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Ezee Plug have partnered with CANSA, in order to promote this easy to extract three-pin electrical plug to communities all over South Africa. Eeze Plug and CANSA realised a definite need for this product that can help caregivers and patients. A percentage of proceeds from all sales of the Eeze Plug will be donated to CANSA.
Posted on 13 June 2018
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
CANSA wishes to convey our heartiest congratulations on Sanlam’s 100 years of success. We are proud to be a partner of Sanlam over the past 26 years and so appreciate Sanlam’s ongoing sponsorship towards the Sanlam Cancer Challenge (SCC). In 2017 the SCC helped raise a total of R4.2 million – the most successful year since the annual tournament began in 1993 and which will be used by CANSA to fund its unique integrated service that involves research, education and support.
Posted on 8 June 2018
Although the adoption and finalisation to the policy is an incredible achievement for South Africa, there is still much work ahead as we await the development and passing of necessary legislative amendments to the Patent Law. At this stage the policy only serves as a guide to the legal framework that is needed to amend the Patent Law. CANSA is helping to appeal to the Department of Trade and Industry to urgently prioritise the development of Bills to support the adjustments that are needed to ensure affordable access to medicines, especially cancer medication. Working together with the Fix the Patent Laws Coalition, we’ll make submissions for comment on the Bill as and when required. CANSA will continue to work with FTPL to fight South Africa’s patent laws until the people of our country can afford life-saving cancer medication.
Posted on 1 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
CANSA is concerned about the burden of tobacco in SA and especially about the tactics adopted by the tobacco industry to target youth. Research shows tobacco use is often initiated and established during adolescence and young adulthood. Globally the focus is on the link between tobacco, cancer, heart and other cardiovascular diseases including stroke, which combined are the world’s leading causes of death.
Posted on 29 May 2018
CANSA is excited to be part of the fourth annual Tekkie Tax Day, taking place on Friday, 25 May 2018. The campaign gives all in SA the opportunity to ‘leave a little sparkle’ and show where their heart lies. CANSA is part of the education sector. The income raised from Tekkie Tax goes a long way to helping us educate communities to lower cancer risk, as well as providing care and support initiatives to those affected by cancer.
Posted on 23 May 2018
KANSA is opgewonde om deel te wees van die vierde jaarlikse ‘Tekkie Tax’ Dag wat op Vrydag 25 Mei 2018 plaasvind. Die veldtog bied aan almal in Suid-Afrika die geleentheid om ‘n tikkie glinster na te laat’ en om iets uit die hart te doen. KANSA is deel van die onderwys- en onderrigsektor. Die inkomste wat gegenereer word met behulp van Tekkie Tax help ons baie om gemeenskappe op te voed om hul kankerrisiko te verlaag en om inisiatiewe te ondersteun wat sorg en ondersteuning aan mense bied.
Posted on 3 May 2018
KANSA is bekommerd oor die groot las wat tabak op die SA samelewing plaas, en veral die strategieë wat deur die tabakindustrie gebruik word om die jeug te teiken. Navorsing bewys dat die gebruik van tabak gewoonlik ‘n aanvang neem en verslawing aan tabak gevestig word tydens adolessensie en jong volwassenheid. Wêreldwyd word gefokus op die verband tussen tabakgebruik, kanker en hart- en ander kardio-vaskulêre siektes, insluitend beroerte – saam is hierdie die wêreld se grootste oorsake van sterftes.
Posted on 2 May 2018
Hollard, organisers of the Hollard Daredevil Run, announced that funds raised from the 2018 edition of the Run will be split respectively between the long-time original beneficiary, CANSA, as well as the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The majority of the funds raised will continue to support the CANSA Hollard MANVan initiative, with the remaining funds contributed towards The Prostate Cancer Foundation and their education drives.
Posted on 13 March 2018
The University of Cape Town (UCT) , National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), the Health Promotion South Africa Trust and CANSA will jointly observe the first international Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Awareness Day on the 4th of March 2018.
Posted on 2 March 2018
World Cancer Day takes place each year on February 4, providing the platform for the world to unite and raise the profile of cancer in a positive and inspiring way. CANSA is encouraging everyone in all cities around the country to take part and support the 3rd year of the World Cancer Day campaign, and live the slogan of ‘We can. I can.’ In 2018, the aim is to inspire healthy cities and communities to fight cancer.
Posted on 5 February 2018
To commemorate World Cancer Day on February 4, 2018, the Cancer Alliance, of which CANSA is a partner, announced the eight medicines which will be the focus of a concerted two year campaign to change the path of cancer treatment in our country and hosted a ‘Patent Reform’ Media Roundtable / Webinar on 30 January.
Posted on 17 January 2018
It’s getting hotter, and CANSA encourages the public to be SunSmarter, and throw shade at skin cancer this summer…
Posted on 17 January 2018
CANSA hosted a Universal Health Coverage event on behalf of the Cancer Alliance and the Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance of South Africa (SANCDA). CANSA invited the Health Department, health care professionals and other civil society organisations that are instrumental in the promotion of #HealthForAll, to come and share ideas regarding how to promote universal health coverage for all in South Africa.
Posted on 11 December 2017
CANSA continues with the traditional, annual celebration of CANSA Volunteers this International Volunteers Day, 5th December 2017. Special functions will be held country-wide at CANSA Care Centres, to acknowledge and thank these selfless individuals and also to raise awareness about their significant role in the fight against cancer. #FightCancerTogether
Posted on 4 December 2017
November is designated as Men’s Health Awareness month by CANSA and the spotlight is placed on the ‘Big Five’ leading types of cancer affecting men, namely, prostate, colorectal, Kaposi sarcoma (a type of skin cancer), lung and bladder cancer and recognising symptoms & reducing risk. #MensHealth
Posted on 23 November 2017
24 October 2017 – Pretoria: More than 1 000 members of the Fix the Patent Laws Coalition (FTPL), will march to the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) rallying in support of government’s efforts to fix South Africa’s patent laws and remind law makers that people’s lives depend on the rapid conclusion of this law reform process. View Cancer Alliance Patent Barriers Report, Final Draft Intellectual Property Policy and Timeline of Patent Law Reforms in SA…
Posted on 24 October 2017
With October being Woman’s Health Awareness month, CANSA highlights the 5 leading types of cancer that indiscriminately afflict women in South Africa – breast, cervical, colorectal, uterine, and lung cancer…
Posted on 17 October 2017
The month of September, is recognised as Childhood Cancer Awareness month and CANSA strives to educate the public regarding the importance of knowing the signs of childhood cancer, so that children may receive the correct treatment as soon as possible. Early detection is key…
Posted on 1 September 2017