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Cancer Association Of South Africa (CANSA)-George Care Centre

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA's) mission is to be the preferred non-profit leader that enables research with regards to lowering cancer risk, educating the public regarding symptoms and risk reduction, and providing care and support to all people affected by cancer. Our Health Programme is comprised of health education campaigns around awareness of cancer symptoms, the importance of screening and lowering cancer risk. Our Mobile Health Clinics take this message to men and women in rural areas, who would otherwise not have access. Our CANSA Care Centres offer a wide range of care and support services to those affected by cancer: stoma support, wigs, prostheses, assistive devices and medical equipment hire, wound care, lymphoedema management and other clinical support, including counselling, support groups and home-based care. We supply patient care and support in the form of 11 CANSA Care Homes in the main metropolitan areas for out-of-town cancer patients undergoing treatment; a Wellness Centre based in Polokwane; and CANSA-TLC lodging for parents and guardians of children undergoing cancer treatment.
Our national toll-free line 0800 22 66 22, or email: is there to offer information, support and refer to local CANSA Care Centres. We also offer multi-lingual support on WhatsApp: 0721979305 for English and Afrikaans, and 0718673530 for Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho and Siswati. Furthermore online support groups and platforms are available to help patients and loved ones cope with a cancer diagnosis, or to connect with others walking a similar path as they fight cancer.
South Africa
103 Merriman Street, George, 6529
Contact person
Anina Meiring

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