The responsibility rests with patients to contact CANSA for assistance. Read more...


Melanoma Patient Webinar

Recording available – ‘Let’s get under the skin of melanoma – mutation matters’. Exploring testing, early diagnosis and treatment…

Read more

Published: 2 Jun 2022 | Last Updated: 14 Jun 2022
Categories: CANSA Webinars, Men's Health, SunSmart, Women's Health


There are two main categories of skin cancer, namely, melanoma (malignant melanoma) and non-melanoma. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the incidence of both non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers has been increasing over the past decades, and WHO estimates that a 10 % decrease in ozone levels will result in an additional 300 000 […]

Read more

Published: 19 May 2022 | Last Updated: 20 May 2022
Categories: SunSmart, Types of cancer

Katherine Burger Shares Melanoma Diagnosis

Says Katherine, “Melanomas can look like any lump or bump, so that’s it’s so important to know our bodies and watch for changes. You should do a skin self-examination every few weeks. Most importantly, this is why EVERYONE should have an annual skin check by a dermatologist.”

Read more

Published: 18 May 2022 | Last Updated: 7 Jun 2022
Categories: Stories of Hope, SunSmart

CANSA Novartis Free FotoFinder & Skin Examinations in January 2022

CANSA will be hosting FREE FotoFinder & skin examinations in January 2022, at various venues. We are thankful to Novartis for sponsoring this screening…

Read more

Published: 22 Jan 2022 | Last Updated: 1 Feb 2022
Categories: SunSmart, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Don’t Let Cancer Get Under Your Skin

As part of its 2022 SunSmart health awareness campaign, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is hosting free FotoFinder and skin examinations, sponsored by Novartis, in: Roodepoort – 13 January, Vredendal – 17 January, Springbok – 21 and 22 January, Rustenburg – 27 January and Nelspruit – 27 January. Appointments can be booked through CANSA Care Centres or directly with CANSA Service Coordinators in the various regions.

Read more

Published: 12 Jan 2022 | Last Updated: 12 Jan 2022
Categories: Media Releases & News, SunSmart

CANSA Contributes SunSmart Tips to Online Magazines for the Holiday Season

CANSA recently contributed to articles in online magazines MzansiHealth and RoveSA: Be SunSmart and Lower Your Risk of Skin Cancer Most people don’t know that sunburn can occur within fifteen minutes of exposure to the sun and that even during such a short time, permanent, irreversible, damage is caused to your skin. This damage increases […]

Read more

Published: 14 Dec 2021 | Last Updated: 14 Dec 2021
Categories: SunSmart

Freya Hats Awarded CANSA Seal of Recognition

Freya Hats is a perfect fit to receive the CANSA Seal of Recognition (Protection Category). Local, handmade, and sustainable, the hats also comply with international safety standards regarding sun protection properties and are available for men, women, and children, receiving the endorsement from CANSA…

Read more

Published: 22 Oct 2021 | Last Updated: 3 Nov 2021
Categories: CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, Media Releases & News, SunSmart

Research Study – Skin Cancer (Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma)

Novotech invites eligible skin cancer patients to participate in a research study. Patients must have a histologically confirmed diagnosis (by biopsy) of unresectable or metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma that does not respond to local therapy. The closing date for recruitment is 30 December 2022.

Read more

Published: 19 May 2021 | Last Updated: 11 Feb 2022
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board, SunSmart, Take Part in Cancer-related Research

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.

Read more

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

Be Proactive about Protecting Your Skin

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) urges individuals to be proactive about protecting their skin and being aware of changes to their skin. Skin cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, and as South Africa has one of the highest monitored ultraviolet (UV) levels in the world, it also has one of the highest incidences of skin cancer globally.

Read more

Published: 7 Dec 2020 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News, SunSmart

Percentage of Eeze Squeeze Bangle (Sunscreen) Goes to CANSA

Eeze Squeeze Bangle (Sunscreen) makes it super easy to have sunscreen on hand – 50c per unit will be donated to CANSA…

Read more

Published: 28 Oct 2020 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: Our Cause Related Marketing Partners, SunSmart

Metastatic Melanoma Webinar with CANSA

CANSA partnered with colleagues and friends from Rare Diseases South Africa to discuss what patients and the public should know about Metastatic #Melanoma.

Read more

Published: 25 Aug 2020 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer, SunSmart

New Skin App to Help You be SunSmart

CANSA reminds South Africans to be SunSmart, by protecting their skin at all times and especially during the holidays. Ultraviolet rays (UVA and UVB) reach the earth’s surface and are damaging to skin. UVB is responsible for producing sunburn and can cause sunburn within fifteen minutes, causing permanent damage while UVA rays can contribute to ageing the skin and DNA damage. Damage from both UVA and UVB rays can lead to skin cancer. #SunSmart

Read more

Published: 20 Aug 2020 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News, SunSmart

Video: Beat Melanoma through Early Detection

May is Melanoma Awareness month and CANSA highlights the stories of two survivors living with skin cancer to help educate and promote early detection of cancer.

Read more

Published: 19 May 2020 | Last Updated: 22 May 2020
Categories: SunSmart

Beat Melanoma through Early Detection

People living with cancer are at a very high risk should they become infected with COVID-19 and so CANSA aims to educate and share early detection messages to avoid more people being diagnosed with cancer. CANSA highlights the stories of two survivors living with skin cancer to help educate and promote early detection of cancer.

Read more

Published: 18 Apr 2020 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News, SunSmart

Naniki Seboni – Brown Skin Girl

Naniki Seboni (29) tells us how she was teased at school for ‘wanting to be like a white girl’ because she used sunscreen and how at the age of 24, she was diagnosed with Stage 3 malignant melanoma. Ailments as a Child Naniki sufferred severe nose bleeds as a child. “We never knew what that […]

Read more

Published: 6 Feb 2020 | Last Updated: 6 Feb 2020
Categories: Stories of Hope, SunSmart

Do you have a question?
Book a counselling session

CANSA Tele Counselling

 0800 22 6622 Toll Free
 072 197 9305 English and Afrikaans
 071 867 3530 Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho and Siswati

  Find Your Care Centre

About Us | Get in Touch

Sign up to receive news and updates: