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Tobacco Companies Targeting Teens 

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) draws attention to World No Tobacco Day (31 May), driven by the theme ‘Protecting children from tobacco industry interference’. The focus is on promoting stronger regulations that shield youth from harmful tobacco products and deceptive advertising practices…

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Published: 9 May 2024
Updated: 21 May 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Highlights, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

Cancer Webinar Series – A graveyard view: Tobacco and lung cancer (28 May 2024)

The fourth instalment of this webinar series addressing “A graveyard view: Tobacco and lung cancer”

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Published: 8 May 2024
Updated: 21 May 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, About Cancer, Advocacy, CANSA Highlights, CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

Cancer Webinar Series – Let us talk about two “odd ball” cancers: Non-Hodgkins lymphoma and Testicular cancer (23 April 2024)

The third instalment of this webinar series addressing “odd ball” cancers: Non-Hodgkins lymphoma and Testicular cancer.

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Published: 21 April 2024
Updated: 24 April 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, About Cancer, Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

Podcast: Discuss Colorectal Cancer on the CANSA Couch

Join us for an insightful discussion on colorectal cancer with CANSA’s National Manager of Health Programmes, Lorraine Govender. In this episode, Lorraine dives into the importance of having access to healthy food and drink choices in lowering one’s risk for colorectal cancer.

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Published: 17 April 2024
Updated: 17 May 2024
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA Seal of Recognition - Edible Consumer Goods Category, Men's Health, On the CANSA Couch Podcasts, Women's Health

CANSA Endorses SunKin Apparel for Kids

SunKin is more than just a collection of brightly coloured, spirited, and beautifully crafted apparel for children; it is a commitment to prioritizing sun safety above all else. Created with a deep love for family and the endless joys of sun-soaked, ice cream-filled summer days, SunKin ensures that little adventurers can enjoy extended outdoor play […]

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Published: 25 March 2024
Updated: 25 March 2024
Categories: CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, SunSmart

South African Society Of Ostomates (SASS) Webinar – 27 March 2024

CANSA is proud to be part of the next South African Society Of Ostomates (SASS) virtual support group webinar taking place on the 27th of March 2024. 

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Published: 18 March 2024
Updated: 7 May 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, CANSA's Holistic Cancer Care & Support, Cope with Cancer, Counselling & Support Groups, Men's Health, Support Groups, Women's Health

Cancer Webinar Series – Diagnosed With Cancer? What Are The Treatment Modalities (20 March 2024)

The second instalment of this webinar series addressing treatment modalities for cancer patients.

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Published: 18 March 2024
Updated: 26 March 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, About Cancer, Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

South African Youth Peaceful Protest

On the 12th of March 2024 the South African Tobacco Free Youth Forum (SATFYF) led a peaceful youth protest outside parliament in Cape Town voicing the South African Youth concerns and grievances about the delay of the public hearings process on the Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill (2022). The youth members were representatives of different organisations such as South African Tobacco Free Youth Forum (SATFYF), Cancer Association of South African (CANSA), National Council Against Smoking (NCAS), and Youth In Power, Africa Rise (YIPAR).

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Published: 14 March 2024
Updated: 10 April 2024
Categories: Advocacy, No-Tobacco Campaign

Outrage As KZN Tobacco Bill Public Hearings Still Not Finalised

South Africa’s leading public health and community organisations, united as Protect our Next, are expressing outrage over the lack of confirmation of public hearings for the Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill in KwaZulu-Natal, one of the last two remaining provinces yet to have consultations.

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Published: 14 March 2024
Updated: 14 March 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Highlights, No-Tobacco Campaign

Podcast: Cancer Patients and Hair Loss – On the CANSA Couch

Hair loss is a common side-effect of chemotherapy treatment. In this heartfelt CANSA Podcast episode, we explore the emotional journey of individuals facing hair loss and the impactful support provided by CANSA.

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Published: 6 March 2024
Updated: 14 May 2024
Categories: CANSA Seal of Recognition - Non-Edible Consumer Goods Category, CANSA Seal of Recognition - Patient Care, CANSA's Holistic Cancer Care & Support, Cope with Cancer, On the CANSA Couch Podcasts, Women's Health

Prevention and Early Detection may Stop HPV Infection Developing into Cancer

Each year, CANSA in association with the International Papilloma Virus Society, features International HPV Awareness Day on 4 March to educate about HPV-related cancer. HPV or the human papillomavirus is a common sexually transmitted infection and is linked to several types of cancer. Almost all sexually active people will be infected with HPV at some point in their lives, usually without symptoms according to the World Health Organisation…

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Published: 29 February 2024
Updated: 17 May 2024
Categories: Advocacy, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

Video: World Cancer Day Interview with CANSA on Expresso

Sr Dorothy du Plooy from CANSA is interviewed on Expresso regarding what CANSA is doing to close the cancer care gap in South Africa…

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Published: 23 February 2024
Updated: 7 March 2024
Categories: Advocacy, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Video: CANSA World Cancer Day Interview on Die Groot Ontbyt Show

What CANSA is doing to Close the Cancer Care Gap CANSA, along with the UICC, emphasises the need to implement an effective national cancer strategy based on an evidence-based assessment of the countrywide cancer burden, addressing financial hardship and barriers faced by under-served populations. Further, to incorporate comprehensive cancer services into national health benefit packages to achieve universal health coverage. Sr Olivia Curlewis shares important information on Die Groot Ontbyt show…

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Published: 23 February 2024
Updated: 7 March 2024
Categories: Advocacy, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Please Complete 2024 Global Patient Survey for Lymphoma / CLL Patients and Caregivers

Calling on all Lymphoma / CLL patients and their caregivers to complete the Lymphoma Coalition’s 2024 Global Patient Survey on Lymphomas and CLL. Your input will result in better care globally for people living with Lymphoma / CLL. Thanks in advance for your support!

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Published: 16 February 2024
Updated: 29 February 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, Advocacy, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, Types of cancer

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: 19 March 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, About Cancer, Advocacy, 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 Care Centre, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Radio Interview: World Cancer Day with Xylon Van Eyck Cancer Survivor

World Cancer Day – Xylon van Eyck, cancer Survivor, explains why it is important to close the cancer care gap in SA and support the petition to government in this regard…

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Published: 30 January 2024
Updated: 7 March 2024
Categories: Advocacy, 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 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 Satellite Care Centre, CANSA Vaal Triangle Virtual Care Centre, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

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