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CANSA joins Childhood Cancer International, founders of International Childhood Cancer Day, celebrated globally on 15 February in raising awareness of childhood cancer & working towards lowering deaths, pain and suffering and supporting the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Childhood Cancer Target Goals. #EarlyDetection #CANSACares
Posted on 12 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
The holidays are around the corner, and CANSA reminds the public to take care and be SunSmart everywhere. Sunburn can occur within fifteen minutes, and the damage caused is permanent, irreversible and adds up with each exposure to the sun.
Posted on 13 Dec 2018
The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) hosted an event with the theme “Strengthening advocacy efforts for equitable access to treatment and care for ALL” at the CANSA Head Office on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day. An event was also hosted at the CANSA Durban Care Centre, in KZN.
Posted on 12 Dec 2018
Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) today launched a partnership with CANSA that will support the association with philanthropic donations and volunteering support from its employees at all nine airports. The donations provided will help to educate members of the public about the disease, train auxiliary nurses, develop infrastructure and cancer research.
Posted on 4 Dec 2018
#InternationalVolunteersDay – as a non-profit organisation, CANSA relies heavily on its trained volunteers to help fight against cancer, in their local communities. We truly value our volunteers, many of whom have personally been affected by cancer, and assist staff throughout the country to educate local communities about awareness of the signs of cancer, the importance of regular cancer screening and living a balanced lifestyle to lower cancer risk. Our volunteers also provide care and support to cancer patients and loved ones, or assist with administrative or fundraising tasks. We simply would not have enough hands to deliver our service to those affected by cancer without our remarkable, dedicated volunteers.
Posted on 28 Nov 2018
Knowledge is power and can change the lives of men drastically if they are aware of early warning signs and symptoms of male cancers. CANSA highlights these symptoms in November, in the hope that men will not delay screening.
Posted on 31 Oct 2018
The National Cancer Campaign (NCC) was launched in PMB, KwaZulu-Natal on the 30th October 2018 and will focus on primary prevention and community awareness. The Cancer Alliance, of which CANSA is a member, applauds and supports this campaign. CANSA shares key messages communicated at the launch…
Posted on 29 Oct 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 11 Oct 2018
Barclay & Clegg have partnered with CANSA in order to create a platform for education, rehabilitation and support for ladies who have survived breast cancer. They offer prosthesis products for those who have been affected by the medical procedures incurred during their plight with cancer.
Posted on 8 Oct 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 Sep 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 Sep 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 Sep 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 Aug 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 Jun 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 Jun 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 Jun 2018
World Cancer Day takes place each year on February 4, providing the platform for the world to unite and raise the profile of cancer in a positive and inspiring way. CANSA is encouraging everyone in all cities around the country to take part and support the 3rd year of the World Cancer Day campaign, and live the slogan of ‘We can. I can.’ In 2018, the aim is to inspire healthy cities and communities to fight cancer.
Posted on 5 Feb 2018
To commemorate World Cancer Day on February 4, 2018, the Cancer Alliance, of which CANSA is a partner, announced the eight medicines which will be the focus of a concerted two year campaign to change the path of cancer treatment in our country and hosted a ‘Patent Reform’ Media Roundtable / Webinar on 30 January.
Posted on 17 Jan 2018