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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: 14 May 2024
Categories: CANSA Highlights, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, SunSmart, 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: 9 May 2024
Updated: 22 May 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Highlights, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

Your Chance to Be Colourfully Kind

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)’s Shavathon is in its 22nd year and what better way to celebrate than for the fund-raising and awareness campaign to focus on kindness. Be Colourfully Kind is the theme for this year’s Shavathon run by CANSA. It kicks off with all-day events on Saturday 24 February at selected shopping malls only throughout South Africa and continues with individual events held from 26 February to 29 March by workplaces, schools and organisations…

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Published: 29 February 2024
Updated: 20 March 2024
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

World Cancer Day – Tips to Lower Your Personal Cancer Risk

Helpful tips to lower your personal cancer risk and assess whether or not your lifestyle can be improved…

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Published: 30 January 2024
Updated: 30 January 2024
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Call to Action to Close the Care Gap on World Cancer Day

CANSA places the spotlight on World Cancer Day, led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), to mobilise urgent action to improve cancer risk awareness, treatment and care services for all individuals, regardless of who they are and where they live. To mark the third year of the ‘Close the Care Gap’ campaign, that highlights the significant inequalities that persist across the globe in the availability of and access to essential cancer services, UICC has released the World Cancer Day 2024 Equity Report World Cancer Day 2024 Equity Report. The report provides local perspectives and experiences on inequities in cancer care in regions around the world, including South Africa as well as expert recommendations on how to address them…

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Published: 30 January 2024
Updated: 29 February 2024
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA Bedfordview Care Centre, CANSA Bloemfontein Care Centre, CANSA Cape Metro Care Centre, CANSA East London Care Centre, CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Free State, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA George Care Centre, CANSA Gqeberha Care Centre, CANSA Highveld Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Kimberley Virtual Care Centre, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, CANSA Limpopo, CANSA Lowveld Care Centre, CANSA Mpumalanga, CANSA North West, CANSA Northern Cape, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA Oudtshoorn Care Centre, CANSA Paarl Care Centre, CANSA Pietermaritzburg Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Pretoria Care Centre, CANSA Richards Bay Satellite Care Centre, CANSA Roodepoort Satellite Care Centre, CANSA Rustenburg Care Centre, CANSA Springbok Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Vaal Triangle Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Waterberg Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Western Cape, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Towards Freedom from Tobacco and Nicotine – the Tobacco Control Bill

This Freedom Day advocates of tobacco control are highlighting the power of the law to protect our rights to freedom and health, while calling for the passing of new legislation to free South Africa from addiction and other harms associated with the use of tobacco and related products including e-cigarettes.  “As we commemorate our first democratic elections, let’s celebrate the power of good governance and law to change lives for the better and protect our future.  We believe in creating a tobacco-free and nicotine-free South Africa.  The Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill, currently in parliament, will help us do that,” says Dr Sharon Nyatsanza, Deputy Director of the National Council Against Smoking (NCAS). Show your support for a tobacco-free and nicotine-free South Africa this Freedom Day by visiting www.protectournext.co.za and pledging your support for the Bill. Let’s pass the Bill in 2023!

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Published: 26 April 2023
Updated: 4 July 2023
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, No-Tobacco Campaign, Women's Health

Knowledge for Life: CANSA Unveils Podcast Series For #GivingTuesday

In a significant step towards community education, CANSA introduces a podcast series sharing helpful insights into lowering the cancer risk and care. This initiative underlines CANSA’s commitment to educating the public with knowledge that can make a difference in the fight against cancer…

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Published: 22 February 2023
Updated: 7 March 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, About Cancer, Advocacy, Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, Caregiving and Cancer, Environment, I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, No Alcohol, No-Tobacco Campaign, Our Corporate Social Investment Partners, SunSmart, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Webinar – Interventions for Adolescents and Young Adults Living with Cancer by CANSA TLC

Webinar – RECORDING available: Learn about the web-based interventions and resources CANSA TLC will offer to help build resilience for young adults to cope with cancer. The objective is to address the specific unique needs of adolescents and young adults, when diagnosed with cancer…

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Published: 13 February 2023
Updated: 30 March 2023
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA Webinars, CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme, Men's Health, Women's Health

Take Action for World Cancer Day  

2023 – CANSA and Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) places the spotlight on World Cancer Day (4 February) and challenges individuals to lower their personal cancer risk through healthy living. The focus is on smart eating and drinking, participating in regular physical activity like the ‘World Cancer Day 5k Challenge’ and avoiding known cancer-causing agents such as alcohol and tobacco…

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Published: 23 January 2023
Updated: 7 February 2023
Categories: CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Free State, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, CANSA Limpopo, CANSA Mpumalanga, CANSA North West, CANSA Northern Cape, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA Western Cape, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Empowering Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with Cancer: CANSA Free2Bme Service

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and CANSA is delighted to unveil an inspiring initiative aimed at making a significant impact in the lives of mid adolescents and young adults (AYA) between the ages of 13 and 25 who are facing the challenges of a cancer diagnosis. The CANSA Free2Bme programme is a beacon of hope and support tailored to meet the unique needs of young individuals on their cancer journey…

