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World Cancer Day – 4 Feb

2022 – This World Cancer Day (4 February), CANSA and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) are calling on everyone to use their influence to help ‘close the gap in cancer care’.

The new three-year campaign calls for action to address the issue of unfair access to cancer services. The campaign aims to promote greater equity in health care provision for all people affected by cancer, no matter who they are or where they live.

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What CANSA is Doing to Close the Cancer Care Gap

Cancer patients in our country may have a very different experience regarding access to cancer screening services, receiving timeous diagnoses, cancer treatment and support, depending on their socioeconomic status and where they live.

This may lead to wide differences in the risks of developing and surviving cancer. This gap needs to be overcome and CANSA is tirelessly working towards reducing this inequity. Read more…

What You Can Do

Post Your ‘Close the Gap in Cancer Care’ Video for World Cancer Day

On 4 February (World Cancer Day), we call on you, whoever and wherever you are, to play your part in creating a cancer-free world by raising awareness through a personal video message. Create a short video message encouraging all you know to help close the gap in cancer care in SA…

21 Days to Impact Challenge

Sign up to one of three 21 Day challenges to receive daily inspiration and practical guidance per email: close the care gap; focus on your health or eliminate cervical cancer. Throughout the 21 Days to Impact Challenge, you’ll be encouraged every single day for 21 days to make an impact through small, but meaningful actions.

2020 – International Survey Highlights Cancer Perceptions

To mark the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day in 2020, the UICC commissioned a global survey to form an up-to-date picture of the public’s experiences, views and behaviours around cancer.

Conducted by Ipsos (independent market research company), the survey includes more than 15,000 adults across 20 countries (including South Africa) in the first multi-country public survey on cancer perceptions in a decade.

The results, detailed in UICC’s report released 4 February 2020, International Public Opinion Survey on Cancer 2020: What people feel, think and believe about cancer today, indicates a clear divide between higher and lower socioeconomic groups when it comes to knowledge and awareness of cancer risks and as a result, the practice of behaviours to limit such risk.

Reality Check

Every year 9.6 million people die from cancer globally. In 2018, an estimated 107 467 new cases of cancer in South Africa occurred. *Non-communicable diseases, including cancer, are one of the World Health Organization’s ‘ten threats to global health’.

There are risk reducing measures for at least one third of common cancers. This means that up to 3.7 million lives globally could be saved each year through sharing of knowledge.

Each person is connected to others in a unique way with a sphere of influence. So use your voices in your communities to raise awareness of cancer, improve knowledge of cancer and lowering risk by improving lifestyle and going for screening. Cancer affects us all and we have the power to make change for a cancer-free world.

* International Agency for Research on Cancer. South Africa Fact Sheet. 2018; Available from: gco.iarc.fr/today/data/factsheets/populations/710-south-africa-fact-sheets.pdf

You Can Make a Difference

Together we can reach the target of reducing the number of premature deaths from cancer and non-communicable diseases by one third, by 2030.

Join us on 4 February and speak out and stand up for a cancer-free world.

About World Cancer Day

Created in 2000, World Cancer Day, every 4 February, is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).

CANSA joins the UICC and like minded organisations across the globe and locally in raising awareness of cancer and related key issues with stakeholders from government to grassroots community level, improving personal education around cancer and activating personal, collective and government action.

City Logistics Donates Washing Machine to CANSA TLC Durban in Recognition of World Cancer Day

The CANSA TLC Durban Lodge situated at the CANSA Durban Care Centre reached out to City Logistics for help with their washing machine. Cara Noble National Relationship Manager for CANSA and Head of the CANSA TLC Children’s services was over the moon and said, “City Logistics has been one of our most loyal partners to CANSA KZN we are so grateful for this washing machine and for the ease it is going to bring parents as they stay far from home with us. Thank you for everything you have done and still do for us and your commitment to the fight against cancer.”

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Published: 4 Feb 2022 | Last Updated: 11 Feb 2022
Categories: CANSA Durban Care Centre, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

World Cancer Day – CANSA Telethon to Help us Close the Cancer Care Gap in SA

CANSA will be hosting a CANSA Telethon on World Cancer Day (4 February 2022) to give you an opportunity to support our work in closing the cancer care gap in South Africa, in line with the new 3-year World Cancer Day theme. We hope we can count on your support! Find out more about the work we are already doing to close the cancer care gap…

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Published: 4 Feb 2022 | Last Updated: 7 Feb 2022
Categories: CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Free State, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, CANSA Limpopo, CANSA Mpumalanga, CANSA North West, CANSA Northern Cape, CANSA Western Cape, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

CANSA Thankful to SA Media for Showcasing How We #CloseTheCareGap for WCD Campaign

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is grateful to the South African media for interviews conducted with our staff across the country in the build up to World Cancer Day (WCD), to share how CANSA is closing the cancer care gap. The new three-year WCD Campaign calls for action to address the issue of unfair access to cancer services and aims to promote greater equity in health care provision for all people affected by cancer, no matter who they are or where they live…

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Published: 3 Feb 2022 | Last Updated: 10 Feb 2022
Categories: Media Releases & News, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

