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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 Jan 2023
Updated: 3 Feb 2023
Categories: CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Free State, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA Highlights, 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

World Cancer Day – Lace Up for Cancer back with Support of Life Healthcare

Get moving this World Cancer Day, 4 February 2023, at Anura Wine Estate and kick off the new year by lowering your cancer risk…

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Published: 22 Jan 2023
Updated: 27 Jan 2023
Categories: CANSA Highlights, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA Western Cape, Fundraising Events & Projects, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Video: 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: 19 Dec 2022
Updated: 22 Dec 2022
Categories: CANSA Highlights, CANSA Webinars, Men's Health, SunSmart, Women's Health

Research Study – Breast Cancer Patients

The University of Cape Town invites eligible breast cancer patients to participate in a research study entitled Development and evaluation of an education and exercise self-management intervention for breast cancer survivors. The closing date for recruitment is 31 August 2023.

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Published: 7 Dec 2022
Updated: 8 Dec 2022
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board, Take Part in Cancer-related Research, Women's Health

Help Needed For CANSA Volunteers  

Can you help? We would love to be able to provide our volunteers with the tools they need to operate within their communities – be it with a laptop, smartphone, training and upskilling on computer software and social media platforms or assistance with mobile data so that they can, optimally, continue with their work for CANSA. We’re operating with a business model that relies on technology and it’s important for volunteers to be able to attend meetings, training, and supervision sessions online. So, we appeal to the public and corporates and invite them to show their community spirit by helping us with donations and sponsorships of these items to keep our volunteers active in the communities where they work…

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Published: 1 Dec 2022
Updated: 1 Dec 2022
Categories: CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Free State, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA Highlights, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, CANSA Limpopo, CANSA Mpumalanga, CANSA North West, CANSA Northern Cape, CANSA Western Cape, Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Volunteers Inspire, Women's Health

Vodacom Bulls take on Cell C Sharks in Massive #GetYourPinkOn Clash – 30 October 2022

On Sunday 30 October 2022, the Vodacom Bulls as part their 10th year anniversary celebrate with Puma, their technical sponsor, and will host the third edition of the #GetYourPinkOn campaign. This one promises to be bigger and better than the previous two. With the support and full backing of Vodacom as well as the official broadcaster SuperSport, the Vodacom Bulls will stand united in the fight against breast cancer and support CANSA’s service to those affected by cancer… – GO PINK with the Vodacom Bulls and benefit from CANSA screening at the event, and get your hair sprayed PINK!….

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Published: 27 Oct 2022
Updated: 1 Nov 2022
Categories: CANSA Gauteng, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News, Women's Health

Video Interview – Fast Facts from Karger: Breast Cancer and Social Stigma

Abeda Steenkamp, breast cancer Survivor and social worker at CANSA, was interviewed and shares her views on breast cancer and social stigma…

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Published: 25 Oct 2022
Updated: 22 Dec 2022
Categories: CANSA Webinars, Types of cancer, Women's Health

Cape Argus Facebook Live – Get Educated About Breast Cancer – 27 October 2022

Watch video recording – Dr Francois Malherbe, Head of Breast and Surgical Endocrine Unit Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, and Lucy Balona (CANSA) discussed breast cancer on Facebook…

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Published: 25 Oct 2022
Updated: 22 Dec 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA Webinars, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Women's Health

Breast Cancer Screening can Save Lives

Breast and cervical cancer have been identified as a national priority with increasing incidences occurring and CANSA urges women to go for annual health check-ups and screening to detect cancer early. Apart from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in South Africa with a lifetime risk of 1 in 27, according to the 2019 National Cancer Registry (NCR). There is growing concern that most women present with late-stage cancers, which makes for a difficult prognosis…

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Published: 17 Oct 2022
Updated: 20 Jan 2023
Categories: CANSA Highlights, Media Releases & News, Women's Health

Monarch & Rose Pink Catalogue Combo Gifts in Support of CANSA’s Women’s Health Campaign

Monarch & Rose are giving a percentage from the sale of their PINK catalogue combo gifts to CANSA in support of the Women’s Health Campaign while stock lasts…

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Published: 16 Oct 2022
Updated: 22 Dec 2022
Categories: Fundraising Events & Projects, Our Cause Related Marketing Partners, Women's Health

The Breast Mom’s Breast Bag to Benefit CANSA

CANSA will receive 6% of the sales from each breast bag…

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Published: 23 Sep 2022
Updated: 22 Dec 2022
Categories: Fundraising Events & Projects, Our Cause Related Marketing Partners, Women's Health

