Balanced Lifestyle

Wake up to Well-being with Weet-bix

Diet and leading an active balanced lifestyle can play a significant role in reducing your cancer risk. CANSA recommends eating more fibre and whole-grain foods like CANSA Smart Choice Bokomo Weet-Bix. WIN a year of well-being with WEET-BIX + CANSA!











Posted on 9 December 2016

National Nutrition Week 2016: Love Your Beans – Eat Dry Beans, Peas & Lentils

CANSA supports National Nutrition Week 2016’s campaign “Love Your Beans – Eat Dry Beans, Peas and Lentils”, acknowledging that these are smart, healthy food choices – view video, infographic and easy to prepare recipes…











Posted on 10 October 2016

CANSA and Glen Rooibos Tea Make it Official

CANSA has announced that Glen Rooibos Tea is its official rooibos tea suplier. This will see Glen Rooibos Tea being supplied to CANSA’s 30 Care Centres that include 11 Care Homes, and other facilities. Glen Rooibos Tea will also be the official supplier for this year’s Cuppa For CANSA campaign. CANSA officially recognises rooibos as a source that may reduce cancer risk.











Posted on 14 June 2016

Avoid Carcinogens

Cancer is predominantly caused by environmental factors, rather than inherent biological factors. Importantly, it is possible to reduce exposure to many of these risk factors. What exactly do we mean by environmental factors? This includes infectious agents such as Human […]






Posted on 21 April 2016

Your Health is in Your Hands – Know What Helps and What Harms

30 – 40 % of cancers can be reduced through lifestyle factors. As part of its Balanced Lifestyle campaign, CANSA offers pointers on how to reduce the cancer risk, by making informed lifestyle choices.











Posted on 31 March 2016

Jou Gesondheid is in Jou Hande – Weet Wat is Voordelig en Nadelig vir Jou

English Press Release 7 Maart 2016: Volgens KANSA kan 30 – 40% van kankers voorkom word deur lewenstylfaktore. Hierdie faktore sluit in: dieët, oefening en die vermyding van karsinogene (agente wat kanker veroorsaak) en dit kan alles help om jou […]






Posted on 16 March 2016

Skyfievertoning – Hoe om ‘n Gebalanseerde Lewenstyl te Handhaaf

Engelse weergawe hier… Klik hier vir pdf… Navrae KANSA Klik hier vir meer inligting rondom ‘n gebalanseerde lewenstyl…






Posted on 15 March 2016

Slideshow – How to Live a Balanced Lifestyle

Afrikaans version here… Click here for pdf… Queries CANSA Read more about how to adopt a balanced lifestyle here…






Posted on 14 March 2016

Can a High Fat, Low Complex Carbohydrate Diet Increase the Risk of Colon Cancer? Prof Stephen O’Keefe

Public address by Stephen O’Keefe, Professor of Medicine, Clinical Nutrition Service at the University of Pittsburgh and a world expert on colon health, on the topic: Can a high fat, low complex carbohydrate diet increase the risk of colon cancer?











Posted on 25 November 2015

Help Youth to Be Active & Eat Right

Youth Day: The WHO has declared childhood obesity as one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. It is linked primarily to unhealthy eating habits, but is also due to children today being much less physically active. CANSA urges parents & educators to help change this…











Posted on 15 June 2015

Be Active & Monitor Weight

Avoid Obesity The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines ‘obesity’ or ‘being overweight’ as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. In South Africa there is an alarming increase in the amount of overweight and obese individuals, […]






Posted on 29 April 2015

KANSA se Seël van Erkenning Toegeken aan red espresso®

English Press Release 31 March 2015 – red espresso®, ‘n Wêreld Eerste en trots Suid-Afrikaanse produk wat rooibostee in ‘n espresso vernuwe, is sopas bekroon met die Kankervereniging van Suid-Afrika (KANSA) se  Seël van Erkenning as erkenning van die produk se […]






Posted on 28 March 2015

Colorectal Cancer Survivor Millicent Says to Never Give Up Hope

For almost nine months, Millicent Mulelu, had been in and out of hospital with constant abdominal pains accompanied by chronic diarrhoea. In September 2004 she received the devasting news that she had colorectal cancer. Read her inspirational story…











Posted on 28 March 2015

CANSA Seal of Recognition Awarded to red espresso®

red espresso®, a World First and proudly South African product that innovated rooibos tea into an espresso, has just been awarded CANSA Seal of Recognition in recognition of its unique health properties.











Posted on 28 March 2015

Eat & Drink Smart

Diet and leading a balanced lifestyle can play a significant role in reducing your cancer risk. Research has shown that what you choose to put into your body, can impact your health positively or negatively. CANSA recommends planning balanced meals […]






Posted on 23 March 2015

Food Safety Essential

Unsafe food can lead to a range of health problems: diarrhoea, viral disease, reproductive and developmental problems and cancers. See general tips below: Always wash your hands and sanitise surfaces when handling food Separate raw and cooked foods when storing […]






Posted on 23 March 2015

Detect Cancer Early – Be Proactive

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer control objectives are best achieved through a multi-faceted approach for reducing the risk for cancer. Food, nutrition, physical activity and body composition all play a role in increasing cancer risk, or if […]






Posted on 15 March 2015

CANSA Statement on Canola Oil

3 September 2014: CANSA has awarded the CANSA ‘Smart Choice’ Seal to all canola oil and canola margarine brands (produced from South African grown GMO-free canola) for more than ten years. Analysis of peer-reviewed literature has informed CANSA that the good […]






Posted on 3 September 2014

Nicholas Joseph Colorectal Cancer Survivor Inspires Others

Says Nicholas, “I am very passionate about creating greater awareness about the work that CANSA is doing in the fight against cancer. As a result, I became involved in Relay For Life (RFL) to help raise much needed funds for CANSA and also to promote awareness to help reduce cancer risk. “











Posted on 9 April 2014