Imagine your world if cancer could not take those that you love?

Cancer takes 10 million lives per year*.
The Cancer Foundation is using the power of prevention to

*Based on WHO Cancer Report 2021

Cancer is now the leading cause of death.
It is an epedemic getting worse.

Yet, research is now telling us that:

 Half of cancer cases are preventable 

Prevention offers the most effective strategy for the long-term control of cancer, we need to raise awareness, reduce exposure to cancer risk factors, and ensure that people are provided with the information and support they need to adopt healthy lifestyles.” – Dr Robert Beaglehole, Director of Chronic Diseases at WHO


Cancer strikes one in three women and one in two men over a lifetime. More than ten million people die from it each year.

The best chance to reduce these numbers is through early detection and intervention. Over 19.3 million new cancer cases are expected in 2022.

Most cancer cases are preventable and survival rates improve dramatically when cancer is diagnosed early and the disease is confined to the organ of origin.

Together we can #CancelCancer.

That's where The Cancer Foundation comes in

We serve communities
through meaningful interactions

Each day over 100,000 people interact with Cancer Foundation programmes, tools, initiatives and awareness campaigns.

We are building
the bridge

Connecting people on one side to services that help them on the other with partners driving vaccine and health initiatives.

We create content people
relate to and love

Creating safe spaces, sharing facts, and answering questions about health, sex, nutrition, education, and more.

We reach millions of people

Our digital products – like our risk assessment tool, our self-check reminders and walkthroughs – are built to raise awareness and help people reduce exposure to cancer risk factors. We reach over a million South Africans each month.

One woman dies of cervical cancer every two minutes. Three people die of lung cancer every minute. One woman dies of breast cancer every minute. Three men find prostate cancer every minute. One person dies of liver cancer every minute. Four women find breast cancer every minute.
Here’s how we have been working to change this.

Here’s the situation: Billions of Rands have been invested in health services for low and middle-income countries from sexual health and tobacco cessation to nutrition and immunisation. Yet services often go underutilised, even when they are free.

Why? Because millions of people do not see these services as being something “for them”. They do not understand the value to their health and as a result do not access them. We want to change this.

Your lifestyle, your cancer risk.

0 Cancer Cases
each year in South Africa can be prevented by modifying our lifestyle choices.

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