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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

Second Virtual Avon Justine iThemba Walkathon 2021 – Ticket Sales Open

Ticket sales for this year’s virtual Avon Justine IThemba Walkathon #iThembaWalkathon on 3 October 2021 are now open!

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Published: 24 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 24 Jun 2021
Categories: CANSA Highlights, Fundraising Events & Projects, 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

Both Sides of My Cancer Story

By Nicole Fuller: Cancer Patient As I approach almost four years since I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer from that indescribable fear of a cancer diagnosis to an incredible journey. I would like to share both sides of my cancer story. I was diagnosed with Invasive lobular carcinoma in both breasts in July 2017. […]

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Published: 4 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 4 Jun 2021
Categories: I have Cancer, Stories of Hope, Women's Health

Save the Date: Avon Justine iThemba Walkathon – 3 October 2021

Save the Date: Avon Justine iThemba Walkathon – 3 October 2021…

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Published: 25 May 2021 | Last Updated: 25 May 2021
Categories: Fundraising Events & Projects, Women'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

Holistic Health – Detecting Ovarian Cancer SAFM Interview

A Pap smear cannot detect Ovarian Cancer. How then is it detected? What do we know and need to learn about this cancer? Guest speaker: Professor Michael Herbst CANSA Health Specialist  

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Published: 22 Apr 2021
Categories: CANSA Webinars, 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

KANSA is Verbind tot Bewusmaking en Ondersteuning van Servikale Kanker

English Media Release 1 Maart 2021 – KANSA loods sy servikale kankerbewustheid- en Ondersteuningveldtog op Internasionale Menslike Papillomavirus (HPV) Dag op 4 Maart 2021. HPV is die primêre oorsaak van servikale kanker by vroue. Dit veroorsaak 300 000 sterftes van vroue met servikale kanker wêreldwyd.(1) Sien meer omtrent servikale kanker… #EliminateCervicalCancer #CANSACervicalCancerAwareness KANSA beoog om […]

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Published: 3 Mar 2021 | Last Updated: 7 Apr 2021
Categories: Women's Health

CANSA Committed to Cervical Cancer Awareness & Support

CANSA launches its Cervical Cancer Awareness and Support Campaign on International Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Day on 4 March 2021. HPV is the primary cause of cervical cancer in women, resulting in 300 000 deaths due to cervical cancer globally per annum.

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Published: 3 Mar 2021 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Highlights, I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Women's Health

Cervical Cancer

The cervix is the lower, narrow end of the uterus (the hollow, pear-shaped organ where a foetus can grow). The cervix leads from the uterus to the vagina (birth canal) below. Women have a 1 in 40 lifetime risk of cervical cancer (NCR 2017). Cervical cancer is the 2nd most common cancer among South African […]

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Published: 3 Mar 2021 | Last Updated: 22 Jul 2021
Categories: Types of cancer, 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

Facebook Virtual Round Table Discussion with Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients 28 October 2020

A virtual round table discussion featuring metastatic breast cancer patients with CANSA and guests, facilitated by Dr Brenda Kubheka, will take place live on CANSA’s Facebook page on Wednesday, 28 October, 18:00 to 19:00…

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Published: 26 Oct 2020 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer, Women's Health

Facebook Live Session – Living with Breast Cancer

CANSA wants to encourage women with breast cancer to know that they are not alone, they can get through these challenging times and live a full and productive life.

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Published: 22 Oct 2020 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer, Women's Health

Online Support to Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

CANSA launches its iSurvivor Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) email support programme as part of breast cancer awareness month in October. In addition to existing online support offerings and ground level support programmes for cancer patients, this programme is aimed at assisting and helping mostly MBC patients with their experienced challenges.

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Published: 22 Oct 2020 | Last Updated: 17 May 2021
Categories: I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Women's Health

Aanlyn ondersteuning vir Metastatiese Borskanker Pasiënte

English Media Release 28 September 2020 – KANSA stel sy iSurvivor Metastatiese Borskanker (MBK) e-pos ondersteuningsprogram bekend as deel van Borskanker-bewusmakingsmaand in Oktober. Buiten reeds-bestaande aanlyn ondersteuningsdienste en -programme vir kankerpasiënte, is hierdie program meestal daarop gemik om MBK-pasiënte te help met die uitdagings wat hulle ervaar. Gerda Strauss, KANSA se Hoof van Dienslewering sê, […]

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Published: 9 Oct 2020 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: Women's Health

Slide Show: Top 5 Cancers Affecting SA Women & Metastatic Breast Cancer

Afrikaans version… PDF Read more about reducing cancer risk and Women’s Health…

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

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