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Read CANSA’s media releases in the posts below – and click here for the latest info re ShavathonRelay For Life, Cuppa For CANSA, and CANSA Active news.

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Maroela Media
CANSA is proud to be partnering with Maroela Media for our 90th Anniversary Celebrations.

Your Wellness Matters
Your Wellness Matters is a free community newspaper focused on health and wellness promotion. Our goal is to provide our readers with access to credible, preventative health and wellness information inclusive of, but not limited to physical, mental, nutritional, emotional, financial, educational and social wellness. We are proud to be a media partner of the CANSA organisation.

PurpleMoss Media Provides Coverage for CANSA

CANSA thanks PurpleMoss Media for the coverage they provide for CANSA at SPAR Pharmacies…

Buddies for Life / Oncology Buddies

Buddies for Life delivers lifestyle-orientated online content in an appealing, uplifting format to breast cancer Survivors.

Oncology Buddies (included in each Buddies for Life publication) caters for other cancer awareness and the various support groups. The focus is on awareness, education and support.

CANSA contributes articles to Buddies for Life / Oncology Buddies emagazine.

Nutri-Reset Digital Publication

CANSA contributes articles to the Nutri-Reset emagazine.


Mzanzihealth online magazine covers the entire gamut of health-related issues, activities, experiences, products and more.

CANSA contributes articles to this magazine.

Queries CANSA
For more information, please contact Lucy Balona, Head Marketing & Communication CANSA – email: or tel: 011-616 7662. Alternately, phone the CANSA Help Desk toll free on 0800 22 66 22 or email us at

Don’t Let Cancer Get Under Your Skin

As part of its 2022 SunSmart health awareness campaign, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is hosting free FotoFinder and skin examinations, sponsored by Novartis, in: Roodepoort – 13 January, Vredendal – 17 January, Springbok – 21 and 22 January, Rustenburg – 27 January and Nelspruit – 27 January. Appointments can be booked through CANSA Care Centres or directly with CANSA Service Coordinators in the various regions.

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Published: 12 Jan 2022 | Last Updated: 12 Jan 2022
Categories: Media Releases & News, SunSmart

CANSA a Beneficiary of World Cancer Walk – 9 January 2022

CANSA is honoured to be part of the World Cancer Walk 2022. Please join us by walking with us on the 9 January 2022 or making an online donation…

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Published: 1 Jan 2022 | Last Updated: 10 Jan 2022
Categories: Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News

CANSA Volunteers Driving Hope

International Volunteers’ Day (5 December 2021) is an opportunity for CANSA to recognise the selfless men and women who have dedicated their energy, time, and skills to helping those affected by cancer for the 90 years of the organisation’s existence. CANSA will be celebrating with volunteers on a regional level, at a special functions during the course of December…

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Published: 2 Dec 2021 | Last Updated: 2 Jan 2022
Categories: Media Releases & News, Volunteers Inspire

KANSA Vier 90 jaar – Saam Gee Ons

English Media Release 29 November 2021 – KANSA, in 1931 gestig, het ’n merkwaardige mylpaal behaal: dit vier vanjaar sy 90ste bestaansjaar. KANSA bly relevant, hoogs aanpasbaar en veerkragtig, deur sy fokus en dienste te verfyn om beter aan die behoeftes van diegene wat deur kanker geaffekteer word te voldoen, en die publiek te leer […]

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Published: 29 Nov 2021 | Last Updated: 29 Nov 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News

CANSA Celebrating 90 Years – Together We Give

CANSA, founded in 1931, has reached an extraordinary milepost, celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. CANSA has remained relevant, highly adaptable, and resilient, through refining its focus and service offerings to better meet the needs of those affected by cancer and educate the public on how to lower cancer risk…

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Published: 24 Nov 2021 | Last Updated: 2 Jan 2022
Categories: CANSA 90th Anniversary, Media Releases & News

Men Tackling Prostate Cancer Together

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men globally and the number one cancer affecting all South African men (National Cancer Registry 2017), with 1 in 17 men being at risk for diagnosis in their lifetime. International and local research indicates that the risk for aggressive prostate cancer is higher in black African men. * It’s vital to note that prostate cancer tends to run in families. CANSA encourages men to get to know their family history of cancer and symptoms, not delaying age-appropriate prostate screening, as many men die unnecessarily from the disease due to late diagnosis.

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Published: 3 Nov 2021 | Last Updated: 16 Nov 2021
Categories: CANSA Highlights, Media Releases & News, Men's Health

Nutri-Reset Digital Publication

CANSA contributes articles to Nutri-Reset Digital publication…

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Published: 3 Nov 2021 | Last Updated: 3 Nov 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

Early Detection of Breast Cancer is Vital

CANSA highlights the important role that women can play in taking ownership of their personal health during breast cancer awareness month and that getting checked regularly and early, is vital. In celebration of CANSA’s 90th birthday, Novartis is giving back and offering a total of 360 free Clinical Breast Examinations from 27 September to 8 October at selected CANSA Care Centres in Kimberley, Cape Town, Richards Bay, Durban, Pretoria, Rustenburg, Bedfordview, Gqeberha (PE) and Bloemfontein – bookings at…

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Published: 1 Nov 2021 | Last Updated: 3 Nov 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News, Women's Health

