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In the interests of cancer patients and Survivors, amid the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus, CANSA is releasing information to help keep patients and survivors safe, and providing online support through the CANSA website, social media platforms and staff on call.
Posted on 25 Mar 2020
The safety and health of our cancer patients, volunteers and staff is paramount. As our most valued partner, we assure you that CANSA is taking all the necessary precautions to minimise the impact of COVID-19. Cancer patients are among those at high risk of serious illness from an infection because their immune systems are often vulnerable.
Posted on 17 Mar 2020
CANSA launches its Colorectal Cancer Awareness Campaign in partnership with Medtronic, the global leader in medical technology, as both organisations are passionate about early diagnosis and better treatment outcomes for patients. Unique to the campaign is a large ‘Colin the Colon Tunnel’, an inflatable 2x3m tunnel, which the public can walk through and be educated about colorectal cancer.
Posted on 11 Mar 2020
4 March 2020 – CANSA launched its first CANSA Care Room for terminal or bedridden cancer patients in Mpumalanga, on 2 March 2020 in partnership with SAVF Ermelo Homes for aged people. This brings the total number of Care Rooms […]
Posted on 4 Mar 2020
As the year draws to a close and planning starts for 2020, CANSA, reminds all to diarise CANSA’s 17th national Shavathon, taking place on Saturday, 29 February 2020 at shopping centres countrywide. The theme ‘Hope 2020’ is apt, as participants will be giving ‘Hope’ to cancer Survivors and loved ones, by showing solidarity with them in the fight against cancer as they stencil, spray or shave their hair. Invite 20 people to join the fun event in the year 2020!
Posted on 23 Feb 2020
Two organisations that save lives through the early detection of cancer are hoping for a huge turnout for the Daredevil Run next month. The annual race where men pound the ground clad in purple Speedos has a serious side behind the frivolous speedo dress code. It raises hundreds of thousands of rands every year that allow CANSA and the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) to carry out screening tests, run awareness campaigns and help patients detect prostate cancer early.
Posted on 22 Feb 2020
13 February 2020 – A group of 70 Grey College Bloemfontein old boys are riding the 2020 Cape Town Cycle Tour on 8 March 2020 in support of CANSA and Diabetes South Africa (Diabetes SA) and raising awareness and funds. […]
Posted on 18 Feb 2020
CANSA is excited to launch one of the few teen cancer patient rooms in the country, at Ward 3, Tygerberg Hospital, as part of its CANSA TLC (Tough Living with Cancer) support service to children, teens and families affected by cancer on 14 February 2020, just ahead of International Childhood Cancer Day (15 February).
Posted on 14 Feb 2020
4 February 2020 – Compassionhat, headwear designed specifically for cancer Survivors, was awarded the CANSA Seal of Recognition status as a CANSA Smart Choice product aimed at improving quality of life and dignity. Sue Richards, owner of Compassionhats, says, “The […]
Posted on 6 Feb 2020
To mark the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day, the UICC commissioned a global survey to form an up-to-date picture of the public’s experiences, views and behaviours around cancer. Conducted by Ipsos (independent market research company), the survey includes more than 15,000 adults across 20 countries (including South Africa) in the first multi-country public survey on cancer perceptions in a decade. The results, detailed in UICC’s report released 4 February 2020, International Public Opinion Survey on Cancer 2020: What people feel, think and believe about cancer today, indicates a clear divide between higher and lower socioeconomic groups when it comes to knowledge and awareness of cancer risks and as a result, the practice of behaviours to limit such risk.
Posted on 4 Feb 2020
On the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day (4 February 2020), CANSA and Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), challenges individuals to make a personal commitment to lower the impact of cancer for themselves, the people they love and the world. #IAmAndIWill #WorldCancerDay
Posted on 2 Feb 2020
CANSA and Netcare today announced that the two organisations have partnered to establish cancer support groups at nine of the private healthcare group’s hospitals. These support groups will be open to all persons impacted by cancer, from newly diagnosed individuals starting their cancer treatment journey to cancer survivors, even those who have been in remission for years, as well as family members and caregivers.
Posted on 1 Feb 2020
On Friday, 13 March at Zoo Lake in Johannesburg, thousands of men will participate in the 10th Hollard Daredevil Run, a phenomenon that has morphed into a brotherhood over the years. This year, the run is emphasising the role men play in each other’s lives and the lives of their loved ones, and the influence they have in inspiring positive outcomes.
Posted on 23 Jan 2020
CANSA reminds South Africans to be SunSmart, by protecting their skin at all times and especially during the holidays. Ultraviolet rays (UVA and UVB) reach the earth’s surface and are damaging to skin. UVB is responsible for producing sunburn and can cause sunburn within fifteen minutes, causing permanent damage while UVA rays can contribute to ageing the skin and DNA damage. Damage from both UVA and UVB rays can lead to skin cancer. #SunSmart
Posted on 6 Dec 2019
Each year, CANSA celebrates International Volunteers Day on 5 December to thank volunteers and raise awareness about their significant contribution to society. Special functions are held country-wide at CANSA Care Centres to acknowledge and show appreciation. This year CANSA also launches a comprehensive online training programme to help equip volunteers. CANSA encourages you to volunteer – visit the nearest CANSA Care Centre, or sign up to be a volunteer on the CANSA Website…
Posted on 2 Dec 2019
English Media Release 18 November 2019 – Op Wêreld Vigsdag (1 Desember) bevestig KANSA, die Nasionale Department van Gesondheid, Nasionale Kankerregister en Southern African HIV Clinicians Society dat die menslike immuniteitsgebreksvirus (MIV) ‘n kanker-veroorsakende agents is wat persone wat met […]
Posted on 29 Nov 2019
On World AIDS Day (1 December), CANSA, the National Cancer Registry (NCR) and the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society highlight that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a cancer-causing agent and can put people living with HIV at risk for cancer.
Posted on 29 Nov 2019
English Media Release 20 November 2019 – KANSA vier elke jaar Internasionale Vrywilligersdag op 5 Desember om alle vrywilligers te bedank en om bewustheid te skep oor die belangrike bydrae wat hulle tot die samelewing lewer. Spesiale funksies word landswyd […]
Posted on 27 Nov 2019
The Gorgon and Gundelfinger families have joined hands with CANSA to help raise funds, but more importantly to create awareness for breast cancer by hosting a fundraising dinner on 1 December 2019. “It’s important to create awareness for breast cancer […]
Posted on 26 Nov 2019
CANSA and advertising agency HelloFCB+ set to work to find a creative way to get guys into CANSA Care Centres for a prostate blood test. Introducing ‘Don’t Fear The Finger’ video, an integrated advertising campaign, inspired by the classic horror movie genre, that removes the fear and encourages men to go for a test. The campaign launched during men’s health month in November with a TVC, and follows a man tentatively going for his first prostate exam only to find out that his fears are completely unfounded.
Posted on 15 Nov 2019