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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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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

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: lbalona@cansa.org.za or tel: 011-616 7662. Alternately, phone the CANSA Help Desk toll free on 0800 22 66 22 or email us at info@cansa.org.za

Help Needed For CANSA Volunteers  

Can you help? We would love to be able to provide our volunteers with the tools they need to operate within their communities – be it with a laptop, smartphone, training and upskilling on computer software and social media platforms or assistance with mobile data so that they can, optimally, continue with their work for CANSA. We’re operating with a business model that relies on technology and it’s important for volunteers to be able to attend meetings, training, and supervision sessions online. So, we appeal to the public and corporates and invite them to show their community spirit by helping us with donations and sponsorships of these items to keep our volunteers active in the communities where they work…

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Published: 1 Dec 2022
Updated: 1 Dec 2022
Categories: CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Free State, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA Highlights, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, CANSA Limpopo, CANSA Mpumalanga, CANSA North West, CANSA Northern Cape, CANSA Western Cape, Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Volunteers Inspire, Women's Health

New CANSA Digital Fundraising Initiative for Giving Tuesday

Businesses supporting I’m Alive! can promote their products and services at no cost by offering a discount voucher as part of the CANSA I’m Alive! subscription. It’s a unique opportunity for businesses to secure sponsored content while gaining brand equity and meeting their Sustainable Development Goals when donating towards this valuable cause…

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Published: 28 Nov 2022
Updated: 29 Nov 2022
Categories: CANSA Highlights, Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News, Our Cause Related Marketing Partners

Nia Africa Awarded CANSA Seal of Recognition

24 November 2022 – The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is proud to announce its latest CANSA Seal of Recognition partner, Nia Africa, under the CANSA Smart Choice Physical Activity category. This holistic movement practice conditions the body, mind, and emotions through a blend of dance, martial arts, and healing arts encouraging a holistic, and […]

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Published: 22 Nov 2022
Updated: 23 Nov 2022
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, CANSA's Seal of Recognition - Physical Activity Category, Media Releases & News

Vroeë Opsporing Speel ’n Belangrike Rol

English Media Release Gesondheidsbewustheidsmaand vir mans word wêreldwyd in November erken, met 19 November wat as die Internasionale dag vir Mans gevier word. Hierdie dag erken die positiewe waarde wat mans tot hul families en gemeenskappe bydra en skep bewustheid van mans se gesondheid en welstand. Die Kankervereniging van Suid-Afrika (KANSA) plaas die kollig op die […]

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Published: 14 Nov 2022
Categories: Media Releases & News, Men's Health

Early Detection Plays Key Role

Men’s Health Awareness month is recognised globally in November, with 19 November celebrated as International Men’s Day – a day recognising the positive value men bring to their families and communities and raise awareness with a focus on men’s health and wellbeing. CANSA highlights the importance of the top five leading cancers affecting men in South Africa and urges men to go for regular check-ups, not only during November, but throughout the year…

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Published: 3 Nov 2022
Updated: 14 Nov 2022
Categories: CANSA Highlights, Media Releases & News, Men's Health

Vodacom Bulls take on Cell C Sharks in Massive #GetYourPinkOn Clash – 30 October 2022

On Sunday 30 October 2022, the Vodacom Bulls as part their 10th year anniversary celebrate with Puma, their technical sponsor, and will host the third edition of the #GetYourPinkOn campaign. This one promises to be bigger and better than the previous two. With the support and full backing of Vodacom as well as the official broadcaster SuperSport, the Vodacom Bulls will stand united in the fight against breast cancer and support CANSA’s service to those affected by cancer… – GO PINK with the Vodacom Bulls and benefit from CANSA screening at the event, and get your hair sprayed PINK!….