Fighting Cancer Together with Motsepe Foundation

In late October 2021, CANSA was thrilled to be presented with a generous donation, of R1 million from the Motsepe Foundation, at the African Fashion International opening function held in Gauteng…

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Published: 31 Oct 2021 | Last Updated: 9 Dec 2021
Categories: About CANSA, CANSA 90th Anniversary, Media Releases & News, Our Corporate Social Investment Partners

Live, Laugh and Love with CANSA SPAR Virtual Tea

As part of special celebrations for its 90th Anniversary, CANSA is hosting four CANSA SPAR Tea Cuppa For CANSA, events in Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Durban, and Paarl on 30 of October 2021 in a virtual format. The events aim to bring awareness to CANSA’s on-going fight against cancer as well as raise funds towards their care and support programmes for those affected by cancer…

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Published: 24 Oct 2021 | Last Updated: 2 Nov 2021
Categories: Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News, Women's Health

Pink Trees for Pauline Proud to be more of what the World Needs!

The 2021 Pink Trees for Pauline drive, #doekwithadifference (a colourful head wrap), in association with CANSA will again reach communities far and wide for the 3rd consecutive year…

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Published: 23 Oct 2021 | Last Updated: 2 Nov 2021
Categories: Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News, Women's Health

Freya Hats Awarded CANSA Seal of Recognition

Freya Hats is a perfect fit to receive the CANSA Seal of Recognition (Protection Category). Local, handmade, and sustainable, the hats also comply with international safety standards regarding sun protection properties and are available for men, women, and children, receiving the endorsement from CANSA…

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Published: 22 Oct 2021 | Last Updated: 3 Nov 2021
Categories: CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, Media Releases & News, SunSmart

Painting the Streets of Mzansi Purple

15 October 2021 – What started twelve years ago with one brave soul running through peak hour traffic in a speedo to raise awareness about cancer, has since become a nationwide phenomenon. Usually held as a mass participation event in Johannesburg, today saw the first ever COVID-edition national Hollard Daredevil Run 2021 take place around the country…

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Published: 15 Oct 2021 | Last Updated: 19 Oct 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News, Men's Health

Cancer Survivor Cycles and Runs for CANSA

On 17 September, cancer survivor, Richard Lomax, sets out on his incredible journey of cycling from Johannesburg to Cape Town in support of Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)’s 90th anniversary.  He’s estimated to arrive in Cape Town, in early October, just in time to participate in the Cape Town Cycle Tour, as well as the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon the following weekend and ending with running the London Virtual Marathon, in a bid to raise awareness and funds.

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Published: 15 Sep 2021 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2021
Categories: Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News

Communities to Act on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

This Global Week for Action on NCDs (6 – 12 September 2021), the South African Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (SANCDA), of which the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is a founding partner, celebrate the progress made in raising the profile of people living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in SA. Together with other civil society members, the Global Week of Action on NCDs hails the power and potential of people to act together on and drive NCDs change. The aim is to ensure that commitments made by government to improve health for people living with NCDs, will become a reality. The challenges presented by COVID-19 will not compromise action to help relieve the NCDs burden. #ActOnNCDs #NCDvoices

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Published: 6 Sep 2021 | Last Updated: 30 Sep 2021
Categories: Advocacy, Media Releases & News

CANSA Asks – Do You Read Labels on Food Products and Other Items?

CANSA marks 90 years in August and as part of the celebrations, is proud to announce that its Seal of Recognition Programme is revitalised to further benefit consumers by helping to educate them to make smart, informed choices when purchasing products and to help lower cancer risk…

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Published: 11 Aug 2021 | Last Updated: 4 Oct 2021
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA 90th Anniversary, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, Media Releases & News

Women – Take a Stand Against Cancer

CANSA acknowledges the collective power of women to achieve positive change and calls on women to unite around the importance of cancer screening for women and help prevent unnecessary loss of life. CANSA encourages women to arrange for cancer screening at their local CANSA Care Centre and purchase a screening voucher for a loved one, friend or employee. (Image credit:

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Published: 3 Aug 2021 | Last Updated: 1 Oct 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News, Women's Health

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 | Last Updated: 19 Oct 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Types of cancer, Women's Health

Mandela Day – CANSA Provides Relief to Cancer Patients

CANSA in support of Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July) and in line with its theme ‘One Hand Can Feed Another’, aims to help assist cancer patients by providing basic needs through food and care packages…

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Published: 12 Jul 2021 | Last Updated: 2 Aug 2021
Categories: CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Free State, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, CANSA Limpopo, CANSA Mpumalanga, CANSA North West, CANSA Northern Cape, CANSA Western Cape, Media Releases & News

Invest in Wellbeing Despite COVID

Corporate Wellness Week takes place in South Africa from 6 to 10 July 2021 and the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) encourages employers to take this opportunity to assist employees by asking them to identify health risks using CANSA’s online Lifestyle Risk Assessment. (Image taken prior to COVID-19 all safety protocols are followed during screening)

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Published: 1 Jul 2021 | Last Updated: 2 Aug 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

CANSA and Netcare Join Hands to Establish Virtual Cancer Support Group

CANSA and Netcare today announced that the two organisations have partnered to establish a national virtual cancer support group. This support group will be open to all persons impacted by cancer, including newly diagnosed individuals starting their cancer treatment journey, cancer survivors – even those who have been in remission for years – as well as family members and caregivers.

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Published: 25 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 21 Jul 2021
Categories: I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

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