I was the picture of perfect health, a fit person. Then I was diagnosed with brain cancer. Read Kaitlyn's story
This family’s journey with cancer began in 2011, when Mary Jo started experiencing blurry vision in her left eye.
A third of cancers can be prevented with simple lifestyle changes. Get to know the seven healthy habits to make small but significant changes today.
Discoveries in immunotherapy are offering some patients alternative treatments to chemotherapy and radiation.
Handheld skin microscopes and training will be rolled out to Victorian GPs from October thanks to The Longest Day of Golf participants.
Research shows that being open and honest with children is one of the best ways to help them.
It’s with deep sadness that we share the passing of the courageous and generous Rachael to bowel cancer on 19 August 2018.
Losing his wife to cancer shaped Professor McKinnon’s research career.
After losing his mum to breast cancer, Declan wanted to do something to honour her and support others like her. So he hopped on his bike and embarked on an epic ride from Melbourne to Darwin.
Sharmaine knows that cancer affects everyone. However she never realised the toll it could take until her grandfather and her father were diagnosed.
Ridma was 12 weeks pregnant when she was told she had lymphoma. “I’d been so excited with the pregnancy, this was a shock to the system,” she said.
Considering fizzing out that soft drink habit? New findings provide even more reason to make the switch to water.
Supporting those affected by cancer can be challenging for families and friends, and sometimes they don’t know what to say. Here are our top tips.
The funding will support eight new research projects to generate breakthroughs in cancers such as lung, pancreatic, brain, mesothelioma and stomach cancer, among others.
There are many myths about sun protection. To keep you and your loved ones safe this summer, we’ve dispelled seven of the most common claims we’ve heard going around.
“I was diagnosed two weeks before my wedding.” John’s survived cancer, not once, but twice. The second time with a baby on the way.
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