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Webinar Series – U.S. Chamber and CANSA on Strengthening Health Systems for Cancer Care

On International Cancer Survivors’ Day 2022, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) announced a series of webinars bringing together public and private sector participants (industry representatives, think tanks, academicians, researchers). The first webinar in the series will take place on 14 July 2022…

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Published: 23 Jun 2022 | Last Updated: 24 Jun 2022
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Highlights, CANSA Webinars

Palliative Care for Cancer Patients – What We Should Know

Any patient can request palliative care! It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided alongside potentially curative treatment…

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Published: 2 May 2022 | Last Updated: 14 Jun 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, Advocacy, Beyond Diagnosis & Treatment, CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

CANSA Collaborates with Alignd to Increase Access to Palliative Care

CANSA has partnered with Alignd, a value-based care and patient-centric organisation working with medical schemes to improve access to and cover for palliative care from diagnosis of serious cancer…

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Published: 2 May 2022 | Last Updated: 6 May 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, Advocacy, Beyond Diagnosis & Treatment, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

bounti Gets the CANSA Seal of Recognition

Pioneering rebounding brand, bounti, has received the highly sought-after Seal of Recognition by CANSA, a leader in the fight against cancer in SA, since 1931. The purpose of CANSA is to offer a unique, integrated service to the public and to all people affected by cancer. The CANSA Seal was introduced to encourage South Africans to read product labels and to assist them in making informed choices – the aim being to promote smart, balanced lifestyles and to encourage people to make a proactive effort in reducing their cancer risk…

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Published: 7 Apr 2022 | Last Updated: 19 May 2022
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

CANSA – Guardian of Cancer Patients’ Human Rights 

On 21 March, Human Rights’ Day is celebrated coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution, that enshrines the rights of all people in South Africa and affirms the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom. The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) upholds and helps protect the human rights of cancer patients, by speaking on behalf of patients through its Advocacy and Service departments and facilitating improved access to medication, treatment and palliative care…

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Published: 16 Mar 2022 | Last Updated: 19 May 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, About CANSA, Advocacy, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Media Releases & News

Join Online High-Level Panel Event on International HPV Awareness Day (4 March 2022)

IPVS hosted a live, multi-disciplinary, interactive panel event to explore the challenges and opportunities in relation to the prevention of HPV-related cancers. Global key opinion leaders addressed specific HPV vaccination topics that would in turn strengthen strategies to realize the global cervical cancer elimination goal and reduce all types of HPV-related cancer. View recording….

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Published: 4 Mar 2022 | Last Updated: 18 Mar 2022
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, Women's Health

CANSA Promotes #OneLessWorry HPV Awareness

On 4 March 2022, International Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Day, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) supports the International Papillomavirus Society’s (IPVS) #OneLessWorry campaign, that aims to raise awareness of the virus, and the tools to overcome it, such as screening and vaccination programmes. HPV can cause cancer and is responsible for almost half a million deaths globally each year. Image credits: Freepik…

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Published: 28 Feb 2022 | Last Updated: 3 Jun 2022
Categories: Advocacy, Women's Health

Letter from CANSA Urging Parents to Support Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination Programme in Schools

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) wishes to advise parents / guardians to get their daughters vaccinated for HPV, to ensure that they are protected from getting cervical cancer. CANSA is also asking parents / guardians to consider the health and the future of their girl child. Parents / guardians can do this by signing the consent form and return it in good time back to the school. Parents / guardians who make it possible for their girl child to be vaccinated with the HPV vaccine are making sure that their girl child is protected for the rest of her life against HPV infection and the possibility of getting cervical cancer…

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Published: 6 Feb 2022 | Last Updated: 21 Apr 2022
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Highlights, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Men's Health, Types of cancer, Women's Health

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

Lung Cancer Awareness Video – CANSA MLCCP Partnership with University of KZN

CANSA is concerned about the low awareness of lung cancer. More than two-thirds of patients are diagnosed at a late stage, when the cancer has already spread to other parts of the body. If lung cancer is found at an earlier stage, when it’s small and before it has spread, it’s more likely to be successfully treated. This concern led to a partnership with the University of KwaZulu-Natal for a Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme (UKZN-MLCCP)…

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Published: 10 Dec 2021 | Last Updated: 14 Jan 2022
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Highlights, Men's Health, Types of cancer, Women's Health

CANSA & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Host Virtual Discussion: Importance Early Cancer Screening and Detection

Recording available: CANSA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce held a Virtual Discussion ‘Investment in Cancer: Opportunities to Support Patients and Drive Economic Recovery through Early Detection’ on 7 December 2021. The event will took place under the theme of Universal Health Coverage Day (UHC Day) ‘Leave No One’s Health Behind: Invest in Health Systems for All’. The discussion focussed on the partnership potential of all stakeholders to positively impact the health of the South African workforce and their families by increasing their access to cancer screenings. Speakers also discussed the impact of COVID-19 on cancer care, and how investment in cancer screenings can drive economic recovery and resiliency…

