video recording – Dr Francois Malherbe, Head of Breast and Surgical Endocrine Unit Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, and Lucy Balona (CANSA) discussed breast cancer on Facebook…

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Published: 25 October 2022
Updated: 22 December 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA Webinars, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Women's Health

Seminar: Unpacking the Implications of Constitutional Guarantees on the Right to Health for Cancer Patients

CANSA / Cancer Alliance invites you to a seminar on 6 October 2022 “Unpacking the Implications of Constitutional Guarantees on the Right to Health for Cancer Patients”…

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Published: 25 September 2022
Updated: 7 October 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer

Airlink Sponsors Domestic Flights for CANSA

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is grateful to Airlink who have come on board as our travel partner for domestic flights. ‘Flights in kind’ are part of Airlink’s commitment to the development of Airlink approved registered non-profit organisations, foundations and trusts…

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Published: 8 September 2022
Updated: 16 September 2022
Categories: Our Corporate Social Investment Partners

CANSA Service Spotlight – Sr Anita Schomburg (Registered Nurse)

A Day in the Life of a Registered Nurse Tell me about yourself… I would describe myself as kind, chatty, easy-going, passionate, sensitive, organised, artistic and people orientated. I enjoy meeting new people and am a creative thinker who likes to find alternative solutions for problems. I had the great privilege to grow up as […]

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Published: 29 August 2022
Updated: 29 August 2022
Categories: Work for CANSA

CANSA Service Spotlight – Cisca Loggenberg (Service Coordinator)

A Day in the Life of a Service Coordinator Tell me about yourself… I am Cisca Loggenberg an it is my passion to work with people, especially cancer patients. What position are you in? I am the Service Coordinator at the CANSA Care Centre in Pretoria. How long have you been working for CANSA? I […]

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Published: 29 August 2022
Updated: 29 August 2022
Categories: Work for CANSA

CANSA Service Spotlight – Sr Farhara Goolamnabi (Registered Nurse)

A Day in the Life of a Registered Nurse at CANSA Tell me about yourself… My name is Farhara Goolamnabi. I am 28 years of age. I am a registered nurse who specialised in neonatal intensive care and infection control. I have 7 years of experience in working in the private sector. I think of […]

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Published: 29 August 2022
Updated: 29 August 2022
Categories: Work for CANSA

Put Your Support Behind CANSA’s Volunteers

As we celebrate volunteers on International Volunteers’ Day in December, CANSA is mindful that without volunteers it would not be able to deliver quality emotional and practical support to cancer patients, loved ones and caregivers, or educate local communities regarding how to lower personal cancer risk. Ongoing costs incurred by volunteers include  transport and data costs. Any individual or company or service organisation can make an impact by contributing towards assisting our volunteers so we can help more patients. Make a donation or get in touch with CANSA so we can partner on volunteer programmes…

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Published: 9 August 2022
Updated: 8 May 2024
Categories: Advocacy, Become a Volunteer, Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News

Men Supporting Men Support Group with Xylon van Eyck – 23 July 2022

CANSA invites male cancer patients and survivors to join our next support group meeting via Zoom.  We are excited that our speaker will be Xylon van Eyck, cancer survivor and Ironman athlete, sharing his journey and how he overcomes challenges…

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Published: 21 July 2022
Updated: 28 July 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA Webinars, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Men's Health

Webinar Series – U.S. Chamber and CANSA on Strengthening Health Systems for Cancer Care

On International Cancer Survivors’ Day 2022, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) announced a series of webinars bringing together public and private sector participants (industry representatives, think tanks, academicians, researchers). The first webinar in the series will take place on 14 July 2022…

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Published: 11 July 2022
Updated: 19 July 2022
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars

Cancer Webinar with Bounti – Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Recording available: #CANSASmartChoice partner bounti (a Discovery Vitality partner) and Lisa Raleigh hosted webinar focused living a cancer preventative lifestyle, coping during the cancer journey and supporting those in remission…

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Published: 25 May 2022
Updated: 7 June 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, Beyond Diagnosis & Treatment, CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer

CANSA Men Supporting Men Cancer Support group – 28 May 2022

Join the CANSA Men Supporting Men Cancer Support group on 28 May 2022 | 09:00-10:00

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Published: 23 May 2022
Updated: 24 June 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA Webinars, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Men's Health

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