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“Lost and alone”: Concerning lack of mental health support for people affected by cancer during COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday 25 January 2023

Research from more than 300 Victorians affected by cancer has found that a substantial proportion of people with cancer (26%) and carers (20%) said they did not get enough formal emotional and mental health support during COVID-19.

Cancer Council available to provide free support for people affected by incomplete colonoscopies in Albury-Wodonga

Thursday 12 January 2023

Cancer Council Victoria welcomes the Victorian Government’s response to support the health and well-being of approximately 2,000 patients impacted by incomplete colonoscopies in the Albury-Wodonga region. 

More Victorians living with cancer are reaching out for help than ever before

Wednesday 21 December 2022

More Victorians than ever before are calling 13 11 20 – Cancer Council Victoria’s vital information and support phone line for people affected by cancer and their families.

Call to improve alcohol health warning labels as new study finds industry’s DrinkWise labels are failing consumers

Thursday 8 December 2022

New research from Cancer Council Victoria reveals adult drinkers exposed to alcoholic products carrying health warning labels with text and pictures are more likely to intend to reduce their alcohol intake than those exposed to no health warning labels or to the industry-developed DrinkWise labels that currently appear on some alcohol products in Australia.

Concerns for 3800 undiagnosed Victorians living with cancer

Thursday 8 December 2022

COVID-19 may have all but disappeared from the headlines but the latest data shows a concerning trend. 

Quit and Cancer Council Victoria back the Australian Government’s commitment to strengthen tobacco plain packaging measures on the 10th anniversary of world-leading legislation

Thursday 1 December 2022

The announcement of 11 new proposed measures to strengthen plain packaging legislation for tobacco and provisions to update advertising regulation to capture e-cigarettes; a burgeoning risk to public health and a risk to young people in particular.

Ben Cunnington to tee off for a cancer-free future

Wednesday 30 November 2022

Ben Cunnington, twice diagnosed with testicular cancer, will next month take on the ultimate golf challenge – The Longest Day – to raise much-needed funds for a cancer-free future.

The Amazing Race Australia winners put their best foot forward for people affected by cancer

Sunday 20 November 2022

The Amazing Race Australia 2022 winners Toni Hilland and Heath Curry are putting their best foot forward for people affected by cancer.

Exploring whether COVID-19 impacts cancer risk

Tuesday 15 November 2022

Melbourne researchers are exploring whether COVID-19 has any impact on cancer, in a world-first study that could bolster health policies and cancer screening protocols.

Choice in cervical screening option means fewer Victorians will be left behind

Monday 7 November 2022

New Cancer Council Victoria research shows self-collection option could be a game-changer for increasing participation in cervical screening, yet few are aware of it.

Investment in cancer support an opportunity for next Victorian Government

Thursday 3 November 2022

Cancer Council Victoria is calling on the next Victorian Government to invest in the future of cancer support, highlighting areas of opportunity where increased funding can shape the way we approach cancer care and help people affected by cancer navigate the complexities of treatment, finances, and the physical and emotional side-effects of cancer.  

Call for urgent legislative reform as new data reveals alarming rise in ecigarette usage and purchasing behaviours in Victoria

Thursday 20 October 2022

New data released today shows almost double the number of Victorian adults report vaping in 2022 (estimated 308,827 users) compared to 2018-19 (estimated 154,895 users). Almost one quarter of all Victorian adults currently using e-cigarettes have never smoked.  

Horsham students walk ‘n’ wheel to school to reduce climate impacts

Monday 10 October 2022

Horsham College students are walking ‘n’ wheeling their way to school to boost health and reduce climate impacts as part of a new weekly program, ‘Move it! Mondays, launched today.

Mildura pharmacists dispense lifesaving bowel cancer screening advice

Monday 3 October 2022

Cancer Council Victoria is partnering with three pharmacies in Mildura to increase participation rates in the National Bowel Screening Program to protect more of the community against bowel cancer.

Aussie teens flooded with harmful alcohol marketing

Wednesday 7 September 2022

Cancer Council Victoria is calling for much tighter regulations on alcohol marketing with a new study revealing Victorian teens are exposed, on average, to an advertisement for alcohol every other day. 

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