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Video – CANSA Testi-monials: Back to Normal after Testicular Cancer

If testicular cancer is detected early, life returns to normal – CHECK YOURSELF! Find out more about reducing your risk for testicular cancer….






A Balanced Lifestyle Linked to Your Cancer Risk

Nutrition, physical activity and body composition all play a central part in cancer risk reduction. CANSA advocates living a balanced, healthy lifestyle. This can be achieved by making smart food choices, doing regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding tobacco and alcohol…











Record Breaking Daredevils Unite to Run Cancer Out of Town

Thank You Daredevils for raising awareness! On Friday 24 March 2017, 3 402 men of all ages, shapes and sizes took to the streets for the best-supported Hollard Daredevil Run to date. The Daredevil Run promotes regular examination to enable early detection of prostate and testicular cancer, as a way to save lives. 267 Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) tests were performed on and before Run day by CANSA.











Breast Cancer Survivor Busisiwe Feels Blessed by Support from CANSA

Says Busi in her thank you letter: “With every visit or call I was inspired by the warmth and friendliness of the staff of CANSA, and I am truly thankful for all the tips on how to live my life with the disease called cancer.” Receiving a letter like this, just makes everything worthwhile for us at CANSA, where we strive to support cancer patients throughout their cancer journey.











CANSA donates Microscope to NHLS and WITS University

CANSA donates Microscope to NHLS and WITS University











Addressing Obesity as a risk factor for cancer in South Africa: Size does matter

Obesity, a risk factor for cancer and an established problem in high-income countries, is escalating rapidly in low- and middle-income countries, contributing significantly to the noncommunicable disease (NCD) burden. Dr Melissa Wallace and Ms Megan Pentz-Kluyts contributed an article to Cancercontrol.info.











CANSA presenting to Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Proposed Sugar Tax

CANSA, as part of the South African NCD Alliance, support the indirect taxation on sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) with the aim of reducing their consumption











CANSA Cancer Research Grant Applications for 2018

CANSA) has funding available for research projects initiated and executed at South African institutions such as universities and parastatal organisations. The closing date for applications is 31 May 2017.











No More Delays Minister Davies – We Need Medicines

The Patent Laws Campaign demand 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. The South African government must stand up to the pressure of the multinational pharmaceutical industry and urgently amend these laws.











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.











Grant Funding Results 2017

Researchers working at academic and research institutions across South Africa recently applied for research funding for 2017. Our Research Committee (RESCOM) met to determine the funding allocations for three year grants starting in  2017.











Write on our Wall – April 2017

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.











CANSA Calendar 2017
FOCUS OF THE MONTH

85 years of working towards a world without cancer

Raise funds for CANSA Active at your next sporting event

Raise funds for CANSA at your next sporting event!

Donate your hair for Wigs

Donate Your Hair to make wigs for cancer patients!


Hubbly Bubbly increases cancer risk


Take action against smoking law breakers