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How Global & Local Partnership Achieve Life-saving Aims of UHC Day

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 41 million people each year die of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), equivalent to 74% of all deaths globally. Each year, 17 million people die from an NCD before age 70; 86% of these premature deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. It’s a global crisis that must be addressed. Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, held annually on 12 December, is a day on which advocates worldwide mobilise to bring awareness to the significance of accessible and affordable health care.

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Published: 10 Dec 2022
Updated: 23 Jan 2023
Categories: Advocacy, Media Releases & News

Nia Africa Awarded CANSA Seal of Recognition

24 November 2022 – The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is proud to announce its latest CANSA Seal of Recognition partner, Nia Africa, under the CANSA Smart Choice Physical Activity category. This holistic movement practice conditions the body, mind, and emotions through a blend of dance, martial arts, and healing arts encouraging a holistic, and […]

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Published: 22 Nov 2022
Updated: 23 Nov 2022
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, CANSA's Seal of Recognition - Physical Activity Category, Media Releases & News

Seminar: Unpacking the Implications of Constitutional Guarantees on the Right to Health for Cancer Patients

CANSA / Cancer Alliance invites you to a seminar on 6 October 2022 “Unpacking the Implications of Constitutional Guarantees on the Right to Health for Cancer Patients”…

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Published: 25 Sep 2022
Updated: 7 Oct 2022
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer

Ocean Freedom Sunscreen Gets Thumbs Up For CANSA Seal

Ocean Freedom mineral sunscreens have been awarded the CANSA Seal of Recognition denoting it as a ‘CANSA Smart Choice’ product for cancer risk reduction…

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Published: 13 Sep 2022
Updated: 30 Sep 2022
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, SunSmart

Sunscreen root4 Receives CANSA Seal of Recognition

CANSA welcomes its latest CANSA Seal of Recognition partner, root4 3D Defence SPF50 Mineral Sunscreen, under their Protection category. root4 is the perfect addition to the CANSA Smart Choice family as it not only meets national and international sun protection standards, but it’s also safe for the environment…

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Published: 12 Sep 2022
Updated: 30 Sep 2022
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, SunSmart

Call To Invest in Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

The Global Week for Action on NCDs (5 – 11 September 2022) sees the South African Non-Communicable Diseases+ Alliance (SANCDA+), of which CANSA is a founding partner, join the call to prioritise the urgent need for increased NCD financing to prevent, and treat, NCDs and build strong healthcare systems that provide access to all…

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Published: 5 Sep 2022
Updated: 12 Sep 2022
Categories: Advocacy, Media Releases & News

Cape Fynbos Tea Adds Honeybush to South Africa’s Growing Herbal Tea Industry

31 August 2022 – Within a year of launching its first fynbos tea range, a start-up called Cape Fynbos Tea has already captured the interest of the wellness industry – including Faithful to Nature and the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) – affirming the interest in the tea market for the medicinal properties of South […]

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Published: 31 Aug 2022
Updated: 1 Sep 2022
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Seal of Recognition - Edible Consumer Goods Category, CANSA's Seal of Recognition

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: 11 Jul 2022
Updated: 19 Jul 2022
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars

Podcast – State of cancer diagnosis and care with Zodwa Sithole CANSA Advocacy and GE Healthcare Vital Voices

A look into how the health system (particularly the public health system) Cancer continues to be one of the crucial issues in our South African healthcare system, and while a lot of policies are in place, there is still a lot to be improved.

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Published: 11 Jul 2022
Updated: 11 Jul 2022
Categories: Advocacy

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
Updated: 16 Aug 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
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
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
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
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
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
Updated: 13 Jul 2022
Categories: Advocacy, 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
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
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
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
Updated: 5 Aug 2022
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
Updated: 3 Nov 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, No-Tobacco Campaign, Women's Health

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