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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: 12 Nov 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Highlights, 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: 12 Aug 2021
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

Webinar Recording: Cancer Patients and COVID-19 Vaccination

CANSA and the SANCDA arranged a webinar session about cancer patients and the COVID vaccine. The panel of presenters included two oncology experts sharing current recommendations and information, Dr Zainab Mohamed, Head Clinical Unit, Radiation Oncology Groote Schuur Hospital / University of Cape Town and Dr Ria David,  a medical oncologist and specialist physician from Oncocare.

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Published: 7 Jul 2021 | Last Updated: 15 Oct 2021
Categories: Advocacy, Beyond Diagnosis & Treatment, CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer

KykNET Verslag – Insert re Charlotte Maxeke Hospital Oncology Unit Non-operational

CANSA’s CEO Elize Joubert discusses the situation at Charlotte Maxeke hospital where cancer patients are still not being able to access oncology services due to the hospital being closed. #CANSAadvocacy

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Published: 22 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 2 Jul 2021
Categories: Advocacy

Charlotte Maxeke Crisis – Call for Assistance for Hospice

The closure of Charlotte Maxeke Hospital since April is creating a health crisis in Gauteng. As reported by Mandy Wiener on News24, “two other hospitals have been hit by water shortages… the provincial health system is at breaking point and it cannot go on.”

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Published: 11 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 22 Jun 2021
Categories: Advocacy

Webinar – QUIT the Vaping Lies!

No more ‘nicoteens’! The truth about smoking, vaping and nicotine and our youth. We discuss the health impacts of e-cigarettes and new research in South Africa that creates cause for concern. Young voices share their perspectives on the e-cigarette lures and pressures they experience. Will the new Tobacco Control Bill be in time to stem the damage?

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Published: 11 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 21 Jun 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, No-Tobacco Campaign

World No Tobacco Day: Data Reveals Urgent Need for Tighter Tobacco Control

As we mark World No Tobacco Day 2021, observed each year on May 31, the National Department of Health, the World Health Organisation (WHO), civil society organisations, medical and nursing associations in South Africa have spoken about what should be done to turn the tide on tobacco harm in South Africa. Deputy Minister of Health, […]

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Published: 4 Jun 2021
Categories: Advocacy, No-Tobacco Campaign

Webinar – COVID-19 and the Tobacco Political and Health Economy

The International Confederation of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Research Associations (ICARA) in collaboration with the Department of Psychology at the University of Johannesburg and the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council invite you to a webinar titled: COVID-19 and the Tobacco Political and Health Economy. Experts present local and international learnings during COVID-19, looking at changes in smoking behaviour, as well as the pandemic’s impact on the sale and consumption of tobacco products. We examine Tobacco Industry marketing and policy interference during the COVID-19 pandemic. Could strong tobacco legislation make a difference?

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Published: 25 May 2021 | Last Updated: 4 Jun 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, No-Tobacco Campaign

Webinar – World No Tobacco Day 2021 #CommitToQuit

As we mark this annual milestone day, we hear from the National Department of Health, the World Health Organisation (WHO), civil society organisations, medical and nursing associations on what is being done to turn the tide on tobacco harm in South Africa.

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Published: 20 May 2021 | Last Updated: 11 Jun 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, No-Tobacco Campaign

Update Charlotte Maxeke

View latest regarding Charlotte Maxeke…

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Published: 19 May 2021 | Last Updated: 30 Jun 2021
Categories: Advocacy, I have Cancer

Webinar Tobacco Control Conversations – Quit Money Smoke & Mirrors!

We examine the real cost of tobacco to South Africa’s economy, and our nation’s health. How do we turn the tide on tobacco harm and curb tobacco industry interference with policy and society at large? This webinar is part of a series of Tobacco Control Conversations on key issues during May and June. Follow @protectournext on social channels, or go to www.protectournext.co.za for more…

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Published: 13 May 2021 | Last Updated: 21 May 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, No-Tobacco Campaign

Webinar – Inequities to Access Cancer Medicines in South Africa

Webinar – Inequities to Access Cancer Medicines in South Africa 18 May 2021 – hosted by UKZN and World Health Organisation Collaboration Centre (WHO CC)….

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Published: 11 May 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer

Webinar Tobacco Control Conversations – Quit Stalling

As part of CANSA’s advocacy efforts related to the Tobacco Control Bill and protecting South Africans from tobacco harm, you can join a webinar next week Tuesday 11 May at 15:00 hosted by #ProtectourNext of which CANSA is a major partner. CANSA’s National Manager : Health Promotion, Lorraine Govender is part of the presenting panel.

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Published: 7 May 2021 | Last Updated: 21 May 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, No-Tobacco Campaign

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