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Published: 9 Dec 2021 | Last Updated: 13 Dec 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars

Radio Spots – CANSA Cervical Cancer Awareness and Screening

Radio spots available in English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu and SeSotho courtesy of Siemens Healthineers. South African women have a 1 in 40 lifetime risk of cervical cancer (NCR 2017). Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer related deaths, and the second most common diagnosed cancer (excluding basal cell carcinoma) among SA women. CANSA encourages women aged 18 to 69 to contact their CANSA Care Centre to make an appointment for a Pap smear, or visit their local clinic or health professional. Early detection saves lives…

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Published: 12 Nov 2021 | Last Updated: 9 Dec 2021
Categories: Advocacy, Types of cancer, Women's Health

CANSA Speaks – Facebook Session Protect Our Next

View recording: Dr Sithembile Ngidi, oncologist wraps up Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Lorraine Govender from CANSA shared information on where to go for help and support, and discussed how the new Tobacco Control Bill will better protect our health…

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Published: 29 Oct 2021 | Last Updated: 3 Nov 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, No-Tobacco Campaign, Women's Health

Freya Hats Awarded CANSA Seal of Recognition

Freya Hats is a perfect fit to receive the CANSA Seal of Recognition (Protection Category). Local, handmade, and sustainable, the hats also comply with international safety standards regarding sun protection properties and are available for men, women, and children, receiving the endorsement from CANSA…

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Published: 22 Oct 2021 | Last Updated: 3 Nov 2021
Categories: CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, Media Releases & News, SunSmart

Communities to Act on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

This Global Week for Action on NCDs (6 – 12 September 2021), the South African Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (SANCDA), of which the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is a founding partner, celebrate the progress made in raising the profile of people living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in SA. Together with other civil society members, the Global Week of Action on NCDs hails the power and potential of people to act together on and drive NCDs change. The aim is to ensure that commitments made by government to improve health for people living with NCDs, will become a reality. The challenges presented by COVID-19 will not compromise action to help relieve the NCDs burden. #ActOnNCDs #NCDvoices

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Published: 6 Sep 2021 | Last Updated: 30 Sep 2021
Categories: Advocacy, Media Releases & News

Cancer Alliance Webinar – The Cost of Cancer: Where to from Here?

Please join us as we launch the latest report from the Cancer Alliance, forecasting the cost of cancer by 2030 and unpacking solutions to the crisis that faces us. The webinar’s focus is on discussing the research results and comments from various roleplayers. We certainly now need solutions and cannot afford talking about our problems any longer. It is time to ReThink-ReDesign-ReEngineer cancer services in South Africa. The time is now…

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Published: 2 Sep 2021 | Last Updated: 28 Sep 2021
Categories: About Cancer, Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, Notice Board

Videos: Healthy Recipes by Be-well CANSA Seal of Recognition Partner

Healthy recipes by Be-well, CANSA Seal of Recognition partner: Poached Aubergine Fish Curry Recipe Poached Aubergine and Fish* Curry A super hearty and delicious meal, packed with anti-inflammatory superfoods. Omega-3 from B-well Canola Oil and the fatty fish, poached with fibre-rich aubergine in a spice-infused tomato. *Vegan option available below Serves: 4 Time: 45 min […]

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Published: 12 Aug 2021 | Last Updated: 14 Apr 2022
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA's Seal of Recognition

CANSA Asks – Do You Read Labels on Food Products and Other Items?

CANSA marks 90 years in August and as part of the celebrations, is proud to announce that its Seal of Recognition Programme is revitalised to further benefit consumers by helping to educate them to make smart, informed choices when purchasing products and to help lower cancer risk…

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Published: 11 Aug 2021 | Last Updated: 4 Oct 2021
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA 90th Anniversary, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, Media Releases & News

Revitalising the CANSA Seal of Recognition Programme

As part of CANSA’s 90th birthday, we are revitalising our Seal of Recognition as well as introducing our new category, Physical Activity….

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Published: 11 Aug 2021 | Last Updated: 30 Sep 2021
Categories: CANSA 90th Anniversary, CANSA's Seal of Recognition

Webinar – What the CANSA Seal of Recognition Can Offer You

An information session was hosted about our CANSA Seal of Recognition Smart Choice programme and to find out how to lower the cancer risk. The programme has been revitalised to further benefit you by helping to educate to make smart, informed choices when purchasing products and to help lower cancer risk…

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Published: 5 Aug 2021 | Last Updated: 13 Aug 2021
Categories: CANSA Webinars, CANSA's Seal of Recognition

World Lung Cancer Day – Why Tobacco is a Problem

Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of cancer in the world. Estimates suggest that approximately one-third of all cancers are caused by tobacco use. In South Africa lung cancer features among the 5 top cancers in the country among men and women. Why is Tobacco a Problem? Tobacco is a widely and legally available […]

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Published: 29 Jul 2021 | Last Updated: 30 Jul 2021
Categories: Advocacy, No-Tobacco Campaign

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