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More than 2,500 cancer diagnoses slip through the COVID-19 pandemic cracks in Victoria, sparking fears of a possible ‘cancer spike’ to come

Monday 1 March 2021

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.

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Medical misinformation in the 1980s – how Australian lawyers and health experts took on the tobacco industry and won

Monday 15 February 2021

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.

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12-month review of Voluntary Assisted Dying Act

Thursday 11 February 2021

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.

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New SunSmart campaign urges men to give complacency the Slip, Slop, Slap

Thursday 21 January 2021

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.

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Cancer Council Victoria calls for public education on new drinking guidelines

Wednesday 20 January 2021

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.

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Support available for Victorians affected by cancer this holiday season

Monday 14 December 2020

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.

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Cancer Council welcomes new drinking guidelines as an opportunity to inform the public of health impacts of alcohol

Tuesday 8 December 2020

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.

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Golfers get back on the green for The Longest Day

Thursday 3 December 2020

Victorians encouraged to sign up for endurance challenge this December.

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Shine Bright for Victorians Facing Cancer

Thursday 26 November 2020

Melbourne’s original night-time walking half marathon, Walking Stars, is returning to Victoria - with some 2020 changes!

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