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27 August 2019 – Today, marked a historic day for the Mpumalanga Department of Health when MEC for the Department, Sasekani Manzini officially launched Oncology services at Rob Ferreira Hospital situated in Mbombela. The purpose for launching the services is to provide safe cancer care within the province and improve quality of care. CANSA Mpumalanga was invited to the launch and Mandisa Mthembu said a few words on behalf of CANSA at the official opening of a new oncology unit at the Rob Ferreira hospital.
Posted on 28 Aug 2019
As a member of the SA Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is dedicated to improving non-communicable diseases (NCDs) prevention and control worldwide. As part of the second ‘Global Week for Action on NCDs’ (2 – 8 September), CANSA invites the public to participate in taking action against NCDs by joining an event on 6 September in Soweto. The aim is to educate about lowering the risk for cancer, heart diseases, respiratory diseases and diabetes to enable healthy living for all.
Posted on 26 Aug 2019
Those older than 12 can enter the CANSA and Green Outdoor Gyms SA’s competition, where the challenge is to make a video showing at least 5 minutes of exercise each day, and submitting it to enter the competition. Participants stand the chance to win cash prizes to the value of R10 000 each month and get entered into a draw to win their own Green Outdoor Gym to the value of R300 000. Entry fees are only R15 with R5 donated to CANSA towards its education and health awareness campaigns.
Posted on 26 Aug 2019
CANSA supports the National Department of Health’s efforts to prioritise awareness of breast and cervical cancer and to educate women with knowledge of symptoms, screening opportunities and lowering cancer risk. In August, in line with its 365 Day Health Challenge, CANSA encourages women to get screened and to proactively share this on every available platform, including social media encouraging and challenging other women to get screened.
Posted on 5 Aug 2019
Die Kankervereniging van Suid-Afrika (KANSA) ondersteun die pogings van die Nasionale Departement van Gesondheid om bewustheid van borskanker en servikale kanker te verskerp en om vroue op te voed en in te lig met kennis oor die simptome, geleenthede vir siftingstoetse en die vermindering van die risiko vir kanker.
In ooreenstemming met KANSA se 365 Dae Gesondheid Uitdaging, word vroue gedurende Augustus aangemoedig om siftingstoetse te ondergaan en om die nodigheid daarvan op elke denkbare sosiale platform, insluitend sosiale media, met ander te deel. KANSA wil nie net vroue bemoedig om getoets te word nie, maar vroue ook vra om ander vroue uit te daag om dit te doen.
Posted on 5 Aug 2019
It’s Cuppa For CANSA season from June to October 2019 and CANSA invites people to host an event, giving cancer Survivors and caregivers a platform to share their story and give ‘Hope’ to others affected by cancer. The campaign encourages all to enjoy a cup of their favourite beverage and support a great cause by giving a donation to CANSA.
Posted on 27 Jul 2019
Staff and volunteers from CANSA in Boland and Worcester are excited to partner with ‘ILoveBoobies’ on Mandela Day to bring health and cancer screening to female farm labourers who otherwise would not have easy access to these services. On 18 July, CANSA and the ILoveBoobies team will be visiting the farm Dankbaar outside Ceres to screen 67 women. Screening will also be done at Lebombo, a farm in Wellington, where close to 100 ladies will be screened with the aid of CANSA nurses.
Posted on 12 Jul 2019
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
This Mandela Day (18 July), CANSA aims with the help of the public, to collect 6 700 Care Packs for cancer patients and distribute them to patients in need at public hospitals and CANSA’s Care Homes. Donations will be received at CANSA’s Care Centres countrywide. #ActionAgainstPoverty #MandelaDay
Posted on 3 Jul 2019
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
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
This year, International Tekkie Tax Day will be celebrated on Friday, 31 May 2019 and CANSA invites the public to be ‘Tekkie-tized’ and ‘Mezzz-merized’ in aid of CANSA’s education programmes to lower cancer risk, and care & support programmes for those affected by cancer! Stickers (R10), tattoos (R10) and ‘hickies’ or multi-coloured silicone shoelaces (R40) are available at CANSA Care Centres countrywide. We invite the public to learn about cancer screening offered through our CANSA Care Centres when they purchase their kit, as early detection is key, in order to diagnose cancer in its initial stages, for a better treatment outcome.
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
A strong part of the DareDevil run is the cancer messaging, educating and encouraging men to know more about cancers affecting them specifically. There’s an incredible vibe and seeing how men are there for their mates or a family member or someone they know who is affected by cancer. And also how there are many boys who come and take part with their Dad or big brother so it becomes a super important health message for families. CANSA is there to provide screening.
Posted on 14 Mar 2019
Jozi will be painted purple once again as the Hollard Daredevil Run returns to the streets of Johannesburg on Friday 15 March 2019 to run cancer outta town. Kicking off at 15h00, the 5 km fun run dares the city’s bravest males to strip down to Purple Speedos and run through the streets in the name of raising awareness of male cancers and the importance of screening. Funds raised will benefit CANSA and the Prostate Cancer Foundation. This year, the Run will take place only at Zoo Lake Sports Club in Parkwood, Johannesburg, where the first Hollard Daredevil Run took place nine years ago.
Posted on 3 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
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
Breast prostheses, mastectomy bras & lymphoedema products now available at all CANSA Care Centres through new M Store partnership.
Posted on 20 Jan 2019
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