On the CANSA Couch Podcast

On the CANSA Couch - In a significant step towards community education, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) introduces a podcast series sharing helpful insights into lowering the cancer risk as well as caring for those affected by cancer. CANSA’s podcast series contributes to the global generosity movement by giving back to the community through knowledge. This initiative aims to empower individuals with information that can positively affect their lives.

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Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

Join us for an insightful discussion on colorectal cancer with CANSA's National Manager of Health Programmes, Lorraine Govender. In this episode, Lorraine dives into the importance of having access to healthy food and drink choices in lowering one's risk for colorectal cancer.
Discover practical tips and strategies for making healthier lifestyle choices that can have a significant impact on your overall health. Tune in to learn more about how you can take proactive steps towards reducing your risk of colorectal cancer.

Wednesday Mar 06, 2024

Hair loss is a common side-effect of chemotherapy treatment. In this heartfelt episode, we explore the emotional journey of individuals facing hair loss and the impactful support provided by CANSA.
Join our guests as they discuss hair loss in cancer patients and give advice on how they are helping to make a difference in cancer patient’s lives:
CANSA Seal of Recognition (CSOR) partner Charis Lewis, Hair Stuff growth serum
CSOR partner Sue Richards, Compassion Hat
Lucinda Carter from CANSA Head Office who manages hair donations and wigs for cancer patients
All three guests have been touched by cancer personally and have, in their own way, navigated the challenges of hair loss. Lucinda explains, “CANSA’s wigs and headwear service is vital to patients. Being able to provide wigs, wraps or Compassion Hats to patients helps to empower them, it restores their self-confidence and brings a smile to their face. And knowing that our wigs are made possible from hair donations received from the public, they become not just a physical covering but a symbol of solidarity and understanding”.

Monday Nov 27, 2023

We're talking about being SunSmart, join us on the CANSA Couch. Guests are Prof Michael Herbst, Clinical Specialist, Patient Advocate, and cancer survivor from CANSA joined by Emthunzini Hats Brand Manager, Roxy Barlow.  Emthunzini Hats is a CANSA Seal of Recognition partner in the Protection category. The CANSA Smart Choice Seal Protection category products include, but are not limited to sunscreens, UV-protective garments & apparel, sunglasses, shade items, solar and other radiation warning devices.
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The newly launched podcast series, ‘On the CANSA Couch’ is a hub of information, focusing on practical ways to reduce the cancer risk while spotlighting consumer goods awarded with the CANSA Smart Choice Seal of Recognition. This Smart Choice Seal is a valuable tool for the public, cancer patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers, aiding them in making informed shopping decisions. It’s also about education and information to reduce exposure to cancer-causing compounds (carcinogens) and other risk factors associated with cancer development. With a monthly release schedule, each episode delves into specific aspects of cancer risk reduction and patient care, featuring expert guests who share their knowledge and experiences. Your hosts are Kudzai Nyaruve, CANSA’s Seal of Recognition Coordinator, and Megan Pentz-Kluyts RD(SA), our Nutrition and Dietetics Consultant. ‘On the CANSA Couch’ is made possible by partner, Liberty who together with CANSA, aims to help raise awareness and screening. The partnership sees Liberty sponsoring screening clinics, as well as getting involved in efforts to educate people about early detection, testing and sharing knowledge to educate.

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