Cancer

About cancer

Learn more about the different types of cancer here. Find information on how to recognise the warning signs of cancer and how an early cancer diagnosis can help treat some of these conditions.

Get active to fight cancer

One of the key messages this World Cancer Day (4 February 2017) is to get active and monitor your weight to reduce your risk of being diagnosed with cancer.

Overweight linked to even more kinds of cancer

The World Health Organisation's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has added to its list another eight varieties of cancer that may be linked to overweight and obesity.

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CANSA’s purpose is to lead the fight against cancer in South Africa. Its mission is to be the preferred non-profit organisation that enables research, educates the public and provides support to all people affected by cancer. Questions are answered by CANSA’s Head of Health Professor Michael Herbst and Head of Advocacy Magdalene Seguin. For more information, visit cansa.org.za.

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