To help focus the world’s attention on the global cancer burden, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) collected more than 25 000 signatures towards the Union for International Cancer Control’s (UICC) World Cancer Declaration, was a campaign aimed at collecting a million signatures which were presented to the United Nations at its Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases in September 2011.
The Cancer Association of South Africa’s (CANSA) eight mobile health clinics travel to remote rural areas throughout South Africa to provide free Pap smears and clinical breast examinations to women who would otherwise not have the opportunity to get screened for cervical and breast cancer.
Regular cancer screening (for cervical, breast, prostate and colorectal cancers) is also done at CANSA’s more than 50 Care Centres countrywide.
For each person diagnosed, cancer is a unique experience. How people cope when diagnosed, during or after treatment (or even when in remission), is different for each individual. No two people will travel the same journey during and after a cancer treatment. However, one common thread in all people with cancer is the need for a good support system.
The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) provides holistic care and support to cancer survivors from the time of diagnosis through all phases of need, including survivorship.
Cancer-Care Coping Kit