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It is estimated that approximately 2,500 cancers may have gone undiagnosed in Victoria over just six and a half months during the COVID-19 pandemic last year, data published by Cancer Council Victoria in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) today has revealed.
Before social media permitted the widespread dissemination of medical misinformation, the tobacco industry was well known for using mainstream media for denying and seeking to hide or confuse scientific evidence that showed smoking and, later, secondhand smoke was harmful.
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 came into effect in Victoria on 19 June 2019. After 12 months in operation, the review board has released its third report. This is what it found.
A new SunSmart campaign targeting men was unveiled today off the back of a study showing men are complacent about sun protection – despite knowing the dangers of sun exposure and the higher death rate from skin cancer compared to women.
Cancer Council Victoria is calling for an ongoing public education campaign combining warnings about long-term harms from alcohol with promotion of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s new low-risk drinking guidelines, with new research showing that such a campaign could work to motivate Australians to reduce their drinking in line with the new guidelines.
As Victoria’s restrictions ease and many of us look forward to celebrations and fun with friends and family over the festive season, for Victorians affected by cancer this can be a particularly difficult time of year.
New alcohol guidelines have been released by the National Health and Medical Research Council today giving the Australian public advice on how to reduce their risk of harm from disease or injury caused by alcohol.
Victorians encouraged to sign up for endurance challenge this December.
Melbourne’s original night-time walking half marathon, Walking Stars, is returning to Victoria - with some 2020 changes!
The latest data showing the impact of cancer on Victorian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples has been released by Cancer Council Victoria, showing an average of 236 diagnoses per year.
Cancer Council nurses who have been on the frontline of our response to COVID are today being thanked for helping thousands of Victorians through its 13 11 20 information and support phone line.
Victoria is on track to become one of the first jurisdictions in the world to eliminate cervical cancer, with the cancer seeing a 48% drop in incidence since 1982.
A new study by Cancer Council Victoria and the Department of Health and Human Services has revealed that men diagnosed with prostate cancer in a private health setting are more likely to receive radical surgery than men diagnosed in a public setting.
As part of National Carers Week, from October 11 to 17 2020, Cancer Council Victoria is recognising and thanking carers across Victoria and particularly those Victorians caring for cancer patients.
Cancer Council Victoria is urging people to get up to date with bowel, breast and cervical cancer screening as data released today shows that fewer Victorians are participating in the three cancer screening programs in 2020 than in previous years.
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