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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 Men Supporting Men Cancer Support group – 25 June 2022

Join the CANSA Men Supporting Men Cancer Support group on 25 June 2022 from 9 00 to 10 00…

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Published: 24 Jun 2022 | Last Updated: 27 Jun 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Men's Health

Melanoma Patient Webinar

Recording available – ‘Let’s get under the skin of melanoma – mutation matters’. Exploring testing, early diagnosis and treatment…

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Published: 2 Jun 2022 | Last Updated: 14 Jun 2022
Categories: CANSA Webinars, Men's Health, SunSmart, 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

CANSA Men Supporting Men Cancer Support group – 28 May 2022

Join the CANSA Men Supporting Men Cancer Support group on 28 May 2022 | 09:00-10:00

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Published: 23 May 2022 | Last Updated: 24 Jun 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA Webinars, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Men's Health

Melanoma

There are two main categories of skin cancer, namely, melanoma (malignant melanoma) and non-melanoma. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the incidence of both non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers has been increasing over the past decades, and WHO estimates that a 10 % decrease in ozone levels will result in an additional 300 000 […]

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Published: 19 May 2022 | Last Updated: 20 May 2022
Categories: SunSmart, Types of cancer

E-cigarette Study Funded by CANSA

CANSA funded a qualitative research study on electronic cigarettes in collaboration with the UCT Knowledge Co-op which facilitated the project. The study focussed on the knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes towards e-cigarettes among university students. Dissertation – 2019 (PDF) Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are deemed to be safer than tobacco cigarettes because they do not contain a […]

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Published: 19 May 2022 | Last Updated: 19 May 2022
Categories: CANSA Research, No-Tobacco Campaign

Research Study – The Sleep Health in Breast Cancer: Evaluating the Impact on Psychological Wellbeing and Medication Adherence

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde Sleep Research Unit in Glasgow (UK) are running a study to investigate the potential difficulties of taking hormone therapy medication, and better understand physical and emotional wellbeing amongst people diagnosed with breast cancer. Eligible breast cancer patients are invited to participate in the research study. The survey closes on 30 June 2022.

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Published: 18 May 2022 | Last Updated: 18 May 2022
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board, Take Part in Cancer-related Research, Women's Health

Katherine Burger Shares Melanoma Diagnosis

Says Katherine, “Melanomas can look like any lump or bump, so that’s it’s so important to know our bodies and watch for changes. You should do a skin self-examination every few weeks. Most importantly, this is why EVERYONE should have an annual skin check by a dermatologist.”

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Published: 18 May 2022 | Last Updated: 7 Jun 2022
Categories: Stories of Hope, SunSmart

Palliative Care for Cancer Patients – What We Should Know

Any patient can request palliative care! It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided alongside potentially curative treatment…

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Published: 2 May 2022 | Last Updated: 14 Jun 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, Advocacy, Beyond Diagnosis & Treatment, CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

CANSA Collaborates with Alignd to Increase Access to Palliative Care

CANSA has partnered with Alignd, a value-based care and patient-centric organisation working with medical schemes to improve access to and cover for palliative care from diagnosis of serious cancer…

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Published: 2 May 2022 | Last Updated: 6 May 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, Advocacy, Beyond Diagnosis & Treatment, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

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

The Breast Mom’s Breast Bag to Benefit CANSA

CANSA will receive 6% of the sales from each breast bag…

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Published: 28 Mar 2022 | Last Updated: 30 Mar 2022
Categories: Our Cause Related Marketing Partners, Women's Health

Men Supporting Men Support Group for Cancer Patients – 19 March 2022

Male cancer patients finally have the opportunity to meet each other and share in a safe space. Male cancer patients are invited to join the next support group meeting via Zoom: Saturday, 19 March 2022…

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Published: 17 Mar 2022 | Last Updated: 22 Mar 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA Webinars, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Men's Health

Join Online High-Level Panel Event on International HPV Awareness Day (4 March 2022)

IPVS hosted a live, multi-disciplinary, interactive panel event to explore the challenges and opportunities in relation to the prevention of HPV-related cancers. Global key opinion leaders addressed specific HPV vaccination topics that would in turn strengthen strategies to realize the global cervical cancer elimination goal and reduce all types of HPV-related cancer. View recording….

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Published: 4 Mar 2022 | Last Updated: 18 Mar 2022
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, Women's Health

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