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Cancer Council Victoria farewells a national treasure

Friday 29 January 2010
Doreen Akkerman AM, our Director of Cancer Information and Support Services (CISS), has retired after 20 years of dedicated service.

Faulty bowel cancer screening test kits - Cancer Council puts it in perspective

Friday 29 January 2010
A positive FOBT result rarely means you have cancer. It means there are signs that should be investigated, usually through colonoscopy.

Don't make sunburn part of your Australia Day celebrations

Tuesday 26 January 2010
With ultraviolet (UV) radiation likely to reach extreme levels in some parts of the state, it's important to use sun protection.

Fast food advertising proves self-regulation is a charade

Thursday 21 January 2010
A major fast food outlet is making a mockery of self-regulation, flouting a recent ruling by the Advertising Standards Board (ASB) and continuing to broadcast ads for an unsuitable children's meal, according to a coalition of peak health bodies.

Fast food advertisers found to flout their own rules

Thursday 24 December 2009
A coalition of peak health bodies congratulates the Advertising Standards Board for upholding two complaints about fast food advertising to children.

Recognising a tireless breast cancer advocate

Tuesday 15 December 2009
We're saddened by the recent death of Sue Lockwood, AM, who dedicated 16 years of her life to speaking up for women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Research the key to unlock cancer mysteries

Monday 14 December 2009
Cancer Council Victoria today announced over $3.2m will go towards high-quality research into the causes and prevention of cancer, as well as clinical research that focuses on diagnosis and treatment.

Health experts say low carb beer misleads consumers

Friday 4 December 2009
The Alcohol Policy Coalition is calling on the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to address the need for factual alcohol labelling in response to a rise in misleading health claims.

PapScreen Victoria celebrates 400th nurse Pap test provider

Monday 7 December 2009
PapScreen Victoria recently celebrated the appointment of its 400th nurse Pap test provider, a milestone that demonstrates a welcome change in the provision of Pap tests in Victoria.

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.
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