Golf at the 19th

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Golf at the 19th will be held at the following venues:

Golf at the 19th Dates and Venues
VanueVenue NumberDate
Glendower Golf Club1/J/1429 March 2014
Pecanwood5 April 2014
Blue Valley Golf & Country Club2/J/1412 April 2014
Woodhill Golf Club3/P/1417 May 2014
Silver Lakes Golf Estate4/P/1424 May 2014
Centurion Country Club5/P/147 June 2014
Zwartkop Country Club6/P/1421 June 2014
Modderfontein7/P/145 July
Royal Johannesburg & Kensington8/J/14To Be Announced
Serengeti Golf Estate9/J/14To Be Announced
Johannesburg Country Club10/J/14To Be Announced

Adopt a Balanced Lifestyle

It is estimated that 10% of cancers diagnosed are as a result of hereditary factors and 15% are caused by carcinogens in the environment. A further 20% can be attributed to viral infections (Hepatitus B & C / HPV) & 10% can be due to other factors (mainly chronic inflammation).

Poor Lifestyle Choices Increase Cancer Risk

The percentage of cancer cases caused by unhealthy lifestyle factors is considerable & unnecessary:

  • 15% being overweight & not getting enough exercise
  • 5% consuming too much alcohol
  • 20 – 25% using tobacco or tobacco products

Experts estimate that cancer risk can be reduced by 30% if these unhealthy lifestyle factors are excluded from our way of life.

CANSA encourages all South Africans to make smart choices and embrace a balanced lifestyle in order to help reduce their cancer risk.

Prevention - The best Cure

Watch Your Weight – Obesity & Cancer

The WHO defines ‘obesity’ or ‘being overweight’ as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. In SA there is an alarming increase with regards to this, with more than 29% of men and 56% of women being classified as being overweight or obese (Puoane et al). Obesity and being overweight are major risk factors for cancer and a number of chronic diseases.

Obesity is associated with an increased risk for cancers which have a hormonal basis (Bray):

  • Obesity in women is associated with cancers of the reproductive system (breast, cervix, uterus, endometrius), as excess body fat results in excess production of oestrogen by adipose stromal cells.
  • In men, obesity is associated with cancer of the rectum, colon and prostate.

The 4th most common type of cancer among South African men and women, colorectal cancer (colon cancer), affects the colon or the large intestine or bowel. Researchers firmly believe that diet and lifestyle play an important role in its prevention. Download these documents to learn more:

Obesity is also linked to cancer of the kidney, gall bladder, oesophagus, pancreas and thyroid. Read our Fact Sheet re Obesity & Cancer…