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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

Gary Rom Gives Back to Survivors in Style for CANSA’s 90th

CANSA is excited to be partnering with Gary Rom Hairdressing to celebrate 90 years of fighting cancer through research, education and support. Gary Rom is giving back to CANSA Survivors in style by offering 90 cancer survivors the Gary Rom hair experience at salons countrywide. #HairTellsAStory #CANSA90

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Published: 5 May 2021 | Last Updated: 12 May 2021
Categories: CANSA 90th Anniversary, CANSA Highlights, Media Releases & News, Our Corporate Social Investment Partners

Protect Your Interests When Giving

Afrikaanse Media Vrystelling The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown measures have placed a great strain on the economy and many people are desperate to make money. An easy target is non-profit organisations. The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) values and protect its supporters by urging them to be aware of scammers who seek to […]

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Published: 20 Apr 2021 | Last Updated: 20 Apr 2021
Categories: Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News

Beskerm Jou Belange Wanneer Jy Donasies Maak

English Media Release Die COVID-19 pandemie en gevolglike inperking plaas groot druk op die ekonomie en baie mense is desperaat om finansieël te oorleef. Ongelukkig is nie-winsgewende organisasies ‘n ‘n maklike teiken. Die Kankervereniging van Suid-Afrika (KANSA) waardeer en wil ons ondersteuners beskerm, daarom doen ons ‘n beroep op die publiek om te alle tye […]

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Published: 20 Apr 2021 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News

KANSA en SACRS stel Kolorektale Kanker Bewusmaking en Ondersteuning Bekend

English Media Release 7 April 2021 – KANSA in vennootskap met die South African Colorectal Society (SACRS) stel sy Kolorektale Kanker Bewusmakings- en Ondersteuningsprogram bekend ter ondersteuning van Wêreld Gesondheidsdag op 7 April 2021. As gevolg van COVID-19 is siftingstoetse en behandeling vertraag, maar KANSA moedig almal aan om hul gesondheid te prioritiseer. #LowerCancerRisk #ColorectalCancer […]

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Published: 7 Apr 2021 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News

CANSA and SACRS Launch Colorectal Cancer Awareness and Support

SA in partnership with The South African Colorectal Society (SACRS) launches its Colorectal Awareness and Support Programme on World Health Day, 7 April 2021. COVID-19 has led to a delay in screenings and treatment as CANSA urges all to make health a priority.

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Published: 6 Apr 2021 | Last Updated: 7 Apr 2021
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA Highlights, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

CANSA Committed to Cervical Cancer Awareness & Support

CANSA launches its Cervical Cancer Awareness and Support Campaign on International Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Day on 4 March 2021. HPV is the primary cause of cervical cancer in women, resulting in 300 000 deaths due to cervical cancer globally per annum.

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Published: 3 Mar 2021 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Highlights, I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Women's Health

CANSA Participates in Lung Cancer Research with the University of KwaZulu-Natal

CANSA is partnering with the University of KwaZulu- Natal-Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme (UKZN-MLCCP) under the leadership of Dr Themba Ginindza and other Co-Principal Investigators for a three-year period.

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Published: 15 Feb 2021 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Research, Media Releases & News

CANSA TLC Supports Families Affected by Cancer

International Childhood Cancer Day (15 February) is celebrated annually around the world to raise awareness of childhood cancer and the importance of support for children, teenagers and parents. The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) recognises that these families need support all year round, and has continued to provide this through its CANSA TLC programme amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published: 11 Feb 2021 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: CANSA Highlights, CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme, Media Releases & News

Purchase Cancer Screening Vouchers

Purchase a cancer screening voucher as a token of affection, as early detection is key in fight against cancer and can saves lives. Vouchers available for purchase until 31 March 2021 and vouchers valid until 1 May 2021.

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Published: 9 Feb 2021 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

CANSA Shavathon to Keep Fighting Cancer

2021 promises to offer much excitement as CANSA celebrates 90 years of service. Shavathon events, for the first time, are spread out from 27 February to 27 March 2021 (extended to May 2021) to ensure the necessary COVID-19 safety regulations are in place.

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Published: 3 Feb 2021 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News

World Cancer Day – Prioritise Your Health

On World Cancer Day (WCD) 4 February, CANSA and Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) encourages people to set and achieve personal goals enabling them to lower cancer risk and for cancer patients to optimise health, especially in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been all consuming, however, cancer control needs to remain a priority.

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Published: 25 Jan 2021 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 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, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Be Proactive about Protecting Your Skin

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.

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Published: 7 Dec 2020 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News, SunSmart

CANSA Volunteer Info Session – Are You Ready To Join Us

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) hosted a virtual information session via Facebook for any new volunteers to find out how they can participate and actively take part in CANSA programmes.

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Published: 2 Dec 2020 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: CANSA Webinars, Media Releases & News, Volunteers Inspire

Men to Take Advantage of Cancer Screening Available

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

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Published: 5 Nov 2020 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News, Men's Health

Online Support to Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

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.

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Published: 22 Oct 2020 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: CANSA Highlights, I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Women's Health

CANSA Play Vital Role with Life-saving Support

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

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Published: 23 Sep 2020 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme, Media Releases & News

Time to ACT on NCDs and Build Back Better

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

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Published: 3 Sep 2020 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: Advocacy, Media Releases & News

COVID-19 and NCDs – a Newly Acknowledged Vulnerability

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.

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Published: 20 Aug 2020 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: Advocacy, Media Releases & News

New Skin App to Help You be SunSmart

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

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Published: 20 Aug 2020 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News, SunSmart

Women to Take Time to Exercise Right to Screening

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

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Published: 5 Aug 2020 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News, Women's Health

Launch of CANSA Tele Counselling

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

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Published: 15 Jul 2020 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: CANSA Help Desk, Media Releases & News

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