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Coping with cancer at Christmas

Tuesday 1 December 2009
Celebrating Christmas can be difficult for people who've experienced a major change or loss in their life. Senior Cancer Nurse, Edwina Beddoes spoke to people with cancer and their family and friends about ways to cope with the Christmas period. Here are some of their suggestions.

Urgent need for women to receive final dose of cervical cancer vaccine

Tuesday 24 November 2009
All women aged 18 to 26 who have received the first 2 doses of the cervical cancer vaccine were today urged by Cancer Council Victoria to book their final jab immediately.

Young Victorians targeted in hard-hitting skin cancer television campaign

Thursday 19 November 2009
The Dark side of tanning graphically represents the damaging impact of overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation and the deadly nature of melanoma, which is one of the most common cancers in young Victorians.

Victoria gets first online cancer clinical trial link

Wednesday 18 November 2009
We've launched a new Internet resource called The Victorian Cancer Trials Link. It enables cancer patients, family members, caregivers and health professionals to identify suitable clinical trials that match an individual's cancer diagnosis and treatment history.

Kyabram Cancer Support Group celebrates 20 years

Sunday 1 November 2009
Two decades of invaluable emotional and practical support will be recognised this week as the Kyabram Cancer Support Group celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Does my sunburn look good in this? Protect your skin during Cup Week

Friday 30 October 2009
With Spring Racing Carnival in full swing, Victorians are being urged to plan their race outfits with sun protection in mind.

Regional men target for new prostate cancer phone groups

Sunday 1 November 2009
Ballarat resident Terry Grano had never thought of prostate cancer being a problem until he was diagnosed at age 52. He believes support groups can break down the barriers of isolation and welcomes the Cancer Council’s initiative to parter with key organisations to deliver new phone support groups to reach more men affected by prostate cancer.

New research shows more than 4 in 10 smokers still smoke around kids

Tuesday 27 October 2009
Data released today has revealed 44% of smokers still smoke in the presence of children.

Ballarat to benefit from free Cancer Council forums

Thursday 22 October 2009
Two special RACV-sponsored Cancer Council forums will be delivered in Ballarat in partnership with Grampians Integrated Cancer Service on Thursday 12 November.

Local resident shines at Meeniyan Arts Awards exhibition

Wednesday 14 October 2009
Providing a creative voice for Australians touched by cancer, Cancer Council Victoria is proud to bring its inspiring Arts Awards to Meeniyan from 10 November to 25 November 2009.

Car race advertisers use loophole to promote booze to teens

Friday 9 October 2009
Children are being exposed to excessive levels of advertising by alcohol companies that are able to use live sporting events to advertise outside of the 8:30pm watershed.

Australian solarium industry fizzles by 32%

Wednesday 7 October 2009
New research by Cancer Council has found that the number of solariums across Australian capital cities has declined by 32% over the past three years, with franchises taking the biggest hit.
Clare Manders with her Mum

Pink party in honour of dying mother

Monday 5 October 2009
Head to 33-year-old Clare Manders’ home this October, and there’s a good chance you’ll find 50 pink women packed into her living room. That’s because Ms Manders has joined a group of 3500 Victorian women who are hosting Girls Night In events this October to raise funds to fight women’s cancers.

Debate on Prostate Cancer Testing

Friday 25 September 2009
You may have seen coverage or heard news reports recently encouraging men in their forties to be tested for prostate cancer. The Cancer Council believes that men considering being tested for prostate cancer should do so with information on both the benefits and harms of testing and treatment.

More than half of recent quitters say price is the key to quitting smoking

Wednesday 23 September 2009
More than half of recent quitters say that cigarette prices helped them quit smoking, according to research released today. Cigarette cost, anti-smoking campaigns and public smoking bans hold the key to quitting according to the study.
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