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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

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: 28 Jul 2021
Categories: CANSA Highlights, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Types of cancer, Women's Health

Mandeladag – KANSA Bring Verligting aan Kankerpasiënte

Ter ondersteuning van Internasionale Nelson Mandeladag (18 Julie) en in lyn met sy tema van ‘Een Hand Kan ’n Ander Voed’, beoog KANSA om kankerpasiënte te help deur aan hul basiese behoeftes deur middel van kos- en sorgpakkies te voorsien.

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Published: 13 Jul 2021 | Last Updated: 13 Jul 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News

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: 13 Jul 2021
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, 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: 22 Jul 2021
Categories: CANSA Highlights, 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

Stories van Kankeroorwinnaars Inspireer Hoop

English Media Release 25 Mei 2021 – KANSA vier in 2021 90 jaar van diens en sien daarna uit om in Junie Internasionale Kankeroorwinnaarsdag met kankerpasiënte en geliefdes te vier. KANSA besef dat diegene wat deur kanker geaffekteer word baie moed weerspieël soos hulle diagnose, behandeling en newe-effekte ervaar, asook die voordeel wat die ondersteuning […]

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Published: 2 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 9 Jun 2021
Categories: I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Stories of Hope

Cancer Survivor Stories Inspire Hope

CANSA celebrates 90 years of service in 2021 and looks forward to celebrating International Cancer Survivors’ Day in June with cancer patients and loved ones. CANSA recognises the courage displayed by those affected by cancer as they go through diagnosis, treatment and side effects, and the benefit of support throughout this journey from fellow Survivors. CANSA invites 90 cancer patients and more, assisted by the organisation to share their story of Hope to inspire others.

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Published: 26 May 2021 | Last Updated: 9 Jun 2021
Categories: CANSA Highlights, I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Stories of Hope

Commit to Quit

CANSA is in full support of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) year-long global campaign for World No Tobacco Day 2021 – ‘Commit to Quit’. WHO calls on all governments to ensure their citizens have access to advice, toll-free quit lines, mobile and digital quit smoking services, nicotine replacement therapies and other tools that are proven to help people quit smoking. Image credit: Freepik

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Published: 24 May 2021 | Last Updated: 24 Jun 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News, No-Tobacco Campaign

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: 9 Jul 2021
Categories: CANSA 90th Anniversary, 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: 27 May 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Highlights, 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: 24 Jun 2021
Categories: 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

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