Free CANSA Mobile Health Clinics at Shoprite stores in support of Breast Cancer Awareness

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Shoprite will be deploying CANSA Mobile Health Clinics to selected stores between 7 October and 6 November 2015.

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Shoprite is committed to the wellbeing of the communities where it does business. The supermarket group contributes in a number of ways, but projects that positively impact women and children are always a priority.

The CANSA Mobile Health Clinics are equipped to offer a variety of services free-of-charge to both men and women, including:

  • Clinical breast examinations and how to do self-breast examinations
  • How to do testicular self-examinations
  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA): a finger-prick blood test to help detect prostate abnormalities
  • Pap smears: screening test for early diagnosis of cervical cancer
  • Lifestyle risk assessments to assess your cancer risk
  • Blood pressure and glucose testing
  • Height and weight measurement for Body Mass Index to advise on maintaining a healthy weight
  • Information on the cancer warning signs for adults and children

Early detection is vital in order to have a better chance of recovery. “Ignorance and late diagnosis of cancer can lead to a poor diagnosis and/or response to treatment. It’s also important to know what screening options are available to you, especially if you have a family history of cancer,” explains CANSA’s CEO, Elize Joubert.

The schedule for the CANSA Mobile Health Clinics is as follows:

Division Store Date Time
Free State Shoprite Heidedal 07-Oct 08:30 – 16:00
Shoprite Welkom 08-Oct 08:30 – 16:00
Western Cape Shoprite Eerste River 24-Oct 09:00 – 12:00
Shoprite Parow Park 24-Oct 13:00 – 15:00
Eastern Cape Shoprite Bethelsdorp 06-Nov 08:30 – 14:00
Checkers York Street 21-Oct 08:30 – 14:00
Northern Division Shoprite Jane Furse 14-Oct 08:00 – 16:30
Shoprite Burgersfort 16-Oct 08:00 – 16:30
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