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World Cancer Day – 4 Feb

2024 – 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’. Read media release

To mark the third and final year of the ‘Close the Care Gap’ campaign, that highlights the significant inequalities that persist across the globe in the availability of and access to essential cancer services, UICC has released the World Cancer Day 2024 Equity Report.

The report provides local perspectives and experiences on inequities in cancer care in regions around the world, including South Africa as well as expert recommendations on how to address them.

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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.

WCD CANSA Activities

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What You Can Do

‘Close the Gap in Cancer Care’ by…

Make Your Voice Heard!

Together with UICC, CANSA calls for all to sign the a global call to action, informing our Ministry of Health of the need to close the care gap and recommended actions that can help do so.

Sign today to make a difference to those affected by cancer in SA!


Keep Moving!

Grab a buddy and take part in a 5 km challenge for CANSA to highlight World Cancer Day.

  • It’s simple, close a loop of 5 km, by walking, hiking, running, swimming or even dancing.
  • Then record it on your favourite fitness tracker, post it on your social media platform of choice and nominate 5 others to take up the challenge and help spread the word.
  • Read more about the World Cancer Day campaign

We also encourage you to donate R50 (or any amount) towards CANSA’s health education initiatives and care and support programmes.


Take Up the 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.


Lower Your Cancer Risk

Read more about how you can look after yourself to lower your personal cancer risk and share this important information with all you know…


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.

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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.

World Cancer Day 2024 – Impact Report

We are thrilled to share the Union for International Cancer Control’s (UICC) impact report for World Cancer Day 2024, marking the third year of their ‘Close The Care Gap’ campaign. This campaign has been instrumental in advocating for greater equity in access to cancer care and treatment globally.

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Published: 7 May 2024
Updated: 14 May 2024
Categories: World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

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

World Cancer Day Free CANSA Screening (Caledon WC) 29 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: 13 February 2024
Categories: CANSA Cape Metro Care Centre, CANSA Paarl Care Centre, CANSA Western Cape, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

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 Event (Relay For Life Rawsonville WC) 3 to 4 Feb 2024

Celebrate World Cancer Day by participating in a CANSA Relay For Life (RFL) event…

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Published: 30 January 2024
Categories: CANSA Paarl Care Centre, CANSA Western Cape, Fundraising Events & Projects, 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

World Cancer Day Walks & Events

CANSA encourages participation in the World Cancer Day 5k Challenge / other WCD Events..

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Published: 30 January 2024
Updated: 12 February 2024
Categories: Fundraising Events & Projects, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

World Cancer Day CANSA Free Screening

CANSA is providing free cancer screening to mark World Cancer Day in certain areas…

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Published: 30 January 2024
Updated: 21 February 2024
Categories: 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 Walk (Deneysville Free State) 4 Feb 2024

CANSA encourages participation in the World Cancer Day 5k Challenge… Grab a buddy and take part in a 5 km event for CANSA to highlight World Cancer Day…

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Published: 30 January 2024
Categories: CANSA Bloemfontein Care Centre, CANSA Free State, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA Vaal Triangle Virtual Care Centre, Fundraising Events & Projects, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

World Cancer Day – Tips to Lower Your Personal Cancer Risk

Helpful tips to lower your personal cancer risk and assess whether or not your lifestyle can be improved…

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Published: 30 January 2024
Updated: 30 January 2024
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Call to Action to Close the Care Gap on World Cancer Day

CANSA places the spotlight on World Cancer Day, led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), to mobilise urgent action to improve cancer risk awareness, treatment and care services for all individuals, regardless of who they are and where they live. To mark the third year of the ‘Close the Care Gap’ campaign, that highlights the significant inequalities that persist across the globe in the availability of and access to essential cancer services, UICC has released the World Cancer Day 2024 Equity Report World Cancer Day 2024 Equity Report. The report provides local perspectives and experiences on inequities in cancer care in regions around the world, including South Africa as well as expert recommendations on how to address them…

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Published: 30 January 2024
Updated: 29 February 2024
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA Bedfordview Care Centre, CANSA Bloemfontein Care Centre, CANSA Cape Metro Care Centre, CANSA East London Care Centre, CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Free State, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA George Care Centre, CANSA Gqeberha Care Centre, CANSA Highveld Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Kimberley Virtual Care Centre, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, CANSA Limpopo, CANSA Lowveld Care Centre, CANSA Mpumalanga, CANSA North West, CANSA Northern Cape, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA Oudtshoorn Care Centre, CANSA Paarl Care Centre, CANSA Pietermaritzburg Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Pretoria Care Centre, CANSA Richards Bay Satellite Care Centre, CANSA Roodepoort Satellite Care Centre, CANSA Rustenburg Care Centre, CANSA Springbok Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Vaal Triangle Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Waterberg Virtual Care Centre, CANSA Western Cape, Media Releases & News, 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

World Cancer Day Free CANSA Screening (Rustenburg NW) 2 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 North West, CANSA Rustenburg Care Centre, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

World Cancer Day Free CANSA Screening (Roodepoort Gauteng) 5 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 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

World Cancer Day Free CANSA Screening (Pietermaritzburg KZN) 2 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 KwaZulu-Natal, CANSA Pietermaritzburg Virtual Care Centre, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

World Cancer Day Free CANSA Screening (Mitchells Plain WC) 5 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 Cape Metro Care Centre, CANSA Western Cape, Men's Health, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

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