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CANSA Webinar: Lung Cancer – Our Voice Our Story

Join us to hear patients and caregivers sharing their viewpoints about overcoming lung cancer…

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Published: 30 Jul 2021 | Last Updated: 30 Jul 2021
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA Highlights, CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer, Men's Health, No-Tobacco Campaign, Women's Health

World Lung Cancer Day – Why Tobacco is a Problem

Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of cancer in the world. Estimates suggest that approximately one-third of all cancers are caused by tobacco use. In South Africa lung cancer features among the 5 top cancers in the country among men and women. Why is Tobacco a Problem? Tobacco is a widely and legally available […]

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Published: 29 Jul 2021 | Last Updated: 30 Jul 2021
Categories: Advocacy, No-Tobacco Campaign

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

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

“Be with You” Pendants to Support Loved Ones Going Through Treatment

The “Be with You” pendants can be given to a loved one going through cancer treatment, by a husband or wife, or family to grandparents, or a friend to a friend or partner to partner, so that they know you are thinking of them. Due to COVID, loved ones often aren’t able to be with cancer patients when they need it most, and this pendant is a tangible reminder that you are there in heart and mind. A percentage from the sale of each pendant will be given to CANSA…

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Published: 30 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 2 Jul 2021
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA Highlights, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Our Cause Related Marketing Partners, 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

Second Virtual Avon Justine iThemba Walkathon 2021 – Ticket Sales Open

Ticket sales for this year’s virtual Avon Justine IThemba Walkathon #iThembaWalkathon on 3 October 2021 are now open!

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Published: 24 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 24 Jun 2021
Categories: CANSA Highlights, Fundraising Events & Projects, Women's Health

Health Talk (@SABC_2): “Surviving Cancer” – National Cancer Survivor’s Day

Dr Ogude (Oncologist), Professor Michael Herbst (CANSA Health Specialist Consultant), Anthea Lewis (breast cancer Survivor), and David Lucas (prostate cancer Survivor) share about cancer survivorship, cancer and Hope.

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Published: 14 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 14 Jun 2021
Categories: I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

Webinar – QUIT the Vaping Lies!

No more ‘nicoteens’! The truth about smoking, vaping and nicotine and our youth. We discuss the health impacts of e-cigarettes and new research in South Africa that creates cause for concern. Young voices share their perspectives on the e-cigarette lures and pressures they experience. Will the new Tobacco Control Bill be in time to stem the damage?

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Published: 11 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 21 Jun 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, No-Tobacco Campaign

World No Tobacco Day: Data Reveals Urgent Need for Tighter Tobacco Control

As we mark World No Tobacco Day 2021, observed each year on May 31, the National Department of Health, the World Health Organisation (WHO), civil society organisations, medical and nursing associations in South Africa have spoken about what should be done to turn the tide on tobacco harm in South Africa. Deputy Minister of Health, […]

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Published: 4 Jun 2021
Categories: Advocacy, No-Tobacco Campaign

Both Sides of My Cancer Story

By Nicole Fuller: Cancer Patient As I approach almost four years since I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer from that indescribable fear of a cancer diagnosis to an incredible journey. I would like to share both sides of my cancer story. I was diagnosed with Invasive lobular carcinoma in both breasts in July 2017. […]

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Published: 4 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 4 Jun 2021
Categories: I have Cancer, Stories of Hope, Women's Health

Save the Date: Avon Justine iThemba Walkathon – 3 October 2021

Save the Date: Avon Justine iThemba Walkathon – 3 October 2021…

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Published: 25 May 2021 | Last Updated: 25 May 2021
Categories: Fundraising Events & Projects, Women's Health

Webinar – COVID-19 and the Tobacco Political and Health Economy

The International Confederation of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Research Associations (ICARA) in collaboration with the Department of Psychology at the University of Johannesburg and the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council invite you to a webinar titled: COVID-19 and the Tobacco Political and Health Economy. Experts present local and international learnings during COVID-19, looking at changes in smoking behaviour, as well as the pandemic’s impact on the sale and consumption of tobacco products. We examine Tobacco Industry marketing and policy interference during the COVID-19 pandemic. Could strong tobacco legislation make a difference?

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Published: 25 May 2021 | Last Updated: 4 Jun 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, No-Tobacco Campaign

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

Webinar – World No Tobacco Day 2021 #CommitToQuit

As we mark this annual milestone day, we hear from the National Department of Health, the World Health Organisation (WHO), civil society organisations, medical and nursing associations on what is being done to turn the tide on tobacco harm in South Africa.

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Published: 20 May 2021 | Last Updated: 11 Jun 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, No-Tobacco Campaign

Webinar Tobacco Control Conversations – Quit Money Smoke & Mirrors!

We examine the real cost of tobacco to South Africa’s economy, and our nation’s health. How do we turn the tide on tobacco harm and curb tobacco industry interference with policy and society at large? This webinar is part of a series of Tobacco Control Conversations on key issues during May and June. Follow @protectournext on social channels, or go to www.protectournext.co.za for more…

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Published: 13 May 2021 | Last Updated: 21 May 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, No-Tobacco Campaign

Let’s Get Chatty About Melanoma Awareness & Skin Cancer Screening

Join Evy Michalopoulos from our partner organisation, Machi Filotimo Cancer project with guest presenter, CANSA’s National Relationship Manager Services and TLC, Cara Noble via Zoom on Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 15:00 to chat about Melanoma Awareness and Skin Cancer Screening.

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Published: 11 May 2021 | Last Updated: 19 May 2021
Categories: CANSA Webinars, SunSmart

Webinar Tobacco Control Conversations – Quit Stalling

As part of CANSA’s advocacy efforts related to the Tobacco Control Bill and protecting South Africans from tobacco harm, you can join a webinar next week Tuesday 11 May at 15:00 hosted by #ProtectourNext of which CANSA is a major partner. CANSA’s National Manager : Health Promotion, Lorraine Govender is part of the presenting panel.

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Published: 7 May 2021 | Last Updated: 21 May 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, No-Tobacco Campaign

“Guys, have You Checked Your Goolies?”

He was about to turn 30, and since his early teen years, his mother had been reminding him and his brother to “check their goolies” at least once a month for any lumps. Being a nurse and working with the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), Olivia Curlewis knew that testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men aged between 15 – 39, and that it affects males of all races. The survival rate of stage 1 testicular cancer can be as high as 100%, making early detection and prompt action vital.

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Published: 7 May 2021 | Last Updated: 28 Jul 2021
Categories: Men's Health

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, accounting for 2.1 million new cases and 1.8 million deaths in 2018. (1) More than two-thirds of lung cancer patients are diagnosed at a late stage, after the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. (2) Even with surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy, the lung […]

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Published: 26 Apr 2021 | Last Updated: 30 Jul 2021
Categories: Men's Health, Types of cancer, Women's Health

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer affects men and women in South Africa significantly. It’s the 2nd most common cancer among men affecting 1 in 74 and the 3rd most common cancer among women affecting 1 in 116  (National Cancer Registry 2017). CANSA in partnership with The South African Colorectal Society (SACRS) launched its Colorectal Awareness and Support Programme […]

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Published: 23 Apr 2021 | Last Updated: 28 Jul 2021
Categories: Men's Health, Types of cancer, Women's Health

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