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67 Ways to Help Combat Cancer 

Regular commutes to medical facilities for treatment are unaffordable for some cancer patients and their families. Others can’t meet the cost of essential home care and then there are those who suffer in silence, not knowing that there are free counselling and support services available to them. This is where CANSA makes a significant difference to cancer patients, and it needs your help to make its services available to more patients who simply cannot afford what it takes to get better. Find 67 ways in which You can help CANSA’s Care Homes to help Others… 

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Published: 10 July 2024
Updated: 11 July 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Bloemfontein Care Centre, CANSA Cape Metro Care Centre, CANSA Durban Care Centre, CANSA George Care Centre, CANSA Gqeberha Care Centre, CANSA Highlights, CANSA Pretoria Care Centre, Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

Cancer Webinar Series – Colorectal Cancer (23 July 2024)

Join us for the next edition of this webinar series addressing Colorectal Cancer – Tuesday 23 July at 09:00 till 11:30

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Published: 9 July 2024
Updated: 16 July 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Highlights, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA Webinars, Men's Health, Women's Health

CANSA Partnering with Provincial Departments of Health to Fight Cancer 

CANSA’s Advocacy team regularly lobbies and engages with the Departments of Health and aims to establish partnerships with key National and Provincial stakeholders. CANSA advocates for the training of Primary Health Professional Care Workers on the top five cancers for men and women prevalent in SA. This will help with the early detection of cancer in the Primary Health settings and early access to cancer treatment.  The focus is mainly with the Provincial Departments of Health, and our CANSA Service team implement the activities in the provinces. To date, four Provincial Departments of Health have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CANSA:  Northern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, and Mpumalanga.  Work continues to engage with the remaining provinces…  

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Published: 8 July 2024
Updated: 10 July 2024
Categories: About CANSA, Advocacy, CANSA Bedfordview Care Centre, CANSA Bloemfontein Care Centre, CANSA Cape Metro Care Centre, CANSA Durban Care Centre, CANSA East London Care Centre, CANSA George Care Centre, CANSA Gqeberha Care Centre, CANSA Highlights, CANSA Kimberley Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Lowveld Care Centre, CANSA Paarl Care Centre, CANSA Pretoria Care Centre, CANSA Roodepoort Satellite Care Centre, CANSA Rustenburg Care Centre, CANSA Springbok Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Waterberg Virtual Care Centre, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

CANSA Welcomes Flatdog Bodyguard Sunscreen

2 July 2024 –  CANSA is proud to announce Flatdog Bodyguard Sunscreen as a new partner under the CANSA Seal of Recognition (CSOR) Smart Choice Protection category. Flatdog Bodyguard Sunscreen joins an esteemed group of products that align with CANSA’s mission to reduce cancer risk. #LowerCancerRisk #CANSASmartChoice Kudzai Nyaruve, CANSA Seal of Recognition Coordinator, commented […]

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Published: 1 July 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, SunSmart

CANSA Creates Value for Workplaces

Work commitments can make it difficult for many employees to find the time to have medical check-ups and to explore what steps they can take to improve their health. CANSA has developed a comprehensive employee wellness programme that brings health and cancer screening, as well as health-boosting advice to the workplace…

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Published: 27 June 2024
Updated: 28 June 2024
Categories: CANSA Highlights, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

Cancer Webinar Series – The man’s fear: Prostate cancer (25 June)

The fifth instalment of this webinar series addressing “The man’s fear: Prostate cancer” – Tuesday 25 June at 09:00 till 11:30

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Published: 14 June 2024
Updated: 27 June 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA Webinars, Men's Health, Women's Health

Who Cares for Cancer Patients’ Caregivers?

International Cancer Survivors Day is celebrated during June, placing the spotlight not only on cancer survivors, but also their caregivers…

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Published: 6 June 2024
Updated: 1 July 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA Highlights, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, 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: 29 May 2024
Updated: 16 July 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, No-Tobacco Campaign, Women's Health

Outrage As KZN Tobacco Bill Public Hearings Still Not Finalised

South Africa’s leading public health and community organisations, united as Protect our Next, are expressing outrage over the lack of confirmation of public hearings for the Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill in KwaZulu-Natal, one of the last two remaining provinces yet to have consultations.