CANSA to Benefit from Sale of Matus’ Pink Products to Support Those Affected by Cancer

Matus will donate 10% of the profit on sales of pink products to CANSA in support of its Women’s Health campaign. Products are available at Matus stores…

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Published: 22 Sep 2022
Updated: 22 Dec 2022
Categories: Fundraising Events & Projects, Our Cause Related Marketing Partners, Women's Health

Miladys Silicone Breast Forms to Benefit CANSA

Milady’s natural-feel breast form cups help to restore your breast silhouette after mastectomy. R50 from each sale goes to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)….

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Published: 22 Sep 2022
Updated: 22 Dec 2022
Categories: Fundraising Events & Projects, Our Cause Related Marketing Partners, Women's Health

Pure Wellness Kit (iS Clinical Skincare Brand) to Benefit Cancer Patients and CANSA

Stern Laser (Pty) Ltd – distributor of iS Clinical skincare brand, will be be giving R550 per Pure Wellness Kit sold to CANSA from 1 October – 31 October 2022. The Pure Wellness Kit provides the opportunity for cancer patients / Survivors to make use of suitable skincare products during or after treatment. An effective skincare regimen is an essential part of maintaining skin health during the treatment of cancer. The products included in the Pure Wellness Collection were specifically selected and used successfully by active cancer patients during treatment for over a decade. The Pure Wellness Collection addresses common visible skin side effects associated with cancer and cancer therapies…

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Published: 4 Sep 2022
Updated: 1 Nov 2022
Categories: Fundraising Events & Projects, Our Cause Related Marketing Partners, Women's Health

Elimineer Servikskanker deur Vroeë Opsporing 

English Media Release KANSA herinner vroue aan die belangrike rol wat gereelde Papsmere speel in die opsporing en uitskakel van servikskanker. Bykans 11 000 vroue in Suid-Afrika word jaarliks met servikskanker gediagnoseer. Dit maak dit die tweede mees algemene kanker met die hoogste sterftesyfer onder vroue.  #CANSACervicalAwareness #EliminateCervicalCancer  Servikskanker ontwikkel wanneer die serviks, die lae, smal […]

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Published: 26 Aug 2022
Updated: 16 Nov 2022
Categories: Women's Health

Eliminate Cervical Cancer Through Early Detection

As South Africa prepares to celebrate Women’s Day on 9 August 2022 – an important achievement for women and human rights – the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) reminds women of the vital role regular Pap smears play in the detection, and elimination, of cervical cancer.  Nearly 11 000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer annually in South Africa, making it the second most common cancer among women as well as having the highest death rate among women…

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Published: 5 Aug 2022
Updated: 16 Nov 2022
Categories: Media Releases & News, Women's Health

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) – Myth vs Fact

HPV stands for human papillomavirus and is a very common virus. There are more than 100 strains of the virus, most of them do not cause cancer. Read more… About 7 in every 10 people will have HPV infection at some point in their lifetime. The virus lives on your skin and can be transmitted […]

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Published: 5 Aug 2022
Updated: 5 Aug 2022
Categories: Cancer Myths, Men's Health, Types of cancer, Women's Health

Cervical Cancer – Myth vs Fact

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among Asian, Coloured and White women in South Africa, while it is the most common cancer among African women. Cervical cancer starts in the cervix, located at the lower part of the uterus (womb). When detected early, or in the pre-cancer stage, treatment can be highly successful. […]

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Published: 5 Aug 2022
Updated: 5 Aug 2022
Categories: Cancer Myths, Types of cancer, Women's Health

Uterine (Uterus) Cancer

Cancer of the uterus, also as known as uterine cancer or womb cancer is the 4th most common cancer affecting women in SA. 1 in 128 women are at risk for being diagnosed with uterine cancer (NCR 2017). The most common form of this cancer affects the lining of the uterus, known as the endometrium and is […]

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Published: 4 Aug 2022
Categories: Types of cancer, Women's Health

Breast Cancer

Apart from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women of all races, with a lifetime risk of 1 in 27 in South Africa, according to the 2019 National Cancer Registry (NCR). Both breast and cervical cancer have been identified as a national priority with increasing incidences occurring. Media Release Infographic Approximately […]

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Published: 4 Aug 2022
Updated: 17 Oct 2022
Categories: Types of cancer, Women's Health

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