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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

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 | Last Updated: 29 Jun 2022
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, 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, 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 | Last Updated: 5 Jun 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, Beyond Diagnosis & Treatment, CANSA Highlights, 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 | Last Updated: 30 May 2022
Categories: Media Releases & News, No-Tobacco Campaign

CANSA says Choose Smoke-free Lives

CANSA aligns itself to the theme, ‘Tobacco – Threat to our Environment’ for World No Tobacco Day (31 May 2022). Together with the National Council Against Smoking (NCAS), Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa and the South African Medical Research Council, it continues  campaigning for the new Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill to be passed by Parliament, to make it easier for South Africans to choose smoke-free lives and put an end to the threat tobacco-use poses to the environment…

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Published: 28 May 2022 | Last Updated: 30 May 2022
Categories: CANSA Highlights, Media Releases & News, No-Tobacco Campaign

Dress Up Your Tekkies to Save Lives with CANSA

One of the ways you can help the CANSA to continue to effectively educate communities about cancer, lowering personal risk and accessing affordable cancer screening, is to ‘pay’ your Tekkie Tax. CANSA invites all to brighten up their shoes or Tekkies on Friday, 27 May 2022 and support this easy and enjoyable fundraiser…

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Published: 24 May 2022 | Last Updated: 29 May 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

Versier Jou Tekkies om Saam Met KANSA Lewens te Red

English Media Release Een van die maniere waarop jy die KANSA kan help om voortdurend gemeenskappe aangaande kanker in te lig en om toegang tot bekostigbare kankersiftingstoetse te bewerkstellig, is om jou Tekkie Tax te ‘betaal’. KANSA doen ‘n beroep op almal om hul Tekkies op te helder op Vrydag 27 Mei 2022 om hierdie genotvolle […]

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Published: 17 May 2022 | Last Updated: 17 May 2022
Categories: Media Releases & News

Is jou Kolon Gesond?

English Media Release KANSA raai mense aan om ’n aktiewe, gebalanseerde leefstyl te lei en sê dat sekere leefstylveranderinge kankerrisiko kan verlaag.* Verder beveel ons aan dat mense sekere leefstylfaktore uitsny wat hulle in gevaar stel vir kanker, veral kolorektale kanker wat een van die top drie kankers** onder mans en vroue in Suid-Afrika is. […]

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Published: 29 Apr 2022 | Last Updated: 3 May 2022
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

GREAT Tour Doing Great Work for CANSA and Men’s Health

The Garden Route Extended Adventure Tour (GREAT) 2022 embarks on its second tour with 10 riders cycling from Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) to Cape Town, over the course of six days, in a bid to raise funds for CANSA, and Love Your Nuts, and further raising awareness of men’s heath, specifically testicular cancer…

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Published: 26 Apr 2022 | Last Updated: 6 May 2022
Categories: Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News, Men's Health

Is Your Colon Healthy?

CANSA promotes living an active balanced lifestyle and promotes that certain lifestyle changes can lower the risk of cancer. It further advocates cutting out lifestyle factors that can put one at risk for cancer, especially colorectal cancer which is among the top three cancers among men and women in South Africa.

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Published: 21 Apr 2022 | Last Updated: 29 Apr 2022
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA Highlights, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

bounti Gets the CANSA Seal of Recognition

Pioneering rebounding brand, bounti, has received the highly sought-after Seal of Recognition by CANSA, a leader in the fight against cancer in SA, since 1931. The purpose of CANSA is to offer a unique, integrated service to the public and to all people affected by cancer. The CANSA Seal was introduced to encourage South Africans to read product labels and to assist them in making informed choices – the aim being to promote smart, balanced lifestyles and to encourage people to make a proactive effort in reducing their cancer risk…

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Published: 7 Apr 2022 | Last Updated: 19 May 2022
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

Breast is Best

CANSA announces its partnership with ‘The Breast Mom’, an online breastfeeding speciality space, offering breastfeeding support products, accessories, and advice. There is strong evidence that shows those who breastfeed exclusively for six months and beyond, have a lower chance of developing breast cancer. The risk for endometrial and ovarian cancers is also reduced through breastfeeding…

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Published: 30 Mar 2022 | Last Updated: 19 May 2022
Categories: Media Releases & News, Women's Health

CANSA – Guardian of Cancer Patients’ Human Rights 

On 21 March, Human Rights’ Day is celebrated coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution, that enshrines the rights of all people in South Africa and affirms the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom. The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) upholds and helps protect the human rights of cancer patients, by speaking on behalf of patients through its Advocacy and Service departments and facilitating improved access to medication, treatment and palliative care…

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Published: 16 Mar 2022 | Last Updated: 19 May 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, About CANSA, Advocacy, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Media Releases & News

Be Uniquely You and Colourful at CANSA Shavathon

CANSA is hosting its annual CANSA Shavathon fundraising event at shopping centres across the country on Saturday, 26 February 2022. CANSA invites everyone to come and celebrate by bringing family members, friends or colleagues to shave or spray in solidarity with those facing a cancer diagnosis. Certain venues may also host an event on Sunday, 27 February 2022. All venues will follow COVID-19 safety regulations…

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Published: 16 Feb 2022 | Last Updated: 4 Mar 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

Helping Children with Cancer Feel Understood

CANSA recently 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. 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: 5 Feb 2022 | Last Updated: 8 Apr 2022
Categories: CANSA Highlights, CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme, Media Releases & News

CANSA Thankful to SA Media for Showcasing How We #CloseTheCareGap for WCD Campaign

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is grateful to the South African media for interviews conducted with our staff across the country in the build up to World Cancer Day (WCD), to share how CANSA is closing the cancer care gap. The new three-year WCD Campaign calls for action to address the issue of unfair access to cancer services and aims to promote greater equity in health care provision for all people affected by cancer, no matter who they are or where they live…

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Published: 3 Feb 2022 | Last Updated: 10 Feb 2022
Categories: Media Releases & News, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

CANSA Closing the Gap in Cancer Care

This World Cancer Day (4 February), CANSA and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) are calling on everyone to use their influence to help ‘close the gap in cancer care’. The new three-year campaign calls for action to address the issue of unfair access to cancer services. The campaign aims to promote greater equity in health care provision for all people affected by cancer, no matter who they are or where they live…

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Published: 3 Feb 2022 | Last Updated: 22 Mar 2022
Categories: I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

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

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