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Published: 28 May 2024
Updated: 27 June 2024
Categories: Advocacy, No-Tobacco Campaign

Cancer Webinar Series – A Graveyard View: Tobacco and Lung Cancer (28 May 2024)

The fourth instalment of this webinar series addressing “A graveyard view: Tobacco and lung cancer” – 28 May, 09 00 to 11 30…

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Published: 27 May 2024
Updated: 4 June 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA Webinars, Men's Health, Women's Health

CANSA World Melanoma Day Webinar 2024

RECORDING AVAILABLE: ‘You can’t outrun the sun’, says Dr Donny Fick, general practitioner. Join guest speaker Dr Donny on our webinar to find out about the damaging effects of UV rays and what you can do to lower the skin cancer risk…

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Published: 16 May 2024
Updated: 16 July 2024
Categories: CANSA Webinars, SunSmart

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: 27 June 2024
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, SunSmart, Women's Health

“I Started to Live My Life on Purpose” – An Interview with Naniki Seboni

CANSA Ambassador and melanoma survivor, Naniki Seboni joined Karger’s The Waiting Room Podcast, to speak about about her experiences of being diagnosed with stage 3 malignant melanoma at the age of 25…

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Published: 9 May 2024
Updated: 27 June 2024
Categories: Environment, Men's Health, Reduce Cancer Risk, Screening & Cancer Control, Stories of Hope, SunSmart, Women's Health

World Cancer Day 2024 – Impact Report

We are thrilled to share the Union for International Cancer Control’s (UICC) impact report for World Cancer Day 2024, marking the third year of their ‘Close The Care Gap’ campaign. This campaign has been instrumental in advocating for greater equity in access to cancer care and treatment globally.

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Published: 7 May 2024
Updated: 14 May 2024
Categories: World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Interview with Roulene Bonthuys, Mrs South Africa CANSA Ambassador

Meet Roulene Bonthuys, Mrs South Africa CANSA Ambassador and cervical cancer Survivor…

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Published: 25 April 2024
Updated: 30 May 2024
Categories: Beyond Diagnosis & Treatment, I have Cancer, Stories of Hope, Women's Health

Cancer Webinar Series – Let us talk about two “odd ball” cancers: Non-Hodgkins lymphoma and Testicular cancer (23 April 2024)

The third instalment of this webinar series addressing “odd ball” cancers: Non-Hodgkins lymphoma and Testicular cancer.

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Published: 21 April 2024
Updated: 24 April 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, About Cancer, Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

Podcast: Discuss Colorectal Cancer on the CANSA Couch

Join us for an insightful discussion on colorectal cancer with CANSA’s National Manager of Health Programmes, Lorraine Govender. In this episode, Lorraine dives into the importance of having access to healthy food and drink choices in lowering one’s risk for colorectal cancer.

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Published: 17 April 2024
Updated: 17 May 2024
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA Seal of Recognition - Edible Consumer Goods Category, Men's Health, On the CANSA Couch Podcasts, Women's Health

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: 16 July 2024
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, Media Releases & News, Types of cancer

CANSA Endorses SunKin Apparel for Kids

SunKin is more than just a collection of brightly coloured, spirited, and beautifully crafted apparel for children; it is a commitment to prioritizing sun safety above all else. Created with a deep love for family and the endless joys of sun-soaked, ice cream-filled summer days, SunKin ensures that little adventurers can enjoy extended outdoor play […]

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Published: 25 March 2024
Updated: 25 March 2024
Categories: CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, SunSmart

Webinar – Intimacy for Ostomates (SASS) – 27 March 2024

RECORDING available: CANSA was proud to be part of the next South African Society Of Ostomates (SASS) webinar regarding intimacy for ostomates… 

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Published: 18 March 2024
Updated: 24 June 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, CANSA's Holistic Cancer Care & Support, Cope with Cancer, Counselling & Support Groups, Men's Health, Support Groups, Women's Health

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