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67 Ways to Help Combat Cancer 

Regular commutes to medical facilities for treatment are unaffordable for some cancer patients and their families. Others can’t meet the cost of essential home care and then there are those who suffer in silence, not knowing that there are free counselling and support services available to them. This is where CANSA makes a significant difference to cancer patients, and it needs your help to make its services available to more patients who simply cannot afford what it takes to get better. Find 67 ways in which You can help CANSA’s Care Homes to help Others… 

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Published: 10 July 2024
Updated: 11 July 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Bloemfontein Care Centre, CANSA Cape Metro Care Centre, CANSA Durban Care Centre, CANSA George Care Centre, CANSA Gqeberha Care Centre, CANSA Highlights, CANSA Pretoria Care Centre, Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

Cancer Webinar Series – Colorectal Cancer (23 July 2024)

Join us for the next edition of this webinar series addressing Colorectal Cancer – Tuesday 23 July at 09:00 till 11:30

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Published: 9 July 2024
Updated: 16 July 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Highlights, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA Webinars, Men's Health, Women's Health

CANSA Partnering with Provincial Departments of Health to Fight Cancer 

CANSA’s Advocacy team regularly lobbies and engages with the Departments of Health and aims to establish partnerships with key National and Provincial stakeholders. CANSA advocates for the training of Primary Health Professional Care Workers on the top five cancers for men and women prevalent in SA. This will help with the early detection of cancer in the Primary Health settings and early access to cancer treatment.  The focus is mainly with the Provincial Departments of Health, and our CANSA Service team implement the activities in the provinces. To date, four Provincial Departments of Health have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CANSA:  Northern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, and Mpumalanga.  Work continues to engage with the remaining provinces…  

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Published: 8 July 2024
Updated: 10 July 2024
Categories: About CANSA, Advocacy, CANSA Bedfordview Care Centre, CANSA Bloemfontein Care Centre, CANSA Cape Metro Care Centre, CANSA Durban Care Centre, CANSA East London Care Centre, CANSA George Care Centre, CANSA Gqeberha Care Centre, CANSA Highlights, CANSA Kimberley Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Lowveld Care Centre, CANSA Paarl Care Centre, CANSA Pretoria Care Centre, CANSA Roodepoort Satellite Care Centre, CANSA Rustenburg Care Centre, CANSA Springbok Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Waterberg Virtual Care Centre, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

CANSA Creates Value for Workplaces

Work commitments can make it difficult for many employees to find the time to have medical check-ups and to explore what steps they can take to improve their health. CANSA has developed a comprehensive employee wellness programme that brings health and cancer screening, as well as health-boosting advice to the workplace…

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Published: 27 June 2024
Updated: 28 June 2024
Categories: CANSA Highlights, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

Cancer Webinar Series – The man’s fear: Prostate cancer (25 June)

The fifth instalment of this webinar series addressing “The man’s fear: Prostate cancer” – Tuesday 25 June at 09:00 till 11:30

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Published: 14 June 2024
Updated: 27 June 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA Webinars, Men's Health, Women's Health

Who Cares for Cancer Patients’ Caregivers?

International Cancer Survivors Day is celebrated during June, placing the spotlight not only on cancer survivors, but also their caregivers…

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Published: 6 June 2024
Updated: 1 July 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA Highlights, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

Tobacco Companies Targeting Teens 

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) draws attention to World No Tobacco Day (31 May), driven by the theme ‘Protecting children from tobacco industry interference’. The focus is on promoting stronger regulations that shield youth from harmful tobacco products and deceptive advertising practices…

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Published: 29 May 2024
Updated: 16 July 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, No-Tobacco Campaign, Women's Health

Cancer Webinar Series – A Graveyard View: Tobacco and Lung Cancer (28 May 2024)

The fourth instalment of this webinar series addressing “A graveyard view: Tobacco and lung cancer” – 28 May, 09 00 to 11 30…

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Published: 27 May 2024
Updated: 4 June 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA Webinars, Men's Health, Women's Health

South Africans at Higher Risk of Skin Cancer 

CANSA says that while May marks the end of summer for South Africans with winter fast approaching, it’s also Melanoma Awareness Month, reminding us to continue to be sunsmart throughout the year, no matter the weather conditions…  

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Published: 14 May 2024
Updated: 27 June 2024
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, SunSmart, Women's Health

“I Started to Live My Life on Purpose” – An Interview with Naniki Seboni

CANSA Ambassador and melanoma survivor, Naniki Seboni joined Karger’s The Waiting Room Podcast, to speak about about her experiences of being diagnosed with stage 3 malignant melanoma at the age of 25…

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Published: 9 May 2024
Updated: 27 June 2024
Categories: Environment, Men's Health, Reduce Cancer Risk, Screening & Cancer Control, Stories of Hope, SunSmart, Women's Health

