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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

Suid-Afrikaners Ondervind ’n Hoër Risiko van Velkanker 

English Media Release 10 Mei 2024 – Die Kankervereniging van Suid-Afrika (KANSA) sê alhoewel Meimaand die einde van somer aandui met winter wat vinnig nader kom, is dit ook Melanoom Bewusmakingsmaand, wat ons herinner om regdeur die jaar sonslim te wees, ongeag die weersomstandighede.   #SunSmart #CANSASunSmart #SkinCancer #LowerCancerRisk #CANSASmartChoice “Suid-Afrika kan die velkanker kapitaal van […]

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Published: 14 May 2024
Updated: 14 May 2024
Categories: Media Releases & News

South Africans at Higher Risk of Skin Cancer 

CANSA says that while May marks the end of summer for South Africans with winter fast approaching, it’s also Melanoma Awareness Month, reminding us to continue to be sunsmart throughout the year, no matter the weather conditions…  

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Published: 14 May 2024
Updated: 14 May 2024
Categories: CANSA Highlights, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, SunSmart, Women's Health

Tobacco Companies Targeting Teens 

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) draws attention to World No Tobacco Day (31 May), driven by the theme ‘Protecting children from tobacco industry interference’. The focus is on promoting stronger regulations that shield youth from harmful tobacco products and deceptive advertising practices…

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Published: 9 May 2024
Updated: 21 May 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Highlights, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

CANSA Care Rooms to Support Cancer Patients

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) recognises the critical need for specialised support when cancer patients face severe illness, and their families require assistance with caregiving. In response, CANSA is proud to introduce the CANSA Care Room service in Gauteng, offering respite support to cancer patients and their loved ones during challenging times. “Our […]

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Published: 7 May 2024
Categories: CANSA Bedfordview Care Centre, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA Pretoria Care Centre, CANSA Roodepoort Satellite Care Centre, CANSA Vaal Triangle Virtual Care Centre, Media Releases & News

Wêreldgesondheidsdag beklemtoon Menseregte as sleutelrol in die verlaging van kankerrisiko

KANSA fokus in April op die bewusmaking van kolorektale kanker, en die hoof boodskappe sluit aan by Wêreldgesondheidsdag wat op 7 April plaasvind. Gesondheid is almal se fundamentele reg. Daar is drie hoof konsepte in die Universele Verklaring van Menseregte wat ’n belangrike rol speel om die kankerrisiko te verlaag: gesondheid en welstand, kos en opvoeding.

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Published: 2 April 2024
Updated: 5 April 2024
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, Media Releases & News, Types of cancer

World Health Day Emphasises Human Rights’ Crucial Role in Cancer Risk Reduction

Colorectal cancer awareness is being campaigned by CANSA during April, and its key messages align with the theme of World Health Day which takes place on 7 April this year. Health is everyone’s fundamental right. There are three key concepts in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that play a vital role in reducing the risk of cancer: health and wellbeing, food, and education.

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Published: 2 April 2024
Updated: 22 April 2024
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA Highlights, Media Releases & News, Types of cancer

Prevention and Early Detection may Stop HPV Infection Developing into Cancer

Each year, CANSA in association with the International Papilloma Virus Society, features International HPV Awareness Day on 4 March to educate about HPV-related cancer. HPV or the human papillomavirus is a common sexually transmitted infection and is linked to several types of cancer. Almost all sexually active people will be infected with HPV at some point in their lives, usually without symptoms according to the World Health Organisation…

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Published: 29 February 2024
Updated: 17 May 2024
Categories: Advocacy, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

Your Chance to Be Colourfully Kind

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)’s Shavathon is in its 22nd year and what better way to celebrate than for the fund-raising and awareness campaign to focus on kindness. Be Colourfully Kind is the theme for this year’s Shavathon run by CANSA. It kicks off with all-day events on Saturday 24 February at selected shopping malls only throughout South Africa and continues with individual events held from 26 February to 29 March by workplaces, schools and organisations…

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Published: 29 February 2024
Updated: 20 March 2024
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

