CancerCare Coping Kit
CANSA highlights its service offering to cancer patients, caregivers and loved ones, in particular regarding coping with a diagnosis as well as managing side effects of cancer treatment, whether physical, or psychological. An important aspect of this includes providing patients with dietary guidelines and advice before, during and after treatment.
Posted on 10 Jul 2019
Find useful dietary tips to cope with side effects of treatment in our slideshow…
Posted on 9 Jul 2019
Affordable, nutritious recipes for cancer patients dealing with the side effects of cancer treatment…
Posted on 8 Jul 2019
Loss of appetite is a very common problem. There are many reasons for this, including the cancer itself, treatment, your emotional well-being (e.g. depression), pain and other side effects, like nausea. Find tips to help you cope…
Posted on 7 Jul 2019
Diarrhoea is the passing of loose stools (not formed and watery) frequently (more than three times a day). The food moves through the gut too quickly and does not get a chance to be digested or absorbed. Find tips to help you cope…
Posted on 6 Jul 2019
Unfortunately, many pain medications, especially the ones for severe pain (e.g. morphine); can cause constipation, which is the opposite of diarrhoea. The stools are hard, and difficult and painful to pass. Find tips to help you cope…
Posted on 5 Jul 2019
Battling with nausea is a common side effect of cancer treatment and can be addressed with drugs called antiemetics, which are usually taken before treatment to help control nausea and vomiting. Find tips to help you cope…
Posted on 4 Jul 2019
English version PDF Lees meer omtrent top dieetwenke vir kankerpasiënte…
Posted on 20 Aug 2018
English Media Release 26 Julie 2018 – Gedurende Augustus val die kollig van KANSA op dienslewering aan kankeroorwinnaars, versorgers en geliefdes en daar word in besonder gekyk na die hantering van ‘n diagnose sowel as die hantering van newe-effekte van […]
Posted on 31 Jul 2018
Afrikaans PPT: How to Support Your Friend who has Cancer Read more…
Posted on 19 Sep 2017
English PPT: Hoe om Jou Maatjie met Kanker te Ondersteun Lees meer…
Posted on 19 Sep 2017
The International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC), on which CANSA’s Head of Health, Prof Michael Herbst serves as a board member, today announced the launch of a new internet platform “10-for-IO” – Ten for immuno-oncology (IO) – offering comprehensive information about immuno-oncology (IO), with a specific focus on kidney cancer.
Posted on 25 Sep 2015
Blood is vital for the treatment of cancer patients, as well as for cancer patients needing blood transfusions – read CANSA’s Fact Sheet Utilising Blood Products for Cancer Patients: A blood transfusion is a procedure in which blood or a […]
Posted on 14 Jul 2014
Changes in your hair can affect how you feel about yourself. For some people this change is one of the worst parts of their treatment. It is understandable that you might not want to wait to dye your hair, but take this information into account before you take the plunge.
Posted on 10 Oct 2013
I’ll never forget the fall of 2005. It was an extremely happy period in my life, but I also fell to an extreme low. This was the year that my wife Heather was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma. It was […]
Posted on 17 Apr 2013
We know how scary and stressful a cancer diagnosis can be. Our CANSA Cancercare Coping Kit offers information to empower & support you to deal with a cancer diagnosis, treatment, possible complications & changes in body image, emotions and social […]
Posted on 16 Jan 2012
An abstract is a summary of a research study that allows readers to quickly learn about the important aspects of a study. In medical journals, an abstract is usually presented at the beginning of the published article. Abstracts are also a main vehicle of communication at scientific meetings. Although the intended audiences for most abstracts are medical and scientific professionals, it is becoming more common for patients and their friends and family members to read abstracts while learning about cancer. Unlike most journal articles, abstracts are easier to search online and can usually be accessed free of charge.
Posted on 9 Dec 2008
Answers by healthcare professionals to the following questions can assist cancer patients and their caregivers develop a better understanding of the disease and the treatment options available. Select the questions which best suit the individual need.
Posted on 5 Apr 2008