October 2014

Summit of experts and leaders call for new national strategy to stop alcohol harm

The National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) has welcomed the call from this week's national summit of experts and leaders for a new national alcohol strategy to address Australia's harmful drinking culture.

Obesity emerges as major cancer risk factor for Victorians

More Victorians are now at risk of being diagnosed with cancer because they are overweight or obese with Cancer Council Victoria naming this as a major cancer risk factor.

Unite in Pink for women’s cancers

Victorians are encouraged to purchase Pink Ribbon Day merchandise today, Friday 24th October, to raise funds for breast and gynaecological cancers.

Thyroid cancer rates soar in Victorian women

Cases of thyroid cancer are on the rise in Victoria with the cancer type recording one of the fastest growing incidence rates over the past three decades.

1,300 Victorians could be saved with regular bowel screening

Seniors Festival a reminder for seniors to take care of their bowels.

Top 5 skin cancer myths debunked as Vic heads into peak UV season

As the UV levels begin to rise across the state, skin cancer experts gathered in Melbourne today to debunk the myths about sun protection and cancer at the launch of a new book designed to set the record straight.

Bigger is better: new study looks at how large health warnings help smokers quit

Size does matter when it comes to cigarette warning labels according to a study that surveyed smokers in multiple countries including Australia.

Support for families coping with a child with cancer

In partnership with childhood cancer experts, Cancer Council Victoria has launched new online resources to ensure everyone affected by childhood cancer gets the right information and support.

Updated: 01 Oct, 2014