KANSA Stel ’n Addisionele Ondersteuningsdiens Bekend vir Kinders met Kanker

English Media Release 7 Februarie 2024 – “Ouers en voogde van kinders met kanker moet ’n lang en moeilike paadjie loop, van diagnose tot herstel,” sê  Anina Meiring, die Nasionale Bestuurder: Kankerdienste vir kinders, by KANSA. #CANSATLC #ChildhoodCancer #CANSACares “Behalwe dat hulle emosionele steunpilare vir hul kinders moet wees, moet hulle ook die behandelingsplan verstaan […]

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Published: 16 February 2024
Updated: 19 February 2024
Categories: Media Releases & News

CANSA Introduces Additional Support Service for Children with Cancer 

As a parent of a child with cancer, CANSA understands that this can be an extremely challenging and overwhelming time. When a child receives a diagnosis of cancer, parents must understand the treatment plan and its potential impact on the child’s daily life and the family. This understanding can help them cope and start planning for the future.  CANSA knows only too well how children’s cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and has launched an additional support resource to its Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) programme. The online programme, which costs a nominal R270, focuses on brain profiling for the parent and four to nine-year-old cancer-diagnosed children.  The insights gained from the brain profiling will help to enhance parents and guardians’ connection with their children and support their well-being throughout their cancer journey.  

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Published: 14 February 2024
Updated: 29 February 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme, Caregiving and Cancer, Media Releases & News

Low Occupancy leads CANSA to close Care Home in Richards Bay

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) announces that the Richards Bay Care Home, will be closing at the end of June 2024. Private oncologists will continue to assist their patients with accommodation as they have been doing, while state patients who are referred to Durban for treatment, will be accommodated at our CANSA Mkhuhla […]

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Published: 13 February 2024
Updated: 13 February 2024
Categories: CANSA Richards Bay Satellite Care Centre, Media Releases & News

Neem Aksie: Maak die Sorg-gaping toe op Wêreld Kankerdag

English Media Release Die Kanker Vereniging van Suid-Afrika (KANSA) plaas Wêreld Kankerdag onder die kollig, gelei deur die Unie vir Internasionale Kankerbeheer (UICC), om dringend aksie te neem om kankerrisiko bewusmaking, behandeling en sorgdienste vir alle individue te verbeter, ongeag van wie hulle is en waar hulle woon. #CloseTheCareGap #WorldCancerDay #LowerCancerRisk #CANSACares Die ‘Close the […]

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Published: 30 January 2024
Updated: 12 February 2024
Categories: Media Releases & News

Call to Action to Close the Care Gap on World Cancer Day

CANSA places the spotlight on World Cancer Day, led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), to mobilise urgent action to improve cancer risk awareness, treatment and care services for all individuals, regardless of who they are and where they live. To mark the third year of the ‘Close the Care Gap’ campaign, that highlights the significant inequalities that persist across the globe in the availability of and access to essential cancer services, UICC has released the World Cancer Day 2024 Equity Report World Cancer Day 2024 Equity Report. The report provides local perspectives and experiences on inequities in cancer care in regions around the world, including South Africa as well as expert recommendations on how to address them…

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Published: 30 January 2024
Updated: 29 February 2024
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA Bedfordview Care Centre, CANSA Bloemfontein Care Centre, CANSA Cape Metro Care Centre, CANSA East London Care Centre, CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Free State, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA George Care Centre, CANSA Gqeberha Care Centre, CANSA Highveld Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Kimberley Virtual Care Centre, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, CANSA Limpopo, CANSA Lowveld Care Centre, CANSA Mpumalanga, CANSA North West, CANSA Northern Cape, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA Oudtshoorn Care Centre, CANSA Paarl Care Centre, CANSA Pietermaritzburg Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Pretoria Care Centre, CANSA Richards Bay Satellite Care Centre, CANSA Roodepoort Satellite Care Centre, CANSA Rustenburg Care Centre, CANSA Springbok Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Vaal Triangle Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Waterberg Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Western Cape, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Klimaatsverandering – Verskuilde Risikofaktor vir Velkanker

English Media Release 12 Desember 2023 – Die ingewikkelde verhouding tussen klimaatsverandering, die toename in ultraviolet (UV)-bestraling, en die verhoging van velkankergevalle wêreldwyd, is ’n groeiende bekommernis vir mediese werkers en KANSA (lees feiteblad). Soos globale weerpatrone veranderinge as gevolg van klimaatsverandering ondergaan, hou die daaropvolgende vermeerdering van UV-strale ’n hoër omgewingsrisiko vir velkanker in, […]

