Smoking continues to take a huge toll on Australians with a new report showing lung cancer is still the number one cause of cancer death in the country - killing more people in 2007 than breast, prostate and skin cancers combined.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report released today highlights the need for the Government to stop pandering to industry and get serious about preventing overweight and obesity, according to Jane Martin, senior policy adviser for the Obesity Policy Coalition.
Cancer Council Victoria welcomes today's announcement by the Australian Government to merge Cancer Australia and the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC).
Cancer Council Victoria staff and volunteers were among those recognised on the Queen's Birthday 2010 Honour List. Congratulations to Avis Macphee AM, Peter Fuhrmann PSM and Barbara Thomas OAM.
Calls to Quitline have surged since the increase in tobacco tax excise and were higher in May in Victoria than for any other month in four years. Some 3,111 Victorians phoned the Quitline last month, compared to just over two thousand callers the month before.
We're working hard to reduce the impact of cancer on Victorians and one way we do this is by providing a series of free community forums across Victoria with the support of RACV.
The story of Jon and Tim Mannah, brothers and NRL stars, coping with Jon's cancer diagnosis. Throughout July 2010, big name sporting stars like Tim Mannah alongside Socceroos' Tim Cahill, and Essendon's Andrew Welsh are urging sporting clubs across the country to join them in our Call To Arms to help tackle their toughest opponent yet - cancer.
Pack your sun protection gear for the slopes – that’s the message from SunSmart ahead of the official ski season opening this weekend.
Every year around 200 residents in Yarrawonga and the surrounding community hear the devastating news "you have cancer". Two RACV-sponsored forums on Friday 18 June will provide information and support to cancer patients, their families and friends.
Research released today shows annual bowel cancer treatment costs will have increased four-fold to $1 billion over 10 years by 2011, strengthening the economic case for expanding the Government's National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.