CANSA Closing the Gap in Cancer Care

This World Cancer Day (4 February), CANSA and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) are calling on everyone to use their influence to help ‘close the gap in cancer care’. The new three-year campaign calls for action to address the issue of unfair access to cancer services. The campaign aims to promote greater equity in health care provision for all people affected by cancer, no matter who they are or where they live…

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Published: 3 Feb 2022 | Last Updated: 22 Mar 2022
Categories: I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

KANSA Maak die Gaping in Kankersorg Toe

Hierdie Wêreld Kankerdag (4 Februarie), doen KANSA en die Unie vir Internasionale Kankerbeheer (Union for International Cancer Control [UICC]) ’n beroep op almal om hulle invloed te gebruik om te help om die ‘gaping in kankersorg toe te maak’. Hierdie nuwe drie jaar lange-veldtog vra vir aksie om die kwessie van onregverdige toegang tot kankerdienste aan te spreek. Die veldtog beoog om regverdigheid van gesondheidsorg te bevorder vir alle mense wat deur kanker geaffekteer word, ongeag wie hulle is of waar hulle woon.

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Published: 26 Jan 2022 | Last Updated: 27 Jan 2022
Categories: World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

WCD – CANSA SunSmart 5km Fun Walk Mountain Mill Mall

You are invited to our WCD – CANSA SunSmart 5km Fun Walk at Mountain Mill Mall on 29 January 2022….

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Published: 26 Jan 2022
Categories: CANSA Western Cape, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

WCD – CANSA Fishing Charity Challenge Albert Falls

You are invited to our WCD – CANSA Fishing Charity Challenge Albert Falls 29 January 2022…

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Published: 26 Jan 2022 | Last Updated: 26 Jan 2022
Categories: CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

WCD – 24 Hours Southdowns Swimathon for CANSA

You are invited to our WCD – 24 Hours Southdowns Swimathon for CANSA 28 to 29 January 2022…

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Published: 26 Jan 2022 | Last Updated: 26 Jan 2022
Categories: CANSA Gauteng, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

CANSA Provides Training to Traditional Health Practitioners to help Close the Cancer Care Gap

CANSA’s Head of Advocacy, Zodwa Sithole is presenting training to Traditional Health Practitioners nationally from 26 January to 23 March 2022, to provide education around prevalent cancers, treatment, side effects, and the importance of early detection and quick referral for treatment. Special thanks to the National Department of Health for sponsoring the training. #CloseTheCareGap #WorldCancerDay #CANSACares

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Published: 24 Jan 2022 | Last Updated: 8 Apr 2022
Categories: Advocacy, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Webinar – World Cancer Day Patient and Caregiver Forum (3 February 2022)

Cancer is a debilitating disease and can place an enormous physical, emotional, social, and financial burden on the people providing long-term, continuous care for affected patients. Join us for our third online webinar, in recognition of World Cancer Day in February. Brought to you by Novartis, Rare Diseases South Africa (RDSA), in association with CANSA, The Breast Health Foundation and Meta Buddies, would like to invite all caregivers, patients and those advocating to bridge the gap for patient care to join us as we discuss these challenges…

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Published: 23 Jan 2022 | Last Updated: 4 Feb 2022
Categories: CANSA Webinars, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

CANSA Novartis Free FotoFinder & Skin Examinations in January 2022

CANSA will be hosting FREE FotoFinder & skin examinations in January 2022, at various venues. We are thankful to Novartis for sponsoring this screening…

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Published: 22 Jan 2022 | Last Updated: 1 Feb 2022
Categories: SunSmart, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Post Your ‘Close the Gap in Cancer Care’ Video for World Cancer Day

On 4 February (World Cancer Day), we call on you, whoever and wherever you are, to play your part in creating a cancer-free world by raising awareness through a personal video message. Create a short video message encouraging all you know to help close the gap in cancer care in SA…

Read more

Published: 18 Jan 2022 | Last Updated: 7 Feb 2022
Categories: World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

World Cancer Day 2021 Letter of Appreciation for CANSA

World Cancer Day 2021 letter of appreciation for CANSA…

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Published: 17 Feb 2021 | Last Updated: 24 Jan 2022
Categories: World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Published: 17 Feb 2020 | Last Updated: 24 Jan 2022
Categories: World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

International Survey Highlights Cancer Perceptions

To mark the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day, the UICC commissioned a global survey to form an up-to-date picture of the public’s experiences, views and behaviours around cancer. Conducted by Ipsos (independent market research company), the survey includes more than 15,000 adults across 20 countries (including South Africa) in the first multi-country public survey on cancer perceptions in a decade. The results, detailed in UICC’s report released 4 February 2020, International Public Opinion Survey on Cancer 2020: What people feel, think and believe about cancer today, indicates a clear divide between higher and lower socioeconomic groups when it comes to knowledge and awareness of cancer risks and as a result, the practice of behaviours to limit such risk.

Read more

Published: 4 Feb 2020 | Last Updated: 24 Jan 2022
Categories: Media Releases & News, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

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