Lets talk about Cancer
What is Cancer?
Cancer is a complex, life-threatening disease which affects millions of South Africans. Cancer is any malignant growth or tumour caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division. If not stopped, it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or blood stream.
There are over 200 different kinds of cancer. Some cancers are named after the part of the body where the cancer or tumour originates. Some cancers affect areas such as glands or blood, such as lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system) and leukemia (cancer of the blood).
Did you know?
Every year 14 million people world-wide hear the words:
“YOU HAVE CANCER”
1 in 4 South African’s is affected by cancer through a diagnosis of family, friends or self.
90% of cancers are caused by environmental & lifestyle factors such as smoking.
More than 100 000 South Africans are diagnosed with cancer every year
South African survival rate is 6/10
Globally cancer kills more people than TB, AIDS and Malaria combined
About CANSA (The Association)
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 purpose is to lead the fight against cancer in South Africa. Its mission is to be the preferred non-profit organization that enables research, educates the public and provides support to all people affected by cancer.
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