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Men’s Health

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 Feb 2022
Updated: 13 Jul 2022
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Men's Health, Types of cancer, Women's Health

CANSA Closing the Gap in Cancer Care

This World Cancer Day (4 February), CANSA and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) are calling on everyone to use their influence to help ‘close the gap in cancer care’. The new three-year campaign calls for action to address the issue of unfair access to cancer services. The campaign aims to promote greater equity in health care provision for all people affected by cancer, no matter who they are or where they live…

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Published: 3 Feb 2022
Updated: 22 Mar 2022
Categories: I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Lung Cancer Awareness Video – CANSA MLCCP Partnership with University of KZN

CANSA is concerned about the low awareness of lung cancer. More than two-thirds of patients are diagnosed at a late stage, when the cancer has already spread to other parts of the body. If lung cancer is found at an earlier stage, when it’s small and before it has spread, it’s more likely to be successfully treated. This concern led to a partnership with the University of KwaZulu-Natal for a Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme (UKZN-MLCCP)…

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Published: 10 Dec 2021
Updated: 14 Jan 2022
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Highlights, Men's Health, Types of cancer, Women's Health

Launch – Men Supporting Men Support Group for Cancer Patients

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 first support group meeting via Zoom on Saturday, 27 November 2021 at 9:00 to 10:30….

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Published: 26 Nov 2021
Updated: 6 Dec 2021
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA Webinars, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Men's Health

Zoom Panel Discussion – Let’s Get Real about Men and Prostate Cancer

CANSA hosted a Zoom panel discussion on 18 November 2021 ‘Let’s Get Real about Men and Prostate Cancer’…

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Published: 17 Nov 2021
Updated: 24 Nov 2021
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Types of cancer

Mans Takel Saam Prostaatkanker

English Media Release 1 November 2021 – Prostaatkanker is die mees algemene kanker onder mans wêreldwyd en die nommer een kanker wat Suid-Afrikaanse mans affekteer (Nasionale Kankerregister 2017), met 1 uit 17 mans wat die risiko loop om in hul leeftyd hiermee gediagnoseer te word. Internasionale en plaaslike navorsing wys dat die risiko vir aggressiewe […]

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Published: 12 Nov 2021
Updated: 28 Nov 2021
Categories: Men's Health

Lung Cancer

Zoom Support Group: 27 August 2022 – Michael Meredith (neuroendocrine lung cancer Survivor, trained counsellor and end of life doula) shares his story… 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 […]

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Published: 7 Nov 2021
Updated: 26 Aug 2022
Categories: Men's Health, Types of cancer, Women's Health

Men Tackling Prostate Cancer Together

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men globally and the number one cancer affecting all South African men (National Cancer Registry 2017), with 1 in 17 men being at risk for diagnosis in their lifetime. International and local research indicates that the risk for aggressive prostate cancer is higher in black African men. * It’s vital to note that prostate cancer tends to run in families. CANSA encourages men to get to know their family history of cancer and symptoms, not delaying age-appropriate prostate screening, as many men die unnecessarily from the disease due to late diagnosis.

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Published: 3 Nov 2021
Updated: 11 Feb 2022
Categories: Media Releases & News, Men's Health

Radio Spots – Lung Cancer Awareness & Symptoms

SABC English https://cansa.org.za/files/2021/11/Lung-Cancer-Advert-SABC-English-v2.mp3 SABC Zulu https://cansa.org.za/files/2021/11/Lung-Cancer-Advert-SABC-Zulu-v2.mp3 General English https://cansa.org.za/files/2021/11/Lung-Cancer-Advert-English-general-v2.mp3 General Zulu https://cansa.org.za/files/2021/11/Lung-Cancer-Advert-Zulu-general-v2.mp3 Find more information regarding lung cancer…

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Published: 3 Nov 2021
Categories: Men's Health, Types of cancer, Women's Health

Nutri-Reset Digital Publication

CANSA contributes articles to Nutri-Reset Digital publication…

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Published: 3 Nov 2021
Updated: 3 Nov 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News, 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: 2 Nov 2021
Updated: 2 Dec 2021
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…

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Published: 2 Nov 2021
Updated: 4 Aug 2022
Categories: Men's Health, Types of cancer

CANSA Speaks – Cape Times Facebook Session “Breast Cancer in Men”

Join Cape Times in conversation with Kim Gillot, breast cancer thriver and CANSA volunteer, Bobby Were, who is living with breast cancer on Facebook on Thursday 28 October 2021 (14:00). Male breast cancer is a rare cancer that forms in the breast tissue of men. Although breast cancer occurs more commonly in women, it does occur in men as well. Unfortunately men with breast cancer are often diagnosed too late…

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Published: 25 Oct 2021
Updated: 29 Oct 2021
Categories: CANSA Webinars, Men's Health

Painting the Streets of Mzansi Purple

15 October 2021 – What started twelve years ago with one brave soul running through peak hour traffic in a speedo to raise awareness about cancer, has since become a nationwide phenomenon. Usually held as a mass participation event in Johannesburg, today saw the first ever COVID-edition national Hollard Daredevil Run 2021 take place around the country…

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Published: 15 Oct 2021
Updated: 19 Oct 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News, Men'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: 4 Oct 2021
Updated: 3 Nov 2021
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Our Cause Related Marketing Partners, Women's Health

Webinar – Talking Stoma on World Ostomy Day

On Saturday, 2 October 2021, World Ostomy Day, CANSA hosted an informative webinar with experts in this field discussing topics ranging from care, intimacy, underwear, nutrition to support, as well as CANSA’s stoma service offering and Tele Stoma counselling…

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Published: 28 Sep 2021
Updated: 8 Oct 2021
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA Webinars, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

Hollard Daredevil Run – It’s Ballsy, it’s Brave, it’s Bigger… and it’s Back

The once-off COVID-edition, national Hollard Daredevil Run 2021 is officially open for entries! Get ready for the streets of your hood to be painted purple on Friday, 15 October 2021 when thousands of brave men in purple speedos will run through the streets for a good cause. The Hollard Daredevil Run is going countrywide! This once-off COVID-edition, national event will see runners from anywhere in the country participating from the comfort of their own neighbourhoods by running alone, with a friend or in a small group of a maximum of 5 runners… – entries close on 11 October 2021…

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Published: 3 Sep 2021
Updated: 15 Oct 2021
Categories: Fundraising Events & Projects, Men's Health

CANSA Webinar: Lung Cancer – Our Voice Our Story

Webinar Recording: Patients and caregivers sharing their viewpoints about overcoming lung cancer…

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Published: 4 Aug 2021
Updated: 13 Aug 2021
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer, Men's Health, No-Tobacco Campaign, Women's Health

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
Updated: 19 Oct 2021
Categories: 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
Updated: 2 Aug 2021
Categories: 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
Updated: 14 Jun 2021
Categories: I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

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