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Doctor shaves head – A glimpse into the world of oncology

It takes a special kind of doctor to be an oncologist. The hours are long, and it’s emotionally draining dealing with the burdens of a life-threatening disease and its effects on patients. Being so personal and up close with patients requires a lot of special caring in addition to medical expertise. Dr Melissa Pietersen is …

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CANSA ‘High days and happenings’

Wellness Day at Carnival City on 4 May CANSA Services Department conducted screenings for staff members.  These included breast examinations, Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA’s) and Pap Smears. Spreading vital awareness and providing information is hugely supported by your donations. Thank you. Hollard DareDevil The brave Hollard DareDevil supported 2 677 PSA tests to detect prostate abnormalities in men. Reports came in about how many men have been encouraged to seek screening. Early detection results …

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Youthfulness is no barrier to caring

Nine-year old Elize van der Schyff had the most beautiful head of long hair. Never cut, only trimmed by her mother, it grew and grew, way past her waist. Then last year she asked to have her hair cut.  When asked for the reason she said, “I’ve had princess hair long enough, it’s someone else’s turn now”. Elize also said that she wanted to gift her hair to a …

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Thank you for making the world a brighter place

Every day, we want to sing your praises. In whatever way you support CANSA services, you make the world a kinder, gentler and more supportive place for people living with cancer. And let’s not forget their loved ones. When you send off your donation, crochet a cuddly gift blanket, have your hair shaved or sprayed at a Shavathon, support …

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