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Conditions Giving Rise to Cancer & Types of Cancer

Find alphabetical list of conditions giving rise to cancer & types cancer below. Read more about cancer here…

Conditions Giving Rise to Cancer:

The Top 5 Invasive Cancers Reported in South Africa (NCR 2019)


  1. Prostate
  2. Colorectal
  3. Lung
  4. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  5. Melanoma


  1. Breast
  2. Cervix
  3. Colorectal
  4. Uterus
  5. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

The above-mentioned excludes non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC) including basal cell (BCC) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCC).

Types of Cancer:


Per Cancer Type:


Has Cancer Touched Your Life?

Cancer affects one in four South Africans, through diagnosis of family, friends, colleagues or self.

We want you to know that you are not alone and that we would like to support you and your loved ones, regardless of how cancer has touched your life.

Find info & online resources to help you fight cancer and please read more about CANSA’s Holistic Care & Support which is offered at our CANSA Care Centres countrywide.

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