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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

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

“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: 9 Jun 2021
Categories: CANSA Highlights, 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: 19 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: 7 May 2021
Categories: Men's Health, Types of cancer, Women's Health

CANSA and SACRS Launch Colorectal Cancer Awareness and Support

SA in partnership with The South African Colorectal Society (SACRS) launches its Colorectal Awareness and Support Programme on World Health Day, 7 April 2021. COVID-19 has led to a delay in screenings and treatment as CANSA urges all to make health a priority.

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Published: 6 Apr 2021 | Last Updated: 7 Apr 2021
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA Highlights, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

Let’s Get Chatty About CANSA Stoma Care

Watch the webinar with Evy Michalopoulos from Filotimo Cancer Project and her guest, Adele Burger from CANSA where we will be chatting about: CANSA’s Colorectal Cancer campaign Stoma Consultation Line Home visits to Stoma patients for their first assessment after op Assistance to medical aid and non-medical aid clients and touching on Home-Based Care  

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Published: 6 Apr 2021 | Last Updated: 8 Apr 2021
Categories: CANSA Webinars, Men's Health, Women's Health

Purchase Cancer Screening Vouchers

Purchase a cancer screening voucher as a token of affection, as early detection is key in fight against cancer and can saves lives. Vouchers available for purchase until 31 March 2021 and vouchers valid until 1 May 2021.

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Published: 9 Feb 2021 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

Medical Doctor Diagnosed with Testicular Cancer during Lockdown Shares Story

Michele Vanzaghi (26), is a medical doctor who was diagnosed with testicular cancer during lockdown. He shares his story…

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Published: 27 Nov 2020 | Last Updated: 23 Dec 2020
Categories: Men's Health

Cape Times in Conversation with John Owens and Prostate Cancer Survivor via Facebook – 30 November 2020

Join the Cape Times in conversation with CANSA Ambassador and former Mr South Africa, John Owens, with David Pasipanodya, a prostate cancer Survivor and author of ‘Winning Attitudes’ via Facebook 30 November 16:00

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Published: 27 Nov 2020 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer, Men's Health

Men’s Health Round Table via Facebook Live – 30 November 2020

Men’s Health Round Table via Facebook Live – 30 November 2020 2pm with Cara Noble (social worker and CANSA National Relationship Manager Service), Dr Michele Vanzaghi (medical doctor diagnosed with testicular cancer during lockdown) and David Lucas (prostate cancer Survivor).

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Published: 27 Nov 2020 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA Webinars, Men's Health

Mans Aangemoedig om van Kanker-siftingstoetse Gebruik te Maak

English Media Release 4 November 2020 – KANSA nooi hierdie November mans uit om verantwoordelikheid vir hul gesondheid te neem en om gebruik te maak van die kanker-siftingstoetse wat by KANSA Sorgsentrums beskikbaar is. Volgens die 2016 Nasionale Kankerregister (NKR) is die vyf mees algemene kankers wat mans affekteer* prostaat-, kolorektale-, long-, nie-Hodgkin-limfoom en blaaskanker. […]

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Published: 10 Nov 2020 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: Men's Health

Men to Take Advantage of Cancer Screening Available

This November, CANSA calls on men to be responsible for their health and to take advantage of cancer screening available at CANSA Care Centres. The five leading cancers affecting men* according to the 2016 National Cancer Registry (NCR) are prostate, colorectal, lung, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and bladder cancer. #CANSAscreening #MensHealth

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Published: 5 Nov 2020 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News, Men's Health

Video Prostate Screening: CANSA Says Don’t Fear the Finger

CANSA advises men to talk with a doctor or the local health facility about screening tests, beginning at 40 for men with a first-degree relative diagnosed at an early age and at 45 for all other men. PSA screening tests available at CANSA Care Centres… #CANSAscreening

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Published: 3 Oct 2020 | Last Updated: 27 Jan 2021
Categories: Men's Health

Slideshow: Top 5 Cancers Affecting SA Men

Afrikaanse Weergawe… PDF Read more about how to reduce your cancer risk…

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Published: 2 Oct 2020 | Last Updated: 10 Nov 2020
Categories: Men's Health

How to Do a Testicular Self-Examination

Find out how to do a testicular self-examination & share this info…

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Published: 1 Oct 2020 | Last Updated: 5 Nov 2020
Categories: Men's Health

Men and Breast Cancer

Male breast cancer is rare, accounting for 1% of all breast cancers. It is a hundred times more common in women than in men. Symptoms may include: a painless lump under the nipple or areola; an inverted nipple (turned inward); swelling of the breast tissue; a rash around the nipple; discharge or bleeding from the […]

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Published: 30 Sep 2020 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Men's Health, Types of cancer

Tips to Cope When Your Cancer has Spread

Dr Inge Kriel an oncology care physician practicing at Netcare Milpark Hospital says that learning that your cancer has spread can be devastating. Dr Kriel provides the following tips to those coping with a diagnosis of metastatic cancer…

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Published: 28 Sep 2020 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Beyond Diagnosis & Treatment, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

Cipla Campaign #FafChallenge Wins Top PR Award

Cipla South Africa’s #FafChallenge Leveraging an iconic SA moment to raise testicular cancer awareness campaign won gold at the virtual PRISA PRISM Awards ceremony recently. Our PR agency, MSL, submitted this award entry. From an agency perspective, this is only their fourth PRISM Gold in their 11-year history and the first ever in the highly […]

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Published: 5 Jun 2020
Categories: Men's Health

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