Global Cancer Statistics
South African Cancer Statistics
South Africa’s National Cancer Registry (NCR) – first established in 1986 – is under the executive management of the The National Health Laboratory Service – National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH) and provides information re SA cancer statistics. The NCR plays a vital role in maintaining and developing national and international awareness re the enormous burden of cancer in our country.
CANSA and the SA public rely on statistics provided in the NCR Reports.
Currently the registry is not up to date, but the issue is being addressed asap by the NIOH and CANSA is supporting these efforts to update the registry.
The 2012 NCR Statistics have been released by the NIOH…
Please direct all queries re updates SA cancer statistics to the The National Health Laboratory Service – National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH).
Cancer is one of the major killers throughout both the developed and developing world, including South Africa. CANSA is proud to be associated with the NCR and has contributed substantially to the publication of these essential reports.
Although the NCR is a pathology-based registry, resulting in under-reporting of many malignancies, some more than others, many critical decisions need to be made based on its data. A planned population-based registry will be even more vital, especially when decisions relating to screening, prevention, as well as cancer treatments are made.
The lack of an updated cancer registry for South Africa will be a thing of the past as soon as the Department of Health’s regulation, which will compel health care facilities and laboratories to provide the National Cancer Registry (NCR) with information, is published in the Government Gazette. Read more…
The NIOH SA National Cancer Registry – Files:
February 2017 – the 2012 NCR Report was the last report to be made available to the SA public and CANSA.
As updated information is received from the NCR, CANSA updates this web page, and our Fact Sheets & Position Statements to reflect latest statistics:
- 2011 National Cancer Registry & Top 10 Cancers per Population Group NCR 2011: Males | Females
- 2010 National Cancer Registry & Top 10 Cancers per Population Group NCR 2010
- 2009 National Cancer Registry & Top 10 Cancers per Population Group NCR 2009
- 2008 National Cancer Registry & Top 10 Cancers per Population Group NCR 2008
- 2007 National Cancer Registry: Adults | Children
- 2006 National Cancer Registry
- 2005 National Cancer Registry
- 2004 National Cancer Registry
- 2003 National Cancer Registry
- 2002 National Cancer Registry
- 2001 National Cancer Registry charts | 2001 National Cancer Registry tables
- 2000/2001 National Cancer Registry methods
- 2000 National Cancer Registry charts | 2000 National Cancer Registry tables
- 1998 /1999 National Cancer Registry
- 1997 National Cancer Registry
- 1995 National Cancer Registry
- 1993 – 1994 National Cancer Registry – contact NCR directly
SA Medical Research Council (MRC) – 20 Top Cancers as Cause of Death:
Health Profile of SA & Related Information
Has Cancer Touched Your Life?
Cancer affects one in four South Africans, through diagnosis of family, friends, colleagues or self.
We want you to know that you are not alone and that we would like to support you and your loved ones, regardless of how cancer has touched your life.
Find info & online resources to help you fight cancer and please read more about CANSA’s Holistic Care & Support which is offered at our CANSA Care Centres countrywide.