Cancer Awareness! #WomensHealthMonth

We are showing our support for cancer awareness by decorating our trees! #CANSA #Awareness #Trees

CANSA places the focus on women reducing their cancer risk during 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 recognizing 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 healthy, balanced lifestyle, cutting out lifestyle factors that increase their cancer risk.

This October CANSA focuses on breast cancer, particularly turning the spotlight on the needs of patients with advanced or metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Breast cancer is the leading cancer affecting women in South Africa. According to the National Cancer Registry, 1 in 27 women are at risk of being diagnosed in their lifetime

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 their Mobile Health Clinics, if you live in a remote area.

Women are encouraged to join our Champions of Hope Facebook Group for cancer Survivors & chat to peers who are facing similar challenges

If you want to know more please visit their website: https://www.cansa.org.za/