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World Cancer Day – 4 Feb

2021 is the 3rd and final year of the theme, ‘I Am and I Will’ to mark World Cancer Day, and is all about you and your commitment to act. #IAmAndIWill #WorldCancerDay

CANSA and Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), challenges individuals to make a personal commitment to lower the impact of cancer for themselves, the people they love and the world.

What You Can Do – 21 Days to Impact Challenge

If you’re not sure where to start, sign up for the ‘World Cancer Day ’21 Days to Impact Challenge’. It takes the proverbial 21 days to create a positive habit. So, for 2021, whether you’re committing to improving your personal health and those of your loved ones, supporting someone you love with cancer, educating yourself about cancer, speaking out against cancer or making history by helping to eliminate cervical cancer, sign up to one of the five challenges to receive daily inspiration and practical guidance.

Visit https://www.worldcancerday.org/21DayChallenge and choose a challenge. Sign up for the challenge. Receive an email every day with a new activity, inspiration, lesson or prompt. Get closer to fulfilling your ‘I Am and I Will’ commitment and share on social media using the hashtags #WorldCancerDay #IAmAndIWill #CANSA90

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International Survey Highlights Cancer Perceptions

To mark the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day in 2020, the UICC commissioned a global survey to form an up-to-date picture of the public’s experiences, views and behaviours around cancer.

Conducted by Ipsos (independent market research company), the survey includes more than 15,000 adults across 20 countries (including South Africa) in the first multi-country public survey on cancer perceptions in a decade.

The results, detailed in UICC’s report released 4 February 2020, International Public Opinion Survey on Cancer 2020: What people feel, think and believe about cancer today, indicates a clear divide between higher and lower socioeconomic groups when it comes to knowledge and awareness of cancer risks and as a result, the practice of behaviours to limit such risk.

Reality Check

Every year 9.6 million people die from cancer globally. In 2018, an estimated 107 467 new cases of cancer in South Africa occurred. *Non-communicable diseases, including cancer, are one of the World Health Organization’s ‘ten threats to global health’.

There are risk reducing measures for at least one third of common cancers. This means that up to 3.7 million lives globally could be saved each year through sharing of knowledge.

Each person is connected to others in a unique way with a sphere of influence. So use your voices in your communities to raise awareness of cancer, improve knowledge of cancer and lowering risk by improving lifestyle and going for screening. Cancer affects us all and we have the power to make change for a cancer-free world.

* International Agency for Research on Cancer. South Africa Fact Sheet. 2018; Available from: gco.iarc.fr/today/data/factsheets/populations/710-south-africa-fact-sheets.pdf

You Can Make a Difference

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.

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 2021 Letter of Appreciation for CANSA

World Cancer Day 2021 letter of appreciation for CANSA…

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Published: 17 Feb 2021
Categories: World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Wêreld Kankerdag – Maak jou Gesondheid ’n Prioriteit

English Media Release Op Wêreld Kankerdag op 4 Februarie, moedig KANSA en die Unie vir Internasionale Kankerbeheer (UICC) mense aan om persoonlike doelwitte te stel en te bereik, wat hulle in staat sal stel om die kankerrisiko te verlaag en vir kankerpasiënte om hul gesondheid te optimaliseer, veral in die lig van die COVID-19 pandemie. […]

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Published: 1 Feb 2021
Categories: World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

CANSA 90th Lumo Virtual Walk / Run PE – 30 January 2021

Join us for the CANSA 90th Lumo Virtual Walk / Run PE – 30 January 2021

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Published: 25 Jan 2021 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA Eastern Cape, Fundraising Events & Projects, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Let’s Gijima For CANSA Vaal – 20 February 2021

Let’s Gijima For CANSA Vaal – 20 February 2021

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Published: 25 Jan 2021 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA Gauteng, Fundraising Events & Projects, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

World Cancer Day – Prioritise Your Health

On World Cancer Day (WCD) 4 February, CANSA and Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) encourages people to set and achieve personal goals enabling them to lower cancer risk and for cancer patients to optimise health, especially in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been all consuming, however, cancer control needs to remain a priority.

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Published: 25 Jan 2021 | Last Updated: 6 Apr 2021
Categories: CANSA Eastern Cape, CANSA Free State, CANSA Gauteng, CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, CANSA Limpopo, CANSA Mpumalanga, CANSA North West, CANSA Northern Cape, CANSA Western Cape, Media Releases & News, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Let’s Gijima For CANSA KZN – 7 February 2021

Let’s Gijima For CANSA KZN – 7 February 2021

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Published: 15 Jan 2021 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA KwaZulu-Natal, Fundraising Events & Projects, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Published: 17 Feb 2020 | Last Updated: 17 Feb 2020
Categories: World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

CANSA Boland Brings Screening to the People on World Cancer Day

CANSA Boland and ILoveBoobies celebrated the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day by screening 79 ladies on the 4th February 2020. The event was broadcast live on Facebook…

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Published: 13 Feb 2020 | Last Updated: 13 Feb 2020
Categories: CANSA Western Cape, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Internasionale Opname Beklemtoon die persepsies van kanker

Om die viering van die 20ste bestaansjaar van Wêreld Kankerdag te herdenk, het die UICC versoek dat ‘n wêreldwye opname gedoen moet word on inligting in te win om aktuele data in te win aangaande die publiek se ervarings, standpunte, sienings en gedrag om sake rakende kanker te monitor. Hierdie opname is hanteer, uitgevoer en gereguleer deur Ipsos (‘n onafhanklike maatskappy wat marknavorsing doen). Die marknavorsing is in 20 lande (wat Suid-Afrika insluit) wêreldwyd gedoen en nagenoeg 15 000 volwassenes is betrek met die opname. Dit is die eerste openbare opname oor persepsies oor kanker wat in ‘n dekade aangepak is.

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Published: 4 Feb 2020
Categories: World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

International Survey Highlights Cancer Perceptions

To mark the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day, the UICC commissioned a global survey to form an up-to-date picture of the public’s experiences, views and behaviours around cancer. Conducted by Ipsos (independent market research company), the survey includes more than 15,000 adults across 20 countries (including South Africa) in the first multi-country public survey on cancer perceptions in a decade. The results, detailed in UICC’s report released 4 February 2020, International Public Opinion Survey on Cancer 2020: What people feel, think and believe about cancer today, indicates a clear divide between higher and lower socioeconomic groups when it comes to knowledge and awareness of cancer risks and as a result, the practice of behaviours to limit such risk.

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Published: 4 Feb 2020 | Last Updated: 2 Mar 2020
Categories: Media Releases & News, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

Posters World Cancer Day – Who are You and what Will You Do?

Individuals, family, friends, sports groups, business and networks can share their personal messages by downloading CANSA’s World Cancer Day customised poster images and selfie boards and share on social media and tag CANSA.

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Published: 22 Jan 2020 | Last Updated: 15 Jan 2021
Categories: World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

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