Being informed about cancer is half the battle won

2016-10-13 06:00

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Women’s health and the types of cancers prevalent among women is the theme of Cansa’s Women’s Health campaign being held during October.

The key message is for women to keep themselves informed so that they can recognise early warning signs and know how to reduce their risk.

“Breast and cervical cancer are the most common cancers affecting South African women, with cervical cancer being the leading cause of death for women in developing countries,” says Cansa Chief Executive Officer, Elize Joubert.

Clinical breast examination

Women can contact a local Cansa Care Centre at to arrange for a clinical breast examination.

In support of Breast Health Awareness Month, all participating members of the Radiological Society of SA (RSSA) and the Breast Imaging Society of SA (BISSA) offer a 10 % or more discount on mammograms and breast MRI, not paid for by medical aid schemes, during the month of October and first half of November. 2016.

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