JUNE Challenge: CANSA reinforces the message of its #365DayHealthChallenge campaign, that individuals have the power to lower cancer risk by making healthy lifestyle choices.Most people are not aware that drinking any type of alcohol (even in small amounts) increases the cancer risk. CANSA highlights the toll that alcohol takes on bodies and how it affects those around them.
Posted on 5 Jun 2019
Infinity Care is a nappy brand which is manufactured in South Africa and complies with the relevant National and International Standards. It is the first of its kind in the industry to have been awarded the CANSA Smart Choice Seal by the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), which has deemed products to be free of all known carcinogens and / or hormone disruptors. The nappies are comfortable and affordably priced, and are made to suit the users’ needs, improving quality of life, dignity, health, and care & support of cancer patients. The company offers a range of Adult Incontinence, Baby Disposable Nappies, Wet Wipes, and Under Pads / and Linen Savers. All products are available at CANSA’s Care Centres countrywide from 1st July 2019.
Posted on 4 Jun 2019
In June, CANSA acknowledges cancer Survivors (patients) and celebrates their courage, and resilience in the face of cancer treatment and side effects, which are often experienced well beyond treatment. #InternationalCancerSurvivorsDay
Posted on 30 May 2019
MAY Challenge: Tobacco smoking is the main cause for unhealthy lungs, lung cancer, and over 20 other types of cancer. The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) urges the public to consider quitting the use of tobacco in any form, to help lower cancer risk, as part of its #365DayHealthChallenge, and leading up to #WorldNoTobaccoDay (31 May).
Posted on 29 May 2019
CANSA was represented by the Cancer Alliance, of which it is a member, at the World Health Assembly, helping to get the resolution passed: The World Health Assembly approved a milestone resolution to support greater public disclosure of prices for medicines and other health products. Senior WHO officials called it a landmark measure, which could have a lasting impact on lowering prices in markets for urgently-needed health products, ranging from treatments for cancer and hepatitis, to insulin, which today are unaffordable in many low- and middle-income countries.
Posted on 29 May 2019
APRIL Challenge – CANSA is urging all to choose to MOVE, as part of its #365DayHealthChallenge initiated on World Cancer Day, furthering personal commitment to the #IAmAndIWill lower my cancer risk theme. Research indicates that regular physical activity in combination with smart food and drink choices can help lower the risk for cancer and non-communicable diseases, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Posted on 25 Mar 2019
MARCH Challenge – CANSA continues its #365HealthDayChallenge and encourages everyone to eat and drink smartly. Research strongly indicates that making smart choices regarding what is taken in and exercising regularly can have a positive effect, not only on a person’s well-being, but also reduces individual cancer risk.
Posted on 27 Feb 2019
The Smart Choice Cookbook with CANSA and B-well is a collection of recipes that focuses on cancer risk reduction. The book covers breakfast, lunch, dinner as well as snacks and treats, with a vegetarian option included in each section. All the recipes were developed in consultation with CANSA’s consulting dietitian Megan Pentz-Kluyts, who is renowned for her knowledge on the role of nutrition in helping to lower the risk of cancer. *Feb 2019 – 40 000 downloads and counting…
Posted on 27 Feb 2019
FEBRUARY Challenge – CANSA launches our #365DayHealthChallenge on World Cancer Day: We’re challenging individuals, communities, educational institutions, workplaces and policy leaders in government to make a commitment to help lower cancer risk throughout the year. Reduce your risk factors by making healthy, smart lifestyle choices. Commitments can be shared on social media #IAmIWill and the public is encouraged to support those who have taken up the challenge…
Posted on 31 Jan 2019
Breast prostheses, mastectomy bras & lymphoedema products now available at all CANSA Care Centres through new M Store partnership. To celebrate this new partnership in the month of February, patients claiming from their medical aid will receive a third mastectomy bra free. (Medical aid patients automatically qualify for a breast prosthesis and 2 mastectomy bras under their prosthesis benefit). Cash paying patients purchasing the standard package of a breast prosthesis and mastectomy bra will get a second bra free. T’s & C’s apply.
Posted on 20 Jan 2019
VIDEO: CANSA’s Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) programme supports children and teens diagnosed with cancer or affected by cancer (a family member has cancer), as we believe no child or family should have to face cancer on their own. Come and see what we do…
Posted on 15 Jan 2019
The Board of Directors has approved that the funding call for research projects for 2020, be retracted until we are ready to invite research project proposals aligned with the newly established research priorities. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this retraction.
Posted on 4 Jan 2015
CANSA collaborates with partners to support awareness of, and access to, cancer related SA Clinical Trials. CANSA will post regularly updated information on this post regarding trials currently taking place in South Africa.
Posted on 3 Jan 2015