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English Media Release 18 September 2018 – Gedurende Oktober fokus KANSA op die belangrike rol wat vroue kan speel om eienaarskap te aanvaar vir hul persoonlike gesondheid. Volgens statistieke van die Nasionale Kankerregister (NKR) 2014 is die top vyf kankers […]
Posted on 19 September 2018
During October CANSA highlights the important role that women can play in taking ownership of their personal health. According to statistics from the National Cancer Registry (NCR) 2014, the top five cancers affecting women in SA include: breast, cervical, colorectal, uterine and lung cancer. It’s important to empower women, with knowledge regarding lowering their cancer and health risk and recognising warning signs.
Posted on 19 September 2018
As part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the spotlight is placed on raising awareness of symptoms and making parents and guardians of children / teens diagnosed with cancer, aware of avenues of support available. CANSA focuses on early detection and support of teenage cancer Survivors (patients) this September…
Posted on 16 September 2018
National Wills Week will be held from 17 to 21 September 2018 and participating attorneys will be drafting free wills nationwide. This is an opportunity that all South Africans can benefit from, and CANSA encourages those affected by cancer to make use of the opportunity that National Wills Week provides.
Posted on 12 September 2018
The first Global Week for Action on NCDs, from 3-9 September 2018, is an initiative of NCD Alliance, themed ENOUGH. Our Health. Our Right. Right Now. CANSA and the SA NCD Alliance join hundreds of partners from across the globe to call on governments to take assertive action to deliver progress on NCD prevention and control. #beatNCDs
Posted on 4 September 2018
CANSA and participating dermatologists will be providing FREE skin cancer screening countrywide at the beginning of September in order to raise awareness of skin cancer and the importance of early detection…
Posted on 3 September 2018
Pink Trees for Pauline (PTFP) kicks off again this year in September 2018 by launching a new campaign namely: #doekwithadifference in association with CANSA. The campaign is a natural extension of the PTFP slogan: “Wrapped in colour, united in hope” and aims to raise funds specifically for care and support programmes for cancer patients and those affected by cancer. Wrap it up – your new fashion statement, or the trees in your neighbourhood for a great cause…
Posted on 27 August 2018
In August, the Cancer Association of South Africa (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 19 August 2018
Show your support for a tobacco free world in support of the above Bill – sign the petition. Comments will end on 9 August 2018. We need you to support the proposed changes to the legislation, and give the Department of Health and the government the numbers they need to ensure that the Draft Bill becomes law…
Posted on 3 August 2018
CANSA is excited to announce the first ‘National Cuppa For CANSA Day’ taking place on 3 August 2018, as part of the Cuppa For CANSA campaign, traditionally held from June to 31 October annually. CANSA challenges all workplaces, businesses and service organisations to ‘Splash out Hope’, and to raise awareness of those affected by cancer, by hosting a Cuppa in the work place, and sharing photos of events on CANSA’s National Facebook Page – CANSA The Cancer Association of South Africa, on the day…
Posted on 31 July 2018
CANSA is excited to join Avon Justine in getting ready to pinkify Joburg during breast cancer awareness month. The 13th iThemba Walkathon breast cancer awareness event will take place on Sunday, 21 October at Marks Park in Johannesburg. Registration details here…
Posted on 27 July 2018
CANSA staff and volunteers country-wide, are appealing for donations towards CANSA Care packs to deliver to cancer patients at local hospitals, CANSA Care Homes and CANSA TLC Lodges on 18 July and during the course of that week. CANSA is hoping to deliver a minimum of 100 Care packs per Care Centre…
Posted on 18 July 2018
KANSA se personeel en vrywilligers landwyd doen ‘n beroep op die publiek om donasies te skenk vir KANSA Versorgingpakkette wat op 1 Julie en gedurende die betrokke week afgelewer sal word aan alle kankerpasiënte in plaaslike hospitale, KANSA SorgTuistes en KANSA TLC-Tuistes. KANSA hoop om ‘n minimum van 100 Versorgingpakkette aan elke KANSA SorgSentrum te verskaf…
Posted on 9 July 2018
CANSA is excited to announce the 2018 Cuppa For CANSA season open, which will run from June to 31 October 2018. By hosting or attending a Cuppa event, the public will be able to ‘splash out Hope’ to those affected by cancer, by raising funds towards CANSA’s care and support programmes for cancer Survivors. We will also be hosting our first ever National Cuppa For CANSA Day on 3 August 2018…
Posted on 18 June 2018
Ezee Plug have partnered with CANSA, in order to promote this easy to extract three-pin electrical plug to communities all over South Africa. Eeze Plug and CANSA realised a definite need for this product that can help caregivers and patients. A percentage of proceeds from all sales of the Eeze Plug will be donated to CANSA.
Posted on 13 June 2018
International Cancer Survivors’ Day, Sunday, 3 June 2018 – CANSA recognises the importance of support groups for Survivors that offer a caring community, and we encourage them to join a local CANSA Support Group, or CANSA’s online support groups. Benefits of belonging to a support group include experiencing a sense of belonging, having access to information, referral to support services, knowledge of patient rights and a positive outlook…
Posted on 11 June 2018
CANSA wishes to convey our heartiest congratulations on Sanlam’s 100 years of success. We are proud to be a partner of Sanlam over the past 26 years and so appreciate Sanlam’s ongoing sponsorship towards the Sanlam Cancer Challenge (SCC). In 2017 the SCC helped raise a total of R4.2 million – the most successful year since the annual tournament began in 1993 and which will be used by CANSA to fund its unique integrated service that involves research, education and support.
Posted on 8 June 2018
Although the adoption and finalisation to the policy is an incredible achievement for South Africa, there is still much work ahead as we await the development and passing of necessary legislative amendments to the Patent Law. At this stage the policy only serves as a guide to the legal framework that is needed to amend the Patent Law. CANSA is helping to appeal to the Department of Trade and Industry to urgently prioritise the development of Bills to support the adjustments that are needed to ensure affordable access to medicines, especially cancer medication. Working together with the Fix the Patent Laws Coalition, we’ll make submissions for comment on the Bill as and when required. CANSA will continue to work with FTPL to fight South Africa’s patent laws until the people of our country can afford life-saving cancer medication.
Posted on 1 June 2018
Internasionale Kankeroorwinnaarsdag Sondag, 3 Junie 2018 – KANSA erken die belangrikheid van ondersteuningsgroepe vir Oorwinnaars en bied hulle die geleentheid aan om by ‘n gemeenskap wat omgee en na mekaar omsien, aan te sluit, by hul plaaslike KANSA Ondersteuningsgroep of KANSA se aanlyn ondersteuningsgroepe.
Posted on 1 June 2018
CANSA is concerned about the burden of tobacco in SA and especially about the tactics adopted by the tobacco industry to target youth. Research shows tobacco use is often initiated and established during adolescence and young adulthood. Globally the focus is on the link between tobacco, cancer, heart and other cardiovascular diseases including stroke, which combined are the world’s leading causes of death.
Posted on 29 May 2018