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Published: 27 Oct 2022
Updated: 1 Nov 2022
Categories: CANSA Gauteng, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News, Women's Health

Breast Cancer Screening can Save Lives

Breast and cervical cancer have been identified as a national priority with increasing incidences occurring and CANSA urges women to go for annual health check-ups and screening to detect cancer early. Apart from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in South Africa with a lifetime risk of 1 in 27, according to the 2019 National Cancer Registry (NCR). There is growing concern that most women present with late-stage cancers, which makes for a difficult prognosis…

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Published: 17 Oct 2022
Updated: 17 Oct 2022
Categories: CANSA Highlights, Media Releases & News, Women's Health

Borskanker Siftingstoetse kan Lewens Red

English Media Release Met toenemende gevalle is bors- en servikskanker as ’n nasionale prioriteit geïdentifiseer en KANSA  moedig vroue aan om vir jaarlikse gesondheidsondersoeke en siftingstoetse te gaan om kanker vroeg op te spoor. Buiten nie-melanoom velkanker, is borskanker die mees algemene kanker wat vroue in Suid-Afrika affekteer met ’n leeftydsrisiko van 1 in 27, […]

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Published: 6 Oct 2022
Categories: Media Releases & News

Daredevil Run – Bigger, Braver and Back in September 2022

Hollard has announced that the 2022 Daredevil Run will take place on Friday, 30 September. This annual event features men and boys, dressed only in purple speedos, running through the streets of Johannesburg during rush hour. The event has not only raised many an eyebrow over the past 12 years but has also played an enormous role in raising awareness about testicular and prostate cancers. Men and boys from every corner of South Africa will be able to participate in their own neighborhoods, while the much-loved Gauteng-based event returns to Zoo Lake…

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Published: 30 Sep 2022
Updated: 3 Oct 2022
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, Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News, Men's Health

bounti and Crochet Marathon in the Square for CANSA

In support of breast cancer awareness month this October, bounti and ‘Crochet for Cancer’ have teamed up for a bounti and crochet marathon in aid of the CANSA taking place on Saturday 8 October 2022 at Brooklyn Square in Brooklyn Mall, Pretoria…

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Published: 27 Sep 2022
Updated: 27 Sep 2022
Categories: CANSA Gauteng, Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News

Bounce to Fitness with CANSA & ReboundSA

1st October 2022 will be a National Rebounding Day in South Africa. CANSA is once again partnering with ReboundSA to present the second National Bounce-A-thon across the country on Saturday, 1 October…

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Published: 12 Sep 2022
Updated: 12 Sep 2022
Categories: CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, CANSA Mpumalanga, CANSA Western Cape, Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News

Call To Invest in Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

The Global Week for Action on NCDs (5 – 11 September 2022) sees the South African Non-Communicable Diseases+ Alliance (SANCDA+), of which CANSA is a founding partner, join the call to prioritise the urgent need for increased NCD financing to prevent, and treat, NCDs and build strong healthcare systems that provide access to all…

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Published: 5 Sep 2022
Updated: 12 Sep 2022
Categories: Advocacy, Media Releases & News

Helping Children with Cancer Feel Understood

CANSA partnered with the Hollard Insurance Group to release stories in short booklet form, to encourage children fighting cancer, to mark International Childhood Cancer Awareness in February 2022. The stories, written by CANSA TLC staff, were inspired by Hollard’s InstaStory platform. CANSA partnered with Hollard to design, illustrate and produce the books in an online format that is available for free on the CANSA website. Hollard further sponsored printed copies that are distributed to all CANSA TLC facilities country-wide…

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Published: 31 Aug 2022
Updated: 17 Oct 2022
Categories: CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme, Media Releases & News

Pienk Bome vir Pauline Vier 10 jaar van ‘n Verskil Maak in die SA Kankergemeenskap

English Media Release 22 Augustus 2022 – Na tien jaar, honderde kilometers materiaal in meer as 140 dorpe, kyk Pink Trees for Pauline steeds met oorgawe en groot opgewondenheid na die toekoms. Die 2022 Pienk Bome vir Pauline veldtog, #doekwithadifference (‘n kleurvolle kopdoek), in samewerking met KANSA, sal vir die 5de agtereenvolgende jaar gemeenskappe regoor […]

