The responsibility rests with patients to contact CANSA for assistance. Read more...


How Referrals to CANSA Work


CANSA is committed to connecting people facing cancer with information, day-to-day help as well as emotional support they need in the communities where they live. Our aim is to ensure that cancer Survivors and their loved ones don’t have to face cancer alone; we’re here to support them through every step of their cancer journey.*

* The responsibility rests with patients to contact CANSA for assistance. CANSA is not informed of any diagnoses / of patients being treated at medical centres. Family need to obtain permission from patients, before CANSA may contact them.

Please contact your local CANSA Care Centre for support. Find contact details on this web page and click on the CANSA Care Centre closest to you, to go through to its web page where you will find detailed information regarding services provided.


KANSA se strewe is om met mense wat deur kanker geraak word in verbinding te tree en te bly en om soveel as moontlik inligting te deel met kankerpasiënte. Ons wil graag toesien dat pasiënte en hul geliefdes emosionele ondersteuning ontvang in die gemeenskappe waar hulle woon. Ons doel is om seker te maak dat kankeroorwinnaars en hul geliefdes nie kanker alleen in die gesig hoef te staar nie; ons is daar om hulle tree vir tree te vergesel op hul reis met kanker.*

*Dit bly die pasiënt se verantwoordelikheid om KANSA vir ondersteuning te kontak. KANSA word nie ingelig aangaande pasiënte wat gediagnoseer word, of behandeling ontvang, by mediese fasiliteite nie. Familielede moet eers toestemming vanaf pasiënte ontvang, voordat KANSA hulle mag kontak.

Kontak asseblief jou plaaslike KANSA Sorgsentrum vir ondersteuning. Vind kontakbesonderhede op hierdie webblad en klik dan op die Sorgsentrum naaste aan jou, om gedetailleerde inligting m.b.t. dienste wat verskaf word te vind.


I-CANSA izimisele ekunxulumaniseni abantu abajongene nomhlaza kunye nolwazi, uncedo lwemihla ngemihla kwakunye nekxaso abayidingayo ngeemvakalelo kuluntu abahlala kulo. Apho sijolise khona kukuqinisekisa ukuba abo basinde kwisifo somhlaza nezithandwa zabo abajongani nomhlaza bebodwa; sikhona ukubaxhasa kwinyathelo ngalinye kuhambo lwabo lomhlaza.*

*Uxanduva lulele kwizigulane zomhlaza ukuba baqhagamshelane me-CANSA xa befuna uncedo. I-CANSA ayaziswa xa kuxilongwa / kukhona izigulane ezinyangelwa kumaziko onyango. Usapho kufuneka lufumane imvume kwizigulane phambi kokuba i-CANSA ibatsalele.

Nceda uqhagamshelane neziko lasekuhlaleni le-CANSA xa ufuna inkxaso. Fumana iinkcukacha kweli phepha lewebhu ucofe kwiziko lenkathalo le-CANSA elimufutshane nawe ukuze uphicothe iphepha lewebhu apho uzakufumana iinkcukacha ezithe vetshe ngeenkonzo ezikhoyo kweloo ziko.


I-CANSA izinekezele ukusiza abantu ababhekene nomdlavuza ngokubanika ulwazi, usizo ngokwemizwelo imihla-ngemihla njengoba bekudinga ukwesekwa emphakathini abaphila kuyo. Umgomo wethu uwukuqiniseka ukuthi labo abaphila nabaluleme kumdlavuza nabathandiweyo babo ababhekani nomdlavuza bodwa; sikhona ukubeseka kuloluhambo igxathu-negxathu.*

*Isibopho sisalela kophila nomdlavuza ukuba axhumane nabeCANSA ukuze athole usizo.I-CANSA ayasizwa ngokuxilongwa noma ngeziguli ezilashelwa umdlavuza kunanoma isiphi isikhungo sokwelashwa. Abomndeni badinga imvume kogulayo ukuze i-CANSA ixhumane naloyo.

Sicela uxhumane nabakwaCANSA abaseduze nawe ukuze uthole ukwesekwa. Imininingwane yokuxhumana uyithola kule webhusayithi, ebese ucindazela isikhungo sakaCANSA CARE esiseduze nawe, uzobe usudlulela ekhasini yaleso sikhungo esizokunika imininingwane yezinsizakalo.


The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) offers a unique integrated service to the public and to all people affected by cancer. CANSA is a leading role-player in cancer research (more than R12 million spent annually) and the scientific findings and knowledge gained from our research are used to realign our health programmes, as well as strengthen our watchdog role to the greater benefit of the public.

Our health programmes comprise health and education campaigns; CANSA Care Centres that offer a wide range of care and support services to those affected by cancer; stoma and other clinical support and organisational management; medical equipment hire, as well as a toll-free CANSA Help Desk to offer information and support.

We also supply patient care and support in the form of 11 CANSA Care Homes in the main metropolitan areas for out-of-town cancer patients; and CANSA-TLC lodging for parents and guardians of children undergoing cancer treatment. Read more…

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Get in touch with us by sending us a message on Facebook or phoning CANSA’s Help Desk toll free: 0800 22 66 22 or email us at – you can also message us on WhatsApp: 072 197 9305 (English and Afrikaans) or 071 867 3530 (isiXhosa, isiZulu, siSwati, Sesotho and Setswana)

CANSA Tele Counselling can be accessed via the CANSA Help Desk on 0800 22 66 22 toll free, to make an appointment with a CANSA counsellor. Or send an email to the Help Desk via – this is a confidential, professional, cancer-related telephonic counselling service to cancer patients, caregivers and their families and parents or guardians of children living with cancer. Counselling is available in seven languages (English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu, siSwati, Sesotho and Setswana) and is free of charge.


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