Survivorship & Cancer
The world celebrates cancer Survivors on the first Sunday in June each year, celebrating on 4 June this year. During the first week of June, CANSA is joining in the international efforts to demonstrate that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality. Read more about CANSA’s support offering to Survivors…
Posted on 2 Jun 2017
English Press Release 30 Mei 2017 – Die wêreld vereer kankeroorwinnaars op die eerste Sondag van Junie elke jaar, vanjaar is dit op 4 Junie. Gedurende die eerste week van Junie dié jaar, gaan KANSA met die res van die […]
Posted on 31 May 2017
CANSA provides home-from-home accommodation to patients undergoing cancer treatment at oncology clinics far from their homes. Meet cancer Survivors making use of our facilities, as you join us on a tour of our CANSA Eikehof Care Home, and find the CANSA Care Home closest to your treatment centre…
Posted on 23 May 2017
VIDEO: Today, more people are living after a cancer diagnosis than dying from it. Cancer CAN be BEATEN! Contact your local CANSA Care Centre for support…
Posted on 16 May 2017
If testicular cancer is detected early, life returns to normal – CHECK YOURSELF! Find out more about reducing your risk for testicular cancer….
Posted on 21 Apr 2017
According to a recent study, by 2030 South Africa could see cases of cancer increase by 78%. The medical journal Lancet predicts that globally, new cancer cases will have risen from 12.7 million in 2008 to 22.2 million by 2030. […]
Posted on 23 Mar 2017
Says Busi in her thank you letter: “With every visit or call I was inspired by the warmth and friendliness of the staff of CANSA, and I am truly thankful for all the tips on how to live my life with the disease called cancer.” Receiving a letter like this, just makes everything worthwhile for us at CANSA, where we strive to support cancer patients throughout their cancer journey.
Posted on 8 Mar 2017
Read the latest publications online at www.buddiesforlife.co.za Oncology Buddies (included in each Buddies for Life publication) caters for other cancer awareness and the various support groups. The focus is on awareness, education and support. VIEW BIG C SURVIVOR GUIDE 2018 […]
Posted on 20 Apr 2016
Members of the Fix the Patent Laws Campaign, including CANSA, picketed outside pharmaceutical company Roche to highlight the excessive price of a life-saving breast cancer medicine. Read about why reform to SA patent laws is necessary and take action with CANSA…
Posted on 5 Apr 2016
Leading up to World Cancer Day (4 February 2016), the Fix the Patent Laws Coalition, (CANSA is a partner), released a short video highlighting how shortcomings in South Africa’s patent laws contribute to barriers to access for critical breast cancer medicine trastuzumab.
Posted on 4 Feb 2016
The International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC), on which CANSA’s Head of Health, Prof Michael Herbst serves as a board member, today announced the launch of a new internet platform “10-for-IO” – Ten for immuno-oncology (IO) – offering comprehensive information about immuno-oncology (IO), with a specific focus on kidney cancer.
Posted on 25 Sep 2015
Help make medicines affordable in SA by completing a 5 minute survey! CANSA supports that patent legislation in South Africa be amended urgently to ensure access to new affordable and life-saving cancer medications.
Posted on 1 Jun 2015
The purpose of International (2 June) & National Cancer Survivors’ Day (7 June) is to honour cancer Survivors and also caregivers, family, friends and healthcare personnel who support them during their cancer journey. It is also a time to bring attention to the issues cancer Survivors face. Cancer Survivor Nick Hagemeier shares some heartfelt insights re survivorship…
Posted on 1 Jun 2015
Keep Informed: follow CANSA on Twitter and Like our Facebook Page for info & inspiration – read ‘Life is Beautiful’, written with input from cancer Survivors, to help you live a balanced lifestyle. Be Inspired: read Stories of Hope shared by fellow cancer Survivors and […]
Posted on 17 Feb 2015
CANSA collaborates with partners to support awareness of, and access to, cancer related SA Clinical Trials. CANSA will post regularly updated information on this post regarding trials currently taking place in South Africa.
Posted on 3 Jan 2015
Posted on 31 Jul 2014
Lucinda Carter’s Cancer Journey: I did not think there was such a thing, but after I was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer, it became a reality for me – there is hope after cancer! I am the mother of four children […]
Posted on 6 Jun 2014
Whether you have recently been diagnosed with cancer or whether you are a veteran who has undergone the rigours of treatment, or if you are now in remission, CANSA considers you a cancer Survivor. We want you to know that […]
Posted on 5 Jun 2014
Changes in your hair can affect how you feel about yourself. For some people this change is one of the worst parts of their treatment. It is understandable that you might not want to wait to dye your hair, but […]
Posted on 10 Oct 2013
A cancer symposium was held on 26 October 2012 in the CANSA Central Gauteng region. The day was a success and one of CANSA’s volunteers and a cancer Survivor, Neil Macphail gave a presentation entitled “Lessons learnt from cancer.” Neil is willing […]
Posted on 29 Nov 2012