Any woman (and even men) can get breast cancer which is why it is so important to know about the disease and know about all potential treatments. It is often not clear why some people get cancer and others do not, and the more we learn about the disease, the better we get at curing it. Read more…

RSS Cancer Alliance

RSS CANSA – The Cancer Association of South Africa

  • CANSA CEO Letter to Honourable Dr Mkhize
    31 May 2019 The Minister of Health South Africa Honourable Dr Mkhize On behalf of the Board and Management of the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), I congratulate you on your appointment as the Minister of Health. Your extensive experience […] The post CANSA CEO Letter to Honourable Dr Mkhize appeared first on CANSA - […]
  • The Hidden Toll of Alcohol
    JUNE Challenge: CANSA reinforces the message of its #365DayHealthChallenge campaign, that individuals have the power to lower cancer risk by making healthy lifestyle choices.Most people are not aware that drinking any type of alcohol (even in small amounts) increases the cancer risk. CANSA highlights the toll that alcohol takes on bodies and how it affects […]

RSS Fix The Patent Laws

  • Tuberculosis innovation approaches in South Africa and strategies to secure public returns
    Today, Fix the Patent Laws is launching a report of findings from an analysis of tuberculosis research and development (R&D) underway in South Africa. The analysis was conducted to gain greater insight into the TB innovation landscape in South Africa, the role of public financing in driving and supporting innovation, as well as expectations of […]
  • No fair prices for medicine without access and transparency
    Statement from 64 civil society organisations and coalitions ahead of the second meeting of the Fair Pricing Forum, hosted by the World Health Organization and South African government April 11-13th in Johannesburg. The Fair Pricing Forum will ask what is a fair price for a medicine? We accept that different stakeholders will have different understandings […]

RSS Reach for Recovery

    Taking “Time Out” as a team, to just relax and have fun is so important for the well-being of our Volunteers who are constantly encouraging and uplifting patients diagnosed with breast cancer. Reach for Recovery Durban held their ‘family fun day’ last week, and had an wonderful day together with family and friends, sharing a […]
    The Regional office for Reach for Recovery Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) is based  in Durban, where the 2019 Volunteer Training Course was held recently. We had a large number of applications from breast cancer survivors who were keen to join our Reach for Recovery family. Twenty were selected, and we spent a wonderful three days together. […]