Survivorship & Cancer
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
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
English Media Release… 18 Mei 2016 – Internasionale Kankeroorwinnaar Dag word jaarliks gevier gedurende die eerste week van Junie. Die rede waarom hierdie dag so spesiaal is, is om bewys te lewer dat die lewe na ‘n diagnose van kanker […]
Posted on 2 June 2016
International Cancer Survivors’ Day – CANSA wants to go beyond just celebrating this day with cancer Survivors, it’s to share with Survivors all the ways in which CANSA can help them during their cancer journey. We have many Survivor programmes in which Survivors can get involved…
Posted on 2 June 2016
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. CANSA and the Cancer Alliance support […]
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
Whether you have recently been diagnosed with cancer or whether you are a veteran who has undergone the rigours of treatment, or if you are now in remission, CANSA considers you a cancer Survivor. Survivors share about their cancer journey […]
Posted on 15 October 2015
On the day he resumed his duties as the head of Ferrum High, Wynand Swanepoel spent the morning trying to prepare mentally to tackle the stresses of the job while staying focused on his recovery. He had returned to work […]
Posted on 13 October 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