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Published: 8 August 2022
Updated: 14 March 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme, I have Cancer, Media Releases & News

Letter from CANSA Urging Parents to Support Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination Programme in Schools

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) wishes to advise parents / guardians to get their daughters vaccinated for HPV, to ensure that they are protected from getting cervical cancer. CANSA is also asking parents / guardians to consider the health and the future of their girl child. Parents / guardians can do this by signing the consent form and return it in good time back to the school. Parents / guardians who make it possible for their girl child to be vaccinated with the HPV vaccine are making sure that their girl child is protected for the rest of her life against HPV infection and the possibility of getting cervical cancer…

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Published: 6 February 2022
Updated: 13 July 2022
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Men's Health, Types of cancer, Women's Health

City Logistics Donates Washing Machine to CANSA TLC Durban in Recognition of World Cancer Day

The CANSA TLC Durban Lodge situated at the CANSA Durban Care Centre reached out to City Logistics for help with their washing machine. Cara Noble National Relationship Manager for CANSA and Head of the CANSA TLC Children’s services was over the moon and said, “City Logistics has been one of our most loyal partners to CANSA KZN we are so grateful for this washing machine and for the ease it is going to bring parents as they stay far from home with us. Thank you for everything you have done and still do for us and your commitment to the fight against cancer.”

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Published: 4 February 2022
Updated: 23 January 2023
Categories: CANSA Durban Care Centre, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, CANSA on the Move for the Youth

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: Hookahs

Hookahs are water pipes that are used to smoke specially made tobacco that comes in different flavors, such as apple, mint, cherry, chocolate, coconut, licorice, cappuccino, and watermelon.1,2 Although many users think it is less harmful, hookah smoking has many of the same health risks as cigarette smoking.1,2 Hookah is also called narghile, argileh, shisha, […]

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Published: 11 January 2021
Updated: 9 March 2021
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth, No-Tobacco Campaign

Slideshow: The Truth about Hookah

Read more about the dangers of hubbly bubbly.

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Published: 1 April 2018
Updated: 9 March 2021
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth, No-Tobacco Campaign

Hubbly Bubbly or Hookah Smoking Increases Cancer Risk

Smoking water pipes (also known as hookahs, hubbly bubbly, narghiles, shisha and goza) is becoming an increasingly popular pastime with young people, because it is seen as a fun way to socialise with friends. It is also viewed as less harmful than smoking cigarettes. Nothing could be further from the truth!

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Published: 31 March 2018
Updated: 29 April 2022
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth, No-Tobacco Campaign

Help Youth to Be Active & Eat Right

Youth Day: The WHO has declared childhood obesity as one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. It is linked primarily to unhealthy eating habits, but is also due to children today being much less physically active. CANSA urges parents & educators to help change this…

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Published: 15 June 2015
Updated: 9 March 2021
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA on the Move for the Youth

Hubbly Bubbly Study done by 4th year UCT MBChB Students

Hubbly Bubbly: Masquerading the Dangers 18 November 2013 – It’s a centuries-old Eastern practice that’s gained worldwide acceptance in recent years. But the water filter and fruity flavours of the hookah pipe, or hubbly bubbly, mask a toxic cocktail of compounds. These are nicotine, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, arsenic, and lead. Insufficient knowledge about the […]

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Published: 10 January 2014
Updated: 9 March 2021
Categories: CANSA Cape Metro Care Centre, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, No-Tobacco Campaign, Research Findings

CANSA TLC Video – Recognise Childhood Cancer

It is estimated that at least half of all children with cancer in South Africa are never diagnosed. This is due to a lack of knowledge regarding the disease amongst children and as a result many children are diagnosed too late, when the cancer is already in an advanced stage, thus diminishing the possibility of […]

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Published: 5 September 2013
Updated: 12 July 2021
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme

Video: Protect Young Skins from UV rays the SunSmart way with UV suits

Thank you M-Net & DSTV for helping to promote CANSA SunSmart awareness! See below to view infomercials. Protect young skins from UV rays the SunSmart way with UV suits. Read more about CANSA’s SunSmart campaign. Infomercials: 1min50s: 30 seconds: 15 seconds:

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Published: 9 December 2012
Updated: 12 July 2021
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, SunSmart

Children, Youth & Reducing Cancer Risk

CANSA aims to reinforce the importance of taking up positive lifestyle behaviours during childhood, resulting in our SA Youth embracing a balanced lifestyle throughout their lives. This will help to reduce their risk for cancer and other lifestyle related diseases, later in life. CANSA’s programmes to reduce cancer risk have a definite Youth focus, promoting the likelihood of  healthier […]

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Published: 24 May 2012
Updated: 6 August 2021
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth

Video Clip: The Danger of BPA in Baby Bottles

Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a chemical which should be banned in baby bottles. Read more and watch below:

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Published: 5 July 2011
Updated: 12 July 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Environment

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