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Published: 26 Aug 2022
Categories: Media Releases & News

Eliminate Cervical Cancer Through Early Detection

As South Africa prepares to celebrate Women’s Day on 9 August 2022 – an important achievement for women and human rights – the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) reminds women of the vital role regular Pap smears play in the detection, and elimination, of cervical cancer.  Nearly 11 000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer annually in South Africa, making it the second most common cancer among women as well as having the highest death rate among women…

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Published: 5 Aug 2022
Updated: 16 Nov 2022
Categories: Media Releases & News, Women's Health

Pink Trees for Pauline – Ten Years of Making a Difference in SA Cancer Community

The 2022 Pink Trees for Pauline campaign, #doekwithadifference (a colourful headscarf), in collaboration with CANSA, will launched in communities across South Africa for the 5th consecutive year. The unique headscarves are sold at R100 each, hoop earrings for R50, stainless steel earrings for R100, and pink fabric to decorate trees at R30 per meter. Hannon Cherry lipsticks are also available at R170 each. Pink Trees for Pauline invites clubs, workplaces, schools, institutions, and individuals to participate enthusiastically in the #doekwithadifference project…

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Published: 2 Aug 2022
Updated: 7 Oct 2022
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, Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News, Women's Health

Together Again with Cuppa For CANSA

Every year, CANSA runs the ever popular Cuppa For CANSA (Cuppa) campaign, across South Africa. The aim is to socialise and have fun with family, friends or colleagues at a Cuppa event while raising funds for CANSA to continue delivering its care and support programmes to those affected by cancer. Participants may either host a Cuppa event or attend as a guest…

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Published: 1 Aug 2022
Updated: 27 Sep 2022
Categories: CANSA Care Centres, Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News

Support is At the End of a Telephone Call

CANSA is committed to protecting the rights of cancer patients and caregivers, having established a free Tele Counselling service (available in seven languages), two years ago in commemoration of Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July).  CANSA recognises commitment to human rights and that all affected by cancer are entitled to psycho-social support…

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Published: 15 Jul 2022
Updated: 1 Sep 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Free State, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, CANSA Limpopo, CANSA Mpumalanga, CANSA North West, CANSA Northern Cape, CANSA Western Cape, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Media Releases & News

Look After Your Own

Corporate Wellness Week takes place, 4 to 8 July 2022 and CANSA urges employers to look after their own, by inviting CANSA to the workplace to offer cancer screening and education around recognising the symptoms of cancer and lowering personal cancer risk. Screening also helps identify risk for non-communicable diseases such as heart disease and diabetes…

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Published: 29 Jun 2022
Updated: 29 Sep 2022
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, 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, Men's Health, Women's Health

CANSA Pain Manager App for better Quality of Life

As part of International Cancer Survivors’ Day, CANSA launches a free CANSA Pain Manager app, in association with the Centre of Community Technology at Nelson Mandela University (CCT), sponsored by Pfizer. It’s in the format of a diary or calendar allowing the patient / caregiver to input relevant information such as logging pain experienced daily and allows input reminders of medication schedule / dosage and appointments.

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Published: 1 Jun 2022
Updated: 1 Sep 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, Beyond Diagnosis & Treatment, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

KANSA sê Kies Rookvrye Lewenswyses

English media release 30 Mei 2022 – Die Kankervereniging van Suid-Afrika (KANSA) ondersteun die tema ‘Tabak – ‘n Bedreiging vir ons Omgewing’ vir Wêreld Geen-Tabak Dag (31 Mei 2022). In samewerking met die Nasionale Raad Teen Rook (the National Council Against Smoking), die Hart en Beroerte-Stigting van Suid-Afrika en die Suid-Afrikaanse Mediese Navorsingsraad, help KANSA […]

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Published: 30 May 2022
Updated: 30 May 2022
Categories: Media Releases & News, No-Tobacco Campaign

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