The responsibility rests with patients to contact CANSA for assistance. Read more...

CANSA's Information Service

Toll Free Call Centre and Science & Resource Centre

Toll Free Call Centre and Science & Resource Centre

Call 0800 22 66 22 or email

CANSA’s Toll-Free Call Centre

We are here to answer your questions and concerns.

Friendly and informed staff at our Toll-Free Call Centre provide compassionate advice, awareness materials, information and referrals for anything related to cancer support and care.

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CANSA is committed to connecting people facing cancer with information, day-to-day help as well as emotional support they need in the communities where they live. Our aim is to ensure that cancer Survivors and their loved ones don’t have to face cancer alone; we’re here to support them through every step of their cancer journey.*

* The responsibility rests with patients to contact CANSA for assistance. CANSA is not informed of any diagnoses / of patients being treated at medical centres. Family need to obtain permission from patients, before CANSA may contact them. Read more…

CANSA’s Science & Resource Centre

CANSA’s Information Determined by Research

Current scientific evidence suggests that educating people regarding reducing cancer risk, is more effective in reducing cancer deaths, than efforts to find a cure for cancer. We strive to inform South Africans through our health campaigns based on scientific research. Our Research Department funds cancer research (more than R12 million per annum) and our Advocacy Department uses scientific research findings to create awareness regarding suspected cancer-causing substances and helps influence policy-makers with regards to the regulation of known carcinogens.

The CANSA Science & Resource Centre was officially opened in Cape Town by the city’s Executive Deputy Mayor, Alderman Ian Neilson on 28 January 2010.

The Centre houses the national Toll-Free Information Service & Call Centre, as well as all our science-driven projects and events, which are mainly focused on environmental issues.

The Centre also hosts cancer-related seminars and media events. The Centre is open to the public for information and many students use the  facility for research and study purposes. The Centre also provides appropriate counselling services to cancer patients living in the proximity of Cape Town and offers the public at large use of its Seminar facilities.  Read more about what resources the CANSA Science & Resource Centre has to offer you…

Queries CANSA Science & Resource Centre

  • Visit us: 37A Main Road, Mowbray, Cape Town (Mon to Fri from 08h00 to 16h30)
  • Tel: 021 689 5381 (Mon to Fri from 08h00 to 16h30)
  • Fax: 021 6891840
  • Write to us: P O Box 186, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7701

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.


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