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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: 23 February 2024
Updated: 24 February 2024
Categories: CANSA Highlights, 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: 20 February 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, About Cancer, Advocacy, CANSA Highlights, 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

World Cancer Day Free CANSA Screening (Gqeberha EC) 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, sponsored by Avon, to screen for breast cancer…

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Published: 30 January 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Gqeberha (PE) Care Centre, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

World Cancer Day Walks & Events

CANSA encourages participation in the World Cancer Day 5k Challenge / other WCD Events..

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Published: 30 January 2024
Updated: 12 February 2024
Categories: Fundraising Events & Projects, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

World Cancer Day CANSA Free Screening

CANSA is providing free cancer screening to mark World Cancer Day in certain areas…

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Published: 30 January 2024
Updated: 21 February 2024
Categories: Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

World Cancer Day Free CANSA Screening (Paarl WC) 9 Feb 2024

Free cancer screening available: Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA Blood Test), to screen for prostate cancer and Clinical Breast Examinations, to screen for breast cancer, sponsored by Val De Vie…

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Published: 30 January 2024
Updated: 30 January 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Paarl Care Centre, CANSA Western Cape, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

World Cancer Day Free CANSA Screening (Malmesbury WC) 16 Feb 2024

Free cancer screening available: Clinical Breast Examinations, sponsored by Avon, to screen for breast cancer…

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Published: 30 January 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Paarl Care Centre, CANSA Western Cape, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

World Cancer Day – Tips to Lower Your Personal Cancer Risk

Helpful tips to lower your personal cancer risk and assess whether or not your lifestyle can be improved…

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Published: 30 January 2024
Updated: 30 January 2024
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Call to Action to Close the Care Gap on World Cancer Day

CANSA places the spotlight on World Cancer Day, led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), to mobilise urgent action to improve cancer risk awareness, treatment and care services for all individuals, regardless of who they are and where they live. To mark the third year of the ‘Close the Care Gap’ campaign, that highlights the significant inequalities that persist across the globe in the availability of and access to essential cancer services, UICC has released the World Cancer Day 2024 Equity Report World Cancer Day 2024 Equity Report. The report provides local perspectives and experiences on inequities in cancer care in regions around the world, including South Africa as well as expert recommendations on how to address them…

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Published: 30 January 2024
Updated: 12 February 2024
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA Bedfordview Care Centre, CANSA Bloemfontein Care Centre, CANSA Cape Metro Care Centre, CANSA East London Satellite Care Centre, CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Free State, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA George Care Centre, CANSA Gqeberha (PE) Care Centre, CANSA Highlights, CANSA Highveld Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Kimberley Virtual Care Centre, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, CANSA Limpopo, CANSA Lowveld Care Centre, CANSA Mpumalanga, CANSA North West, CANSA Northern Cape, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA Oudtshoorn Care Centre, CANSA Paarl Care Centre, CANSA Pietermaritzburg Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Pretoria Care Centre, CANSA Richards Bay Satellite Care Centre, CANSA Roodepoort Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Rustenburg Satellite Care Centre, CANSA Springbok Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Vaal Triangle Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Waterberg Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Western Cape, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

World Cancer Day Free CANSA Screening (Thembisa Gauteng) 14 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: 30 January 2024
Updated: 8 February 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Bedfordview Care Centre, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA Pretoria Care Centre, CANSA Roodepoort Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Vaal Triangle Virtual Care Centre, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

World Cancer Day Free CANSA Screening (Rustenburg NW) 2 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: 30 January 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA North West, CANSA Rustenburg Satellite Care Centre, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

World Cancer Day Free CANSA Screening (Roodepoort Gauteng) 5 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: 30 January 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Bedfordview Care Centre, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA Pretoria Care Centre, CANSA Roodepoort Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Vaal Triangle Virtual Care Centre, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

World Cancer Day Free CANSA Screening (Pietermaritzburg KZN) 2 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: 30 January 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, CANSA Pietermaritzburg Virtual Care Centre, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

World Cancer Day Free CANSA Screening (Mitchells Plain WC) 5 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: 30 January 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Cape Metro Care Centre, CANSA Western Cape, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

World Cancer Day Free CANSA Screening (Mbombela Mpumalanga) 5 Feb 2024

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

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Published: 30 January 2024
Updated: 30 January 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Highveld Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Lowveld Care Centre, CANSA Mpumalanga, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

World Cancer Day Free CANSA Screening (Estcourt KZN) 6 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: 29 January 2024
Updated: 1 February 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Durban Care Centre, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

World Cancer Day Free CANSA Screening (Krugersdorp Gauteng) 3 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: 29 January 2024
Updated: 1 February 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Bedfordview Care Centre, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA Pretoria Care Centre, CANSA Roodepoort Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Vaal Triangle Virtual Care Centre, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Knowledge for Life: CANSA Unveils Podcast Series For #GivingTuesday

In a significant step towards community education, CANSA introduces a podcast series sharing helpful insights into lowering the cancer risk and care. This initiative underlines CANSA’s commitment to educating the public with knowledge that can make a difference in the fight against cancer…

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Published: 7 December 2023
Updated: 8 December 2023
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, About Cancer, Advocacy, Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA Highlights, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, Caregiving and Cancer, Environment, I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, No Alcohol, No-Tobacco Campaign, Our Corporate Social Investment Partners, SunSmart, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Melanoma Ranks in Top Five Cancers

In May, awareness is placed on Melanoma, currently ranking the fifth most prevalent cancer in men and sixth most prevalent among women in South Africa, according to the National Cancer Registry (2019). The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) reminds South Africans to protect themselves from overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays that are the main cause of skin cancer and to be aware that people of all skin tones (light to dark) can be diagnosed with skin cancer.

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Published: 1 December 2023
Updated: 15 February 2024
Categories: CANSA's Seal of Recognition, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Screening & Cancer Control, SunSmart, Types of cancer, Women's Health

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