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Miiskin Smartphone App to Benefit CANSA

Miiskin and CANSA are working together to create awareness in the South African population about checking your skin and moles for changes. The app contains paid premium features of which CANSA will receive 15%.

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Published: 15 Sep 2022
Updated: 30 Sep 2022
Categories: Fundraising Events & Projects, Our Cause Related Marketing Partners, SunSmart

Ocean Freedom Sunscreen Gets Thumbs Up For CANSA Seal

Ocean Freedom mineral sunscreens have been awarded the CANSA Seal of Recognition denoting it as a ‘CANSA Smart Choice’ product for cancer risk reduction…

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Published: 13 Sep 2022
Updated: 30 Sep 2022
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, SunSmart

Sunscreen root4 Receives CANSA Seal of Recognition

CANSA welcomes its latest CANSA Seal of Recognition partner, root4 3D Defence SPF50 Mineral Sunscreen, under their Protection category. root4 is the perfect addition to the CANSA Smart Choice family as it not only meets national and international sun protection standards, but it’s also safe for the environment…

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Published: 12 Sep 2022
Updated: 30 Sep 2022
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, SunSmart

Melanoma Patient Webinar

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

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Published: 2 Jun 2022
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 […]

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Published: 19 May 2022
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.”

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Published: 18 May 2022
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…

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Published: 22 Jan 2022
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.

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Published: 12 Jan 2022
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 […]

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Published: 14 Dec 2021
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…

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Published: 22 Oct 2021
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.

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Published: 19 May 2021
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.

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Published: 11 May 2021
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.

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Published: 7 Dec 2020
Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News, 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.

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Published: 25 Aug 2020
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

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Published: 20 Aug 2020
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.

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

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