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Women’s Health

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer occupies the position of 3rd most common cancer in SA men with a lifetime risk of 1 in 82 (NCR 2017) and 5th most common cancer in SA women have a lifetime risk of 1 in 191 (NCR 2017). Screening may include examining the lungs with a fiberoptic telescope, sampling sputum for cancer […]

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Published: 26 Apr 2021 | Last Updated: 7 May 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: 7 May 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: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: CANSA Highlights, 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

Tips to Cope When Your Cancer has Spread

Dr Inge Kriel an oncology care physician practicing at Netcare Milpark Hospital says that learning that your cancer has spread can be devastating. Dr Kriel provides the following tips to those coping with a diagnosis of metastatic cancer…

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Published: 28 Sep 2020 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Beyond Diagnosis & Treatment, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

Video: Lymphoedema – Deep Breathing and Lymph Drainage Exercises with Nicole Fuller

Nicole Fuller, Oncology Patient Navigator, breast cancer exercise recovery specialist and motivational speaker shares an introduction to Lymphoedema for breast cancer patients, with deep breathing and lymph drainage exercises.

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Published: 25 Aug 2020 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer, Women's Health

Radio Spots & Video HelloFCB+: Check for Breast Cancer

Women mostly prioritise others and are always busy juggling multiple roles, but perhaps one of the most important tasks they should busy themselves with, is a breast self-examination!

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Published: 7 Aug 2020 | Last Updated: 10 Feb 2021
Categories: Women's Health

Facebook Live Session Encourages Breast Cancer Survivors

As part of our #CANSACares series in #WomenMonth, a Facebook LIVE session aimed at #breastcancer survivors was held on Friday, 7 August 2020. Watch session…

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Published: 6 Aug 2020 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Beyond Diagnosis & Treatment, CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer, Women's Health

Women to Take Time to Exercise Right to Screening

In August, CANSA encourages women to take care of themselves by knowing their bodies, the signs of cancer and taking up their right to cancer screening to promote early detection. #WomensHealth #CANSAscreening #BreastCancer #CervicalCancer #WomensMonth

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Published: 5 Aug 2020 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News, Women's Health

Allen Carr’s Easyway Webinar – Dr Charles Nel

It’s the fear of stopping that prevents smokers from succeeding. Give us a proper opportunity to remove that fear and you will stop. If you do not, we will refund your fee. Visit www.allencarr.co.za or call 0861 100 200 and view our webinar for World No Tobacco Day…

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Published: 31 May 2020 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA Webinars, Men's Health, No-Tobacco Campaign, Women's Health

HPV Viral Before the Internet – 4 March International HPV Awareness Day

4 March is International HPV Awareness Day – #HPV #askaboutHPV #InternationalHPVAwarenessDay

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Published: 4 Mar 2020 | Last Updated: 7 Apr 2020
Categories: Women's Health

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