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Published: 14 December 2023
Updated: 14 December 2023
Categories: Media Releases & News

Climate Change – Unsuspecting Risk Factor For Skin Cancer

The complex relationship between climate change, the surge in ultraviolet (UV) radiation (read fact sheet), and the increase in skin cancer cases globally, is a growing concern for medical professionals and CANSA. As global weather patterns undergo shifts due to climate change, the consequential increase in UV rays poses a heightened environmental risk for skin cancer, particularly in regions like South Africa with its subtropical location, climate and topography…

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Published: 12 December 2023
Updated: 10 April 2024
Categories: Advocacy, Media Releases & News, SunSmart

Melanoma Ranks in Top Five Cancers

In May, awareness is placed on Melanoma, currently ranking the fifth most prevalent cancer in men and sixth most prevalent among women in South Africa, according to the National Cancer Registry (2019). The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) reminds South Africans to protect themselves from overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays that are the main cause of skin cancer and to be aware that people of all skin tones (light to dark) can be diagnosed with skin cancer.

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Published: 1 December 2023
Updated: 15 February 2024
Categories: CANSA's Seal of Recognition, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Screening & Cancer Control, SunSmart, Types of cancer, Women's Health

CANSA withdraws Smart Choice Seal from two sunscreens

CANSA announces that it is withdrawing its Smart Choice Seal from the Kool-a-Chem range of sunscreens currently carrying the CANSA trademark, as of November 2023. This is due to non-compliance and contravention of the license agreement, following random laboratory tests carried out by CANSA.

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Published: 13 November 2023
Updated: 14 November 2023
Categories: CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, Media Releases & News, SunSmart

Comedy Central’s Novemballs Campaign: A Hilarious Mission to Protect Your Precious Jewels

Comedy Central, the brand that makes life funnier, is proud to announce the return of its award-winning cancer-awareness campaign, Novemballs! As a brand that always strives to tell the funny truths, Comedy Central is taking this opportunity to spotlight the importance of “taking care of your balls”. Comedy Central has teamed up with CANSA to bring you Novemballs, a testicular cancer awareness campaign to educate men about lowering their cancer risk…

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Published: 7 November 2023
Updated: 8 December 2023
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, Advocacy, I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Men's Health

Prostaatkanker – Ons Ontmasker die Stille Bedreiging  

English Media Release 26 Oktober 2023 – Dis Manlike Gesondheidsmaand en die Kankervereniging van Suid-Afrika (KANSA) skyn die kollig op ’n onopvallende maar belangrike kwessie wat ’n substansiële gedeelte van die Suid-Afrikaanse manlike bevolking affekteer. Prostaatkanker, ’n subtiele maar formidabele vyand, het stil-stil een van die mees algemene kankers onder die nasie se mans geword. […]

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Published: 30 October 2023
Categories: Media Releases & News

Prostate Cancer – Unmasking the Silent Threat

It’s Men’s Health month in November and the CANSA puts the focus on an inconspicuous yet significant issue that affects a substantial portion of the South African male population. Prostate cancer, a subtle but formidable adversary, has quietly become one of the most common cancers among men in the nation…

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Published: 30 October 2023
Updated: 15 February 2024
Categories: Media Releases & News, Men's Health

Cheeky CANSA Campaign Encourages Female Shoppers to Check out their ‘Melons’

To encourage self-screening, CANSA has joined hands with retail chain Food Lover’s Market and Grid Worldwide, a leading branding and design agency, in a national campaign that appeals to shoppers to check their breasts as often as they check out their fruit and vegetables. Taking place in October, for breast cancer awareness month, the Check Them Out campaign will see the fresh produce aisles of all 300 Food Lover’s stores across the country brandished with cheeky stickers to remind women to perform home self-examinations to spot lumps, bumps and other irregularities, which could be signs of breast cancer…

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Published: 29 September 2023
Updated: 31 October 2023
Categories: Media Releases & News, Women's Health

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