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October 2016: Breast Cancer Survivor Candice Shares Daily Blog to Inspire

Each day for the month of October, Candice Fehrsen, breast cancer Survivor, will share a post on her blog in order to encourage those who have been newly diagnosed and their loved ones. Follow her journey from operating table to present day…


No More Delays Minister Davies – We Need Medicines

27 September 2016: More than a 1 000 activists, CANSA included, from the ‘Fix the Patent Laws Campaign’ will march to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Pretoria, demanding that the DTI take urgent steps to fix SA’s outdated patent laws so that everyone can get the medicines they need. Medicines for cancer are exorbitantly priced. Many aren’t available in the public sector and even private medical aid schemes don’t want to pay for them. It is reprehensible that people cannot access life-saving medicines. The South African government must stand up to the pressure of the multinational pharmaceutical industry and urgently amend these laws.


Vodacom Helps Reduce Cancer Risk by Providing Free Access to CANSA Info

Vodacom has partnered with the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) and the National Department of Health through its mobi-site B-Wise to give free-access to health information…

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No Child or Family should have to Face Cancer on their Own

CANSA is highlighting the importance of childhood cancer awareness this September. It’s estimated that at least half of all children with cancer in South Africa are never diagnosed. Cancer is relatively rare in children, amounting to approximately 2% of cancers worldwide however it’s important to know the warning signs of cancer in children. Childhood cancers share general symptoms with other illnesses, but if one or more of the symptoms persist, seek medical assistance immediately.


Celebrating 85 Years of Working Towards a World Without Cancer

Each decade, since its humble beginnings in the 1930s, CANSA has steadily developed a comprehensive service to the public, making a positive difference to thousands of South Africans affected by cancer. This August we celebrate 85 years of working towards a world without cancer…

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A Cuppa that Makes a Difference

It’s that time of year again where we can all help fight cancer by raising cups of tea or coffee in support of CANSA’s annual Cuppa For CANSA campaign which launches on 8 June 2016. Proceeds will go towards keeping our 9 Mobile Health Clinics on the road to provide screening in remote areas…

Pink Trees for Pauline 2016 set

Pink Trees for Pauline & CANSA Partnership 2016

CANSA is partnering with Pink Trees for Pauline again and income raised from 2016 campaign is being set aside for patient accommodation during cancer treatment, home-based care nursing, feeding schemes for cancer affected patients, training of social workers and also for supplying wigs, prosthesis and wheelchairs. Go PINK and support cancer Survivors in your community!

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African Cancer Institute and CANSA Plan to Tackle Cancer

The African Cancer Institute (ACI) at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), Stellenbosch University (SU), has formed a partnership with the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) to focus on cancer research regarding public health, primary care, nursing, and rehabilitation sciences to build capacity for basic and advanced cancer care.

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South African Clinical Oncology Trials

CANSA and Quintiles are collaborating to support awareness of, and access to, cancer related SA Clinical Trials. To this end, CANSA will post regularly updated information on this post regarding trials currently taking place in South Africa.

Write on our Wall

Write on our Wall – September 2016

CANSA would like to know what your concerns and point of view are. Do you have something you would like to share? Please note that these comments will be public, should they be approved, or you will receive a response via email.

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Raise funds for CANSA at your next sporting event!

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Donate Your Hair to make wigs for cancer patients!

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