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World Health Day emphasises human rights' crucial role in cancer risk reduction
There is a direct link between human rights and preventing the spread of cancer, says Lorraine Govender, national manager: health programmes of the Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa), commenting on this year’s World Health Day theme: My Health, My Right. #ColorectalCancerAwareness #ActiveBalancedLifestyle #LowerCancerRisk 3 Apr 2024 Read more

Absa Run Your City Series partners with Cansa as its official charity for 2024
The Absa Run Your City Series organisers are thrilled to welcome the Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) as the official charity for the entire series of events taking place in Gqeberha, Cape Town, Durban, Tshwane and Joburg in 2024. 12 Mar 2024 Read more

Prostate cancer: Unmasking the silent threat
It's Men's Health Month and the Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) puts the focus on an inconspicuous yet significant issue that affects a substantial portion of the South African male population. Prostate cancer, a subtle but formidable adversary, has quietly become one of the most common cancers among men in the nation. #ProstateCancer #MensHealth #CANSACares 2 Nov 2023 Read more

Impact of breast cancer on mental health
Breast cancer affects many South African women being the most common among women in the country. The Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) says, there is help and support available. 29 Sep 2023 Read more

Preserving hope: Fertility discussions for female cancer patients
The Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) highlights the impact of a cancer diagnosis on women, regarding fertility. At the peak of their youth, when life is usually a beautiful journey of dreams and possibilities, women diagnosed with cancer might meet difficult and unforeseen intersection of challenges. According to Stats SA's report (released in March 2023), 2.4% (1,054) of female South Africans diagnosed with cancer in 2019 were between 20 and 29. Of these, 14.1% (149) had breast cancer, and 11.4% (120) had cancer of the cervix. 16 Aug 2023 Read more

World Health Day - Listen to your gut
The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) emphasises the importance of colorectal health on World Health Day (7 April). Colorectal cancer, is among the top three for men and women in South Africa according to the National Cancer Register (2019). Previously colorectal cancer was associated with older adults, however younger adults are being diagnosed more frequently. CANSA promotes regular cancer screening, especially if there is a family history of colorectal cancer, or if any warning signs present to investigate this by making an appointment with a medical health practitioner and take steps to lower the personal cancer risk. 11 Apr 2023 Read more

HPV awareness key In lowering cervical cancer risk
The Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) is proud to support the International Papillomavirus Society's (IPVS) #OneLessWorry campaign this International Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Day, 4 March 2023, as part of its ongoing efforts to raise awareness of certain HPV strains resulting in cervical cancer. 3 Mar 2023 Read more

Cansa Shavathon: 20 years of solidarity with cancer survivors
It's that time of the year to shave, spray and donate at the Cancer Association of South Africa's (Cansa) 20th annual Shavathon fundraising event taking place, at various shopping centres across South Africa, on Saturday 25 February 2023, with certain venues also hosting events on Sunday, 26 February 2023. 24 Feb 2023 Read more

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