Purchase Cancer Screening Vouchers
3 February 2021 – CANSA invites all to give the gift of health to loved ones, by purchasing a cancer screening voucher as a token of affection, as early detection is key in fight against cancer and can saves lives.
Gerda Strauss, CANSA’s Head of Service explains, “We challenge you to show you care in a different way. Chocolates, biltong or flowers may be wonderful gifts to receive, but being able to help protect a loved one through the gift of cancer screening says so much more. CANSA is celebrating 90 years of helping to detect cancer early, through screening this year, and we encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to be screened also. Costs for screening are kept to a minimum and only cover materials necessary to conduct the screening. While it is understandable that people are delaying screening due to fears of being infected with COVID-19, cancer risk does not go away, and it is important to detect cancer early to improve treatment outcomes, so don’t delay any longer.”
Vouchers may be redeemed per appointment at CANSA Care Centres and strict COVID-19 safety measures are in place. Screening vouchers are available for the following *:
- blood pressure test (R25);
- blood glucose test (R35);
- Pap smear – to detect cervical cancer (R380);
- clinical breast examination (R90);
- Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test – to detect prostate cancer (R180);
- clinical mole analysis – to detect skin cancer (R110);
- FotoFinder mole analysis – to detect skin cancer (R135);
- faecal occult at home test kit – to detect colorectal cancer (R75)
- Healthy Lifestyle Risk Assessment – cancer risk profile (no charge)
“Screening vouchers may be purchased online until 31st March 2021 and are valid until 1 May 2021 or a voucher can be bought at a CANSA Care Centre. Please indicate your preferred CANSA Care Centre when purchasing your voucher and note that vouchers may be redeemed by appointment only due to COVID-19 regulations. When redeeming a voucher please wear a mask, keep hands sanitised and maintain social distancing where possible,“ Strauss concludes.
*Certain screening equipment is shared and roams between CANSA Care Centres as is required. For this reason it is important to book an appointment for a screening and to enquire whether a particular Care Centre offers a particular type of screening.
(For more information, please contact Lucy Balona, Head: Marketing and Communication at CANSA at email email@example.com. Call 011 616 7662 or mobile 082 459 5230.)
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 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; medical equipment hire, as well as a toll-free line to offer information and support. We offer a Tele Counselling service in seven languages free of charge. 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.
Visit www.cansa.org.za or contact the nearest CANSA Care Centre, call CANSA toll-free 0800 22 66 22 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to online resources and Facebook support groups, CANSA offers multi-lingual support on WhatsApp: 072 197 9305 for English and Afrikaans and 071 867 3530 for isiXhosa, isiZulu, siSwati, Sesotho and Setswana and free Tele Counselling per appointment on 0800 22 66 22 in English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu, siSwati, Sesotho and Setswana. Follow CANSA on Facebook:
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