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.
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:
|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|