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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
CANSA is celebrating Women’s Health awareness in October and we would like to make a difference by offering a women around South Africa, free Clinical Breast Examinations from 25th to 31st October 2019 at most CANSA Care Centres. Book your appointment for screening now…
Posted on 24 Oct 2019
The University of Cape Town (UCT) , National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), the Health Promotion South Africa Trust and CANSA will jointly observe the first international Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Awareness Day on the 4th of March 2018.
Posted on 22 Oct 2019
Across the world, October is marked as breast cancer month. It is an opportunity to create awareness, educate people and provide support for breast cancer survivors and those close to them. In South Africa, more than 10 dedicated breast cancer organisations do their bit. No other single cancer in South Africa has that dedicated focus, but one of the greatest obstacles facing women with breast cancer is the exorbitant cost of the essential medicines needed to save their lives.
Posted on 19 Oct 2019
Dr Inge Kriel an oncology care physician practicing at Netcare Milpark Hospital says that learning that your cancer has spread can be devastating. Dr Kriel provides the following tips to those coping with a diagnosis of metastatic cancer…
Posted on 15 Oct 2019
In October CANSA focuses on breast cancer, particularly turning the spotlight on the needs of patients with advanced or metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Breast cancer is the leading cancer affecting women in South Africa. According to the National Cancer Registry, 1 in 27 women are at risk of being diagnosed in their lifetime.
Posted on 26 Sep 2019
English Media Release 26 September 2019 – Gedurende Oktober laat KANSA die kollig val op borskanker, die mees algemene kanker wat vroue in Suid-Afrika raak. Volgens die Nasionale Kankerregister loop 1 uit 27 die risiko om in hul leeftyd gediagnoseer […]
Posted on 26 Sep 2019
Participating women will have the opportunity to undergo a free Clinical Breast Examination by CANSA at registration on the 17th and 18th of October as well as at the annual iThemba Walkathon scheduled for Sunday, 20 October at Marks Park…
Posted on 25 Sep 2019
Pick n Pay is selling a limited edition re-usable shopping bag, made 100% from recycled plastic bottles – to raise awareness of cancer during October / November 2019. Pick n Pay will donate R1 from the sale of every bag to CANSA.
Posted on 18 Sep 2019
Thobekile Khuzwayo: “If I had not been exposed to health education materials at CANSA, I would not have known how to do a breast self-examination and get into the habit of doing it regularly.”
Posted on 16 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
Pink Trees for Pauline Campaign – purchase the signature pink material and wrap up local trees or a stunning Doek and show your support for CANSA and those affected by cancer.
Posted on 29 Jul 2019
CANSA will receive 20 % from the sale of Onyx Equestrian’s Tanya Range (sun shirts and numnahs) until 31st December 2021.
Posted on 24 Jul 2019
Did you know that breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among South African women? The South African Rooibos Council has teamed up with popular lingerie brand Storm in A G-Cup and the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) […]
Posted on 22 Jul 2019
South Africa has some of the lowest exclusive breastfeeding rates in the world in the first 6 months of a baby’s life, according to the World Health Organization, sitting at an estimated 32%. It’s believed that much of this comes […]
Posted on 8 Jul 2019
CANSA urges women to get to know what is normal for their bodies, so that when they do a monthly breast self-examination (BSE), they may detect any changes, signs and symptoms of breast cancer. Get to know the warning signs and symptoms. Watch this educational video that shows women how to perform a BSE. Please share far and wide – it can save a life!
Posted on 19 Mar 2019
Breast prostheses, mastectomy bras & lymphoedema products now available at all CANSA Care Centres through new M Store partnership.
Posted on 20 Jan 2019
Breast cancer Survivor Jacqui Ramage (42 yrs) photo-documented her journey from diagnosis through to remission, and wrote this inspiring message about what cancer has taught her.
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