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Category Archives: Cancer

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Cancer Facts & Research

Cancer is a complex, life-threatening disease which affects millions of South Africans.

CANSA is very concerned about the high incidence of cancer and is working hard to help South Africans to reduce their cancer risk, help them to detect it early and facilitate care and support to those who are diagnosed, as well as their loved ones.

CANSA’s research realigns our Watchdog role and underpins ourhealth programmes.

Read more: https://cansa.org.za/cancer-facts-research/

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Cancer’s Touched My Life

Cancer affects one in four South Africans, through diagnosis of family, friends, colleagues or self.

We want you to know that you are not alone and that we would like to support you and your loved ones regardless of how cancer has touched your life.

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…

Let’s join forces to fight back against cancer!

Read more: https://cansa.org.za/cancers-touched-my-life/

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CANSA’S Care & Support

You may have heard the words ‘you have cancer’ – this makes you a cancer Survivor. We would like to help support you and your loved ones as you fight cancer.

We believe that a good support system will enable you to feel strengthened and motivated to continue to fight the disease.

At our CANSA Care Centres we provide holistic care & support to you and your loved ones, from the time of diagnosis, through all phases of need.

There are more than 28 CANSA Care Centres located in communities throughout South Africa. To find out more about the specific care & support services offered by your nearest Care Centre, click here for contact details.

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: https://cansa.org.za/cansas-care-support/

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Women & Cancer

CANSA places the focus on women reducing their cancer risk during August and October. However, we encourage women to make their health a priority all year round, by knowing what is normal for their bodies, and to be aware of the symptoms of cancer.

It’s important for women to be empowered with knowledge regarding lowering their cancer and health risk and recognising warning signs. We encourage annual medical check-ups and cancer screening for early detection, as symptoms don’t always present until cancer has spread. Women need to lead a balanced lifestyle, cutting out lifestyle factors that increase their cancer risk.

Women generally put others first. We want women to realise that they too have the right to prioritise their health. We know that we’re living in unprecedented times with COVID-19 taking centre stage in our lives, however the cancer risk does not go away due to the pandemic, and women still need to go for regular cancer screening as early detection saves lives, and get to know the early warning signs and symptoms of cancer so that they’re informed and can seek help if needed.

Contact your local CANSA Care Centre for health awareness materials and to arrange for screening for breast, cervical or skin cancer, or ask about scheduled screening campaigns by our Mobile Health Clinics, if you live in a remote area.

We provide a counselling service dedicated to providing advice to cancer Survivors. Speak to a counsellor at your local CANSA Care Centre or call our Help Desk on 0800 22 6622 to make an appointment for Tele Counselling, or email us at counselling@cansa.org.za. You can also join our Champions of Hope Facebook Group for cancer Survivors & chat to peers who are facing similar challenges.

Find general information regarding cancer, cancer types, treatment, support and risk reduction and information regarding female cancers prevalent in South Africa & other gynecologic cancers below.

Top Five Cancers Affecting SA Women:

The big 5 cancers affecting women in SA

Read more: https://cansa.org.za/womens-health/

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