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Support this holiday season needed more than ever

Friday 11 December 2020

As Victoria’s restrictions ease and many of us look forward to a break and time with loved ones over the festive season, for people affected by cancer this can be a particularly difficult time of year.

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How Gay has cared for the people she loves

Friday 11 December 2020

Gay knows all too well what it means to be a cancer carer, having cared for two partners through their diagnoses. And while being a cancer carer is never easy, for Gay it came with an extra burden: her own cancer diagnosis.

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'Cervical screening saved my life': Karina encourages others to screen

Cervical screening found Karina's cