Cancer Information and Support News

Thursday 18 October, 2018

 

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The value of carers

Thursday 18 October 2018

Looking after someone with cancer is often something you just do. It’s part of your relationship so the word ‘carer’ may seem unfamiliar. This week we celebrate National Carers Week to say thank you and acknowledge the impact this role may have on your life.

Styling headwear with confidence

Thursday 18 October 2018

If you are experiencing cancer-related hair loss, our new range of videos can help you choose and style your headwear with confidence. Watch tips from experts Dr. Susan Carland and Dianne Haynes on wearing and styling a headscarf or wig.

Frequently asked questions about cancer pain

Thursday 18 October 2018

With release of the latest edition of Overcoming Cancer Pain, Dr Tim Hucker answers some frequently asked questions about cancer pain. Dr Hucker knows all about this topic as one of Victoria's leading pain specialists and lead reviewer of our booklet.

What to Expect - a guide to your cancer care

Thursday 18 October 2018

It’s normal to feel uncertain about what happens after a cancer diagnosis. To help, we’ve developed the What to Expect guides for 19 different cancer types. Each guide covers all expected stages of cancer care from diagnosis to treatment and living with cancer.

Welcome to our new cancer nurses

Thursday 18 October 2018

Our nurses are here to answer any questions you have about cancer. When you call 13 11 20, there is always an understanding person ready to help you with information and support. Hear from our newest team members Kara, Nikki and Kate.

Dates for diary

Thursday 18 October 2018

Find out about upcoming cancer education programs held around Victoria. Read on if interested in joining the 20th anniversary of Murrumbeena Relay For Life or participating in a community panel to help better understand the public view on end-of-life and palliative care.

Connecting with others: exercise and education in regional Victoria

Thursday 9 August 2018

Exercise has many general benefits for our physical and mental wellbeing, but it can be challenging to try and keep active after completing cancer treatment. Residents in the Grampians and Hume regions had an opportunity to participate in a survivorship program combining exercise, education and wellness; the results so far have been positive.

Conversation about changes in thinking and memory

Thursday 9 August 2018

Understanding Changes in Thinking and Memory is a new factsheet created for people affected by cancer. Hear from Naveena about her experience, including practical tips for friends and family. Naveena shares what helped her to work around changes in her life and to feel more in control.

Clinical Trials: what to know and who to ask

Thursday 9 August 2018

Join our free webinar on Tuesday 28 August at 6pm to get a better understanding of why clinical trials are important and what it means to get involved. We will explore common myths around participation and discuss the important role of trials in cancer care. If you are not available on the night, still register to receive a link to the webinar after the event.

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Join us for Daffodil Day

Thursday 9 August 2018

Daffodil Day will take place on Friday 24 August across Australia. Every year, our community comes together to raise funds for life-saving cancer research, prevention programs and support services. Thanks to improvements and breakthroughs in cancer prevention, screening and treatment, 61,000 Australian lives have been saved.

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Dates for diary

Thursday 9 August 2018

Find out about upcoming cancer education programs held around Victoria. Read on if interested in joining a chemotherapy services consultation workshop, prostate cancer community education forum, or being part of a study on the emotional and physical well-being of women with breast cancer.  

Our year in review

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Our 2017 Annual Review shows a snapshot of what we do in the areas of research, prevention and support for people affected by cancer. We hope that, as you scroll through the new digital format, you will see the breadth of our work and efforts in reducing the impact of all cancers for all Victorians.

Connecting with others can help

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Support groups connect people affected by cancer and help them manage the challenges they may face. With 124 groups meeting locally across Victoria, people gather on a regular basis to share life experiences and information. Find out how the Wimmera Prostate Cancer Support Group got started and connects with their local community.

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