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Advocacy – CANSA’s Watchdog Role

Advocacy – CANSA’s Watchdog Role

What is Advocacy?

Advocacy is the act of supporting a cause or issue to achieve a desired result. It is action directed at changing policies, positions or programmes.

CANSA’s Watchdog Role

CANSA’s active Watchdog Role and relevant position statements are based on results from science-based cancer research.

CANSA and our partners advocate and lobby to educate decision-makers in our country on the necessary changes needed to protect the public from known carcinogens (cancer causing agents), reduce cancer risk, and to protect the rights of cancer patients.

Statistics show that one in four South Africans is diagnosed with cancer in his or her lifetime with more than 100 000 South Africans being diagnosed with cancer each year.  CANSA is determined to use our influence to help fight cancer and protect the dignity of cancer patients.

Read more about past CANSA Advocacy Achievements and see latest news in the posts to the right.

Contact CANSA

If you would like to know more about CANSA’s Watchdog Role please email: or phone the toll free line at 0800 22 66 22 or email


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