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I have Cancer
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 you are not alone and that we would like to support you and your loved ones. As you face your cancer diagnosis, learn to live with and through this disease and even beyond it, we would like to inspire hope and courage in you and empower you with the information you need to take control of your life.
Helping You Deal with Your Cancer Diagnosis:
What is Cancer Booklet
CancerCare Coping Kit
A cancer diagnosis is very stressful. You have so many questions and it may feel as if your world has turned upside down. Help is at hand with our CancerCare Coping Kit Audio-Programme.
Through this audio-programme, we hope to equip you with practical tools for use in your daily life and to provide your family members & caregivers with information and knowledge, to make this journey easier.
You will learn more about the following:
- What is cancer, its treatment & side effects?
- Emotional reactions to a cancer diagnosis & the importance of communication
- Cancer & nutrition
- Celebrating life & living positively with cancer
We’d like to introduce you to Aunt Sophia. She has a wealth of information & practical tips to share with you.
Sign up for our iSurvivor email-based support programme and she’ll send you weekly emails to inspire & encourage you – no charge – she’s a cancer Survivor herself, so she knows what a rollercoaster ride this cancer journey can be!
Online Support Resources
- Cancer Facts
- Survivorship & Cancer Fact Sheet
- Cancer & Mental Health Fact Sheet
- Position Statement Rights of Patients & Caregivers
- Top Dietary Tips
- Nutritious Recipes
- Fact Sheets “Coping with Cancer”
You can also join our Facebook Group: CANSA Survivors – Champions of Hope where you can meet other cancer Survivors – the members of this group will help support you & you in turn may inspire them! We also have a group for Caregivers. Ask your Caregiver to join our Facebook Group: CANSA Caring for the Caregivers.
Helping You Cope with Side Effects of Treatment:
Read more about the our care & support services that we can offer you & your loved ones at our CANSA Care Centres and CANSA Care Homes. This includes counselling; support groups; stoma, lymphoedema and incontinence support; wigs; medical equipment hire; breast prostheses and specialised bras; community home based care; palliative in-patient facilities and cancer screening services for annual check-ups or if there is a concern.
CANSA is committed to connecting people facing cancer with information, day-to-day help as well as emotional support they need in the communities where they live. Our aim is to ensure that cancer Survivors and their loved ones don’t have to face cancer alone; we’re here to support them through every step of their cancer journey.*
* The responsibility rests with patients to contact CANSA for assistance. CANSA is not informed of any diagnoses / of patients being treated at medical centres. Family need to obtain permission from patients, before CANSA may contact them. Read more…
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