CANSA’s Unique Role and Service Delivery

CANSA’s Unique Role and Service Delivery

Imagine a World without CancerPurpose & Mission:

The Cancer Association of South Africa’s (CANSA’s) purpose is to lead the fight against cancer in South Africa by offering a unique, integrated service to the public which involves holistic cancer care and support to all people affected by cancer.

It’s mission is to be the preferred non-profit leader that enables research, educates the public and provides support to all people affected by cancer.

Service Delivery

CANSA provides a unique integrated service to the public and all people affected by cancer.

As a leading role-player in cancer research (more than R12 million spent annually), the scientific findings and knowledge gained from our research are used to realign our health programmes as well as strengthen our watchdog role to the greater benefit of the public.

Our health programmes comprises health and education campaigns, CANSA Care Centres that offer a wide range of care and support services to those affected by cancer, offer stoma and other clinical support and organisational management, medical equipment hire as well as a toll-free line to offer information and support.

We also supply patient care and support in the form of 11 CANSA Care Homes in the main metropolitan areas for out-of-town cancer patients plus one hospitium based in Polokwane, as well as CANSA-TLC lodging for parents and guardians of children undergoing cancer treatment.

CANSA has more than 350 staff, 5 000 volunteers and over 30 Care Centres countrywide and is thus well placed to deliver its service to most communities in South Africa.

Read more about how CANSA fights cancer in your community…

CANSA’s Research

As a leading role-player in cancer research, CANSA as an organisation spends more than R12 million on various types of cancer research in South Africa every year. Read more about CANSA’s Research here…

CANSA’s Watchdog Role (Advocacy):

For CANSA  to be more effective in its effort to control cancer and to act as a voice for the public, CANSA performs a Watchdog Role to influence South African policy makers and to create public awareness of known cancer-causing factors. Statistics show that 1 in 4 South Africans is affected by cancer in his or her lifetime. More than 100 000 South Africans are diagnosed with cancer yearly, with over 60 000 South Africans losing the battle against the disease each year. Read more about CANSA’s Watchdog Role

CANSA’s Seal of Recognition

The CANSA Seal of Recognition (CSOR) is backed by research and is awarded to products that promote a balanced lifestyle and further contribute to cancer prevention by not containing any cancer-causing substances.

Beneficiaries of CANSA’s Service & Partners:

  • CANSA offers to all communities: a message of HOPE and an opportunity to get involved in the fight against cancer, by providing access to information and education.
  • CANSA provides all cancer survivors and all affected by cancer: with solidarity, support and care, as well as a sense of belonging by honouring, empowering and providing a platform to spread a message of HOPE, as Champions in CANSA’s programmes and projects.
  • CANSA provides volunteers: training with regards to the cancer challenge and enables them to get involved and to take ownership in the fight against cancer by  sharing their resources and their talents in their own communities. CANSA relies on volunteers to assist in delivering their service to all communities, as the incidence of cancer is rising and more South Africans are needed to get actively involved in the fight against cancer.
  • CANSA  provides to partners: an opportunity to achieve their goals in respect of their social responsibility, thereby enhancing  their image and credibility in the market through sponsorships, partnerships and publicity, as partners of  CANSA. See our Corporate Social Investment Partners  & Cause Related Marketing Partners.
  • CANSA provides to staff: an opportunity for learning and growth, thereby using their talents, passions and competencies to make a difference in their communities in the fight against cancer.

Queries CANSA

Contact us or for further information please get in touch with Lucy Balona, Head Marketing & Communication CANSA – email: lbalona@cansa.org.za or tel: 011-616 7662. Alternately, please call the Toll Free Call Centre at 0800 22 66 22 or email info@cansa.org.za for further information.


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