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The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) urges individuals to be proactive about protecting their skin and being aware of changes to their skin. Skin cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, and as South Africa has one of the highest monitored ultraviolet (UV) levels in the world, it also has one of the highest incidences of skin cancer globally.
Posted on 7 Dec 2020
International Volunteers Day is celebrated annually on 5 December to give thanks to volunteers, globally, who selflessly give of themselves to uplift communities and organisations. The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is hosting a virtual information session via Facebook on Saturday 5 December, 09:00–10:30 am, for any new volunteers to find out how they can participate and actively take part in CANSA programmes.
Posted on 2 Dec 2020
English Media Release 4 November 2020 – KANSA nooi hierdie November mans uit om verantwoordelikheid vir hul gesondheid te neem en om gebruik te maak van die kanker-siftingstoetse wat by KANSA Sorgsentrums beskikbaar is. Volgens die 2016 Nasionale Kankerregister (NKR) […]
Posted on 10 Nov 2020
This November, CANSA calls on men to be responsible for their health and to take advantage of cancer screening available at CANSA Care Centres. The five leading cancers affecting men* according to the 2016 National Cancer Registry (NCR) are prostate, colorectal, lung, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and bladder cancer. #CANSAscreening #MensHealth
Posted on 5 Nov 2020
CANSA launches its iSurvivor Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) email support programme as part of breast cancer awareness month in October. In addition to existing online support offerings and ground level support programmes for cancer patients, this programme is aimed at assisting and helping mostly MBC patients with their experienced challenges.
Posted on 22 Oct 2020
September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness month and the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) highlights support available to children and parents affected by cancer, through its CANSA Tough Living with Cancer’s (TLC) Broviac / Port and Prosthetics programme and CANSA Tele Counselling service. #CANSATLC #ChildhoodCancer #CANSAcares
Posted on 23 Sep 2020
CANSA is partnering with the South African Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (SANCDA) to support the Global Week for Action on NCDs (7 to 11 September 2020). Hosted annually by the global NCD Alliance, the theme for 2020 is ‘Accountability’. #ActOnNCDs #BuildBackBetter
Posted on 3 Sep 2020
CANSA and South African Skin Cancer Foundation (SASCF) are partnering to offer free skin cancer screenings on 1 September 2020.
Posted on 27 Aug 2020
The South Africa Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (SA NCDs Alliance) is raising concern over the systemic neglect of non-communicable conditions (NCDs) like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, asthma and mental health problems due to neglected NCDs prevention and treatment.
Posted on 20 Aug 2020
CANSA reminds South Africans to be SunSmart, by protecting their skin at all times and especially during the holidays. Ultraviolet rays (UVA and UVB) reach the earth’s surface and are damaging to skin. UVB is responsible for producing sunburn and can cause sunburn within fifteen minutes, causing permanent damage while UVA rays can contribute to ageing the skin and DNA damage. Damage from both UVA and UVB rays can lead to skin cancer. #SunSmart
Posted on 20 Aug 2020
Despite the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and the need to minimise social gatherings to curb the spread of the virus, beauty and personal care company Avon Justine, will once again partner with non-governmental organisations to host the first ever virtual national walkathon on 31 October 2020 to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and education.
Posted on 18 Aug 2020
Pink Trees for Pauline (PTFP) in association with CANSA have partnered again and invite all clubs, workplaces, schools, institutions and individuals to embrace #doekwithadifference (wearing a head wrap or scarf) OR wrapping trees in the community in pink fabric.
Posted on 13 Aug 2020
In August, CANSA encourages women to take care of themselves by knowing their bodies, the signs of cancer and taking up their right to cancer screening to promote early detection. #WomensHealth #CANSAscreening #BreastCancer #CervicalCancer #WomensMonth
Posted on 5 Aug 2020
Cuppa For CANSA is an opportunity to connect with those you care about and drinking your favourite beverage while raising funds for a worthy cause at the same time. We’re excited to introduce ‘Celebration of Life’ and invite you to share ‘Cuppa’ story with us by hosting an intimate Cuppa with your family groups, friends or colleagues at work.
Posted on 2 Aug 2020
CANSA gives back to cancer patients, those affected by cancer and caregivers by launching its CANSA Tele Counselling service. This is confidential, professional, cancer-related telephonic counselling to cancer patients, caregivers and their families and parents or guardians of children living with cancer. Counselling is available in seven languages (English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu, siSwati, Sesotho and Setswana) and is free of charge. #CANSATeleCounselling #ConnectWithHope #MandelaDay
Posted on 15 Jul 2020
Rugani Vegetable juices have been awarded the CANSA Seal of Recognition signifying these juices as a CANSA Smart Choice. Owing to the innovative extraction processes and packaging, no additives (sugar, preservatives or colourants) are used in the production of Rugani’s juices and provide nutrients that may aid in reducing the risk of cancer.
Posted on 8 Jul 2020
CANSA has continued to provide vital services to cancer patients during lockdown and invites those who have benefitted from its support services to ‘pay it forward’ this International Survivors’ month (June), by sharing how CANSA has helped them and making a donation to support the organisation.
Posted on 7 Jun 2020
Eau Thermale Avène Partners with CANSA to Offer soothing Skincare to Patients & Carers this International Cancer Survivors’ Month
CANSA has partnered with Eau Thermale Avène to celebrate cancer Survivors and the caregivers and staff taking care of them, this International Cancer Survivors’ Month, by delivering 780 thermal water and skin repair products to patients, caregivers and staff at CANSA’s 11 Care Homes.
Posted on 6 Jun 2020
CANSA welcomes the re-opening of four more of its CANSA Care Homes in Rustenburg, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and George. Most of the CANSA Care Homes have remained open despite the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and where homes were temporarily closed due to restrictions, plans were made to admit critical cancer patients full time at specific hospitals and treatment centres.
Posted on 13 May 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic, subsequent national lockdown and ban on the sale of tobacco products may have forced many smokers to stop smoking. Having to quit in this way may be challenging on so many levels. It could cause intense withdrawal and cravings, which could lead to widespread anxiety. As part of World No Tobacco Day (31 May), CANSA offers support to these smokers and also to others who have embraced the opportunity to quit smoking and are looking for coping tips.
Posted on 25 Apr 2020