Welcome to Be Cancer Aware


Because we realise there is a need for South Africans to know and understand more about the diseases that assail them, we have created this site. We aim to be one of the reliable sources of information for South Africans looking for information on certain types of cancers.

You can find more information about brain cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer and lymphoma on our Facebook page or Youtube channel. You can also read our online Newsletter and keep track of the number of events we host to promote awareness.

Think beyond pink this October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Be Cancer Aware will be observing this important time through the Think Beyond Pink initiative, which encourages women to not only find out about their breast cancer status but to empower themselves with the knowledge of different types of breast cancer. This knowledge will help families and patients to ask the right questions about diagnosis, tests and treatment.

The chances of women developing breast cancer are high. Statistics show that one in 29 women will develop this particular cancer in South Africa. Thankfully it is also one of the most studied cancer types. Research indicates that remission is more successful when patients are diagnosed early.

Around 70% of all breast cancers are actually first found by either the women herself or her partner. This is where the second part of the Think Beyond Pink campaign comes in. Be Cancer Aware wants all people across South Africa to Be a Breast Friend – so, talk to your partner and family and friends about breast cancer and encourage regular breast self-exams.

Joining us this October are our new Think Beyond Pink ambassadors – Chantal Oosthuizen, Glenda Venn and Colleen Arumugam. You can find out more about the challenges they faced by clicking here.

Our most current campaigns




To view the rest of our campaigns, head on over to the News tab. 

The information in this website should not take the place of talking to a healthcare professional. If you have any questions or concerns about your health, speak to your doctor or cancer specialist.

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This website has been developed by Roche Products (Pty) Ltd in the interest of cancer education.