Interview with Roulene Bonthuys, Mrs South Africa CANSA Ambassador

Meet Roulene Bonthuys, Mrs South Africa CANSA Ambassador and cervical cancer Survivor…

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Published: 25 April 2024
Updated: 30 May 2024
Categories: Beyond Diagnosis & Treatment, I have Cancer, Stories of Hope, Women's Health

Cancer Webinar Series – Let us talk about two “odd ball” cancers: Non-Hodgkins lymphoma and Testicular cancer (23 April 2024)

The third instalment of this webinar series addressing “odd ball” cancers: Non-Hodgkins lymphoma and Testicular cancer.

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Published: 21 April 2024
Updated: 24 April 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, About Cancer, Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

Podcast: Discuss Colorectal Cancer on the CANSA Couch

Join us for an insightful discussion on colorectal cancer with CANSA’s National Manager of Health Programmes, Lorraine Govender. In this episode, Lorraine dives into the importance of having access to healthy food and drink choices in lowering one’s risk for colorectal cancer.

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Published: 17 April 2024
Updated: 17 May 2024
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA Seal of Recognition - Edible Consumer Goods Category, Men's Health, On the CANSA Couch Podcasts, Women's Health

Webinar – Intimacy for Ostomates (SASS) – 27 March 2024

RECORDING available: CANSA was proud to be part of the next South African Society Of Ostomates (SASS) webinar regarding intimacy for ostomates… 

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Published: 18 March 2024
Updated: 24 June 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, CANSA's Holistic Cancer Care & Support, Cope with Cancer, Counselling & Support Groups, Men's Health, Support Groups, Women's Health

Cancer Webinar Series – Diagnosed With Cancer? What Are The Treatment Modalities (20 March 2024)

The second instalment of this webinar series addressing treatment modalities for cancer patients.

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Published: 18 March 2024
Updated: 26 March 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, About Cancer, Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

Podcast: Cancer Patients and Hair Loss – On the CANSA Couch

Hair loss is a common side-effect of chemotherapy treatment. In this heartfelt CANSA Podcast episode, we explore the emotional journey of individuals facing hair loss and the impactful support provided by CANSA.

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Published: 6 March 2024
Updated: 14 May 2024
Categories: CANSA Seal of Recognition - Non-Edible Consumer Goods Category, CANSA Seal of Recognition - Patient Care, CANSA's Holistic Cancer Care & Support, Cope with Cancer, On the CANSA Couch Podcasts, Women's Health

Prevention and Early Detection may Stop HPV Infection Developing into Cancer

Each year, CANSA in association with the International Papilloma Virus Society, features International HPV Awareness Day on 4 March to educate about HPV-related cancer. HPV or the human papillomavirus is a common sexually transmitted infection and is linked to several types of cancer. Almost all sexually active people will be infected with HPV at some point in their lives, usually without symptoms according to the World Health Organisation…

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Published: 29 February 2024
Updated: 17 May 2024
Categories: Advocacy, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

Your Chance to Be Colourfully Kind

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)’s Shavathon is in its 22nd year and what better way to celebrate than for the fund-raising and awareness campaign to focus on kindness. Be Colourfully Kind is the theme for this year’s Shavathon run by CANSA. It kicks off with all-day events on Saturday 24 February at selected shopping malls only throughout South Africa and continues with individual events held from 26 February to 29 March by workplaces, schools and organisations…

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Published: 29 February 2024
Updated: 20 March 2024
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

World Cancer Day Free CANSA Screening (Caledon WC) 29 Feb 2024

Free cancer screening available: Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA Blood Test), sponsored by Hollard DareDevil Run to screen for prostate cancer and Clinical Breast Examinations, sponsored by Avon, to screen for breast cancer…

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Published: 13 February 2024
Categories: CANSA Cape Metro Care Centre, CANSA Paarl Care Centre, CANSA Western Cape, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Cancer Webinar Series – A Fresh View of Cancer (27 Feb 2024)

The webinar series will launch on 27 February 2024 from 09 00 to 11 30. Topics covered during the series will include: what is cancer; cancer myths; metastatic nature of cancer; bypass of apoptotic process; risk factors; staging of cancer; relationship between staging and treatment…

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Published: 12 February 2024
Updated: 19 March 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, About Cancer, Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

World Cancer Day Free CANSA Screening (Springbok NC) 9 Feb 2024

Free cancer screening available: Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA Blood Test), sponsored by Hollard DareDevil Run to screen for prostate cancer and Clinical Breast Examinations with breast light, sponsored by Avon, to screen for breast cancer…

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Published: 2 February 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Northern Cape, CANSA Springbok Virtual Care Centre, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

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