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Our Holistic Care & Support at our Care Homes, Centres & Clinics

Our Holistic Care & Support at our Care Homes, Centres & Clinics

Support a CANSA Care Home & Make Every Day Mandela Day

CANSA provides home-from-home accommodation to patients undergoing cancer treatment at oncology clinics far from their homes. Guests at our CANSA Care Homes stay for an average of six weeks and receive meals and transport to and from treatment centres. Support your local CANSA Care Home so that we can continue to provide accommodation to cancer patients near treatment centres, who would not be able to receive treatment otherwise.

Mandela day poster

SANBS Pumps Up Efforts for Nelson Mandela Day

15 July 2016 Blood Drive: In support of upcoming Nelson Mandela Day, the South African National Blood Service (SANBS), together with Melrose Arch Management, Stanlib, CANSA, Organ Donor Foundation and Sunflower Fund are appealing to all South Africans to honour the late Nelson Mandela’s legacy and give the gift of life – blood.






Environmental Carcinogens Workplace

Reduce Cancer Risk at Work

During the month of July, CANSA will be focusing on the risk of cancers in the workplace as part of its Environmental Health Campaign. CANSA’s objectives include assisting in identifying potential hazards (related to cancer causation) in workplaces and to encourage compliance with health and safety standards for occupational cancer risk reduction.






Host a Cuppa For CANSA post

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.






Tobeka Patent Laws

Activists Demand Roche Drops Cost of Vital Breast Cancer Medicine

Members of the Fix the Patent Laws Campaign, including CANSA, picketed outside pharmaceutical company Roche to highlight the excessive price of a life-saving breast cancer medicine. Read about why reform to SA patent laws is necessary and take action with CANSA…






Cancer researcher

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 – July 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.






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!


Take action against smoking law breakers