Survivorship & Cancer
International Cancer Survivors’ Day, Sunday, 3 June 2018 – CANSA recognises the importance of support groups for Survivors that offer a caring community, and we encourage them to join a local CANSA Support Group, or CANSA’s online support groups. Benefits of belonging to a support group include experiencing a sense of belonging, having access to information, referral to support services, knowledge of patient rights and a positive outlook…
Posted on 11 June 2018
Internasionale Kankeroorwinnaarsdag Sondag, 3 Junie 2018 – KANSA erken die belangrikheid van ondersteuningsgroepe vir Oorwinnaars en bied hulle die geleentheid aan om by ‘n gemeenskap wat omgee en na mekaar omsien, aan te sluit, by hul plaaslike KANSA Ondersteuningsgroep of KANSA se aanlyn ondersteuningsgroepe.
Posted on 1 June 2018
Word For Word Media, the publishers of Buddies For Life and Oncology Buddies, present THE BIG C SURVIVOR’S GUIDE Your annual comprehensive directory of all the information that you, the patient and / or family, seek out. It is the […]
Posted on 25 January 2018
CANSA’s Advocacy Team responds: Oncology drugs are undoubtedly one of the biggest cost drivers in healthcare today. The advent of biologics or targeted treatments has been a notable evolution in the oncology treatment paradigm, with the greatest downside coming from the significant costs associated with these drugs. The high drug costs are multi-factorial…
Posted on 3 July 2017
CANSA welcomes the South African Human Rights Commission’s actions towards protecting cancer patients’ rights to adequate healthcare, and has been actively lobbying with partners for the same outcome…
Posted on 20 June 2017
The world celebrates cancer Survivors on the first Sunday in June each year, celebrating on 4 June this year. During the first week of June, CANSA is joining in the international efforts to demonstrate that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality. Read more about CANSA’s support offering to Survivors…
Posted on 2 June 2017
English Press Release 30 Mei 2017 – Die wêreld vereer kankeroorwinnaars op die eerste Sondag van Junie elke jaar, vanjaar is dit op 4 Junie. Gedurende die eerste week van Junie dié jaar, gaan KANSA met die res van die […]
Posted on 31 May 2017
CANSA provides home-from-home accommodation to patients undergoing cancer treatment at oncology clinics far from their homes. Meet cancer Survivors making use of our facilities, as you join us on a tour of our CANSA Eikehof Care Home, and find the CANSA Care Home closest to your treatment centre…
Posted on 23 May 2017
VIDEO: Today, more people are living after a cancer diagnosis than dying from it. Cancer CAN be BEATEN! Contact your local CANSA Care Centre for support…
Posted on 16 May 2017
If testicular cancer is detected early, life returns to normal – CHECK YOURSELF! Find out more about reducing your risk for testicular cancer….
Posted on 21 April 2017
According to a recent study, by 2030 South Africa could see cases of cancer increase by 78%. The medical journal Lancet predicts that globally, new cancer cases will have risen from 12.7 million in 2008 to 22.2 million by 2030. […]
Posted on 23 March 2017
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.
Posted on 8 March 2017
Read the latest publications online at www.buddiesforlife.co.za Oncology Buddies (included in each Buddies for Life publication) caters for other cancer awareness and the various support groups. The focus is on awareness, education and support. VIEW BIG C SURVIVOR GUIDE 2018 […]
Posted on 20 April 2016
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…
Posted on 5 April 2016
Leading up to World Cancer Day (4 February 2016), the Fix the Patent Laws Coalition, (CANSA is a partner), released a short video highlighting how shortcomings in South Africa’s patent laws contribute to barriers to access for critical breast cancer medicine trastuzumab.
Posted on 4 February 2016
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.
Posted on 1 January 2016
The International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC), on which CANSA’s Head of Health, Prof Michael Herbst serves as a board member, today announced the launch of a new internet platform “10-for-IO” – Ten for immuno-oncology (IO) – offering comprehensive information about immuno-oncology (IO), with a specific focus on kidney cancer.
Posted on 25 September 2015
Help make medicines affordable in SA by completing a 5 minute survey! CANSA supports that patent legislation in South Africa be amended urgently to ensure access to new affordable and life-saving cancer medications.
Posted on 1 June 2015
The purpose of International (2 June) & National Cancer Survivors’ Day (7 June) is to honour cancer Survivors and also caregivers, family, friends and healthcare personnel who support them during their cancer journey. It is also a time to bring attention to the issues cancer Survivors face. Cancer Survivor Nick Hagemeier shares some heartfelt insights re survivorship…
Posted on 1 June 2015
Keep Informed: follow CANSA on Twitter and Like our Facebook Page for info & inspiration – read ‘Life is Beautiful’, written with input from cancer Survivors, to help you live a balanced lifestyle. Be Inspired: read Stories of Hope shared by fellow cancer Survivors and […]
Posted on 17 February 2015