The 4th of February is World Cancer Day, an international day dedicated to creating awareness, prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer.
This post was published on 01 Mar, 2023

Be sure to be #Cancersafe this Summer:

  • Seek shade, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM.
  • Don’t get sunburned.
  • Avoid tanning and never use UV tanning beds.
  • Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
  • Use a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
  • Keep newborns out of the sun. Sunscreens should be used on babies over the age of six months.
  • Examine your skin head-to-toe every month.
  • See a dermatologist at least once a year for a professional skin exam.

According to CANSA:

The Top 5 Invasive Cancers Reported in South Africa (NCR 2019)


  1. Prostate
  2. Colorectal
  3. Lung
  4. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  5. Melanoma


  1. Breast
  2. Cervix
  3. Colorectal
  4. Uterus
  5. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

It is important to do self-examinations and if you notice any abnormalities, make an appointment to see a doctor to rule out any cancer possibilities or to start chemotherapy earlier. It is said that the chances of defeating cancer are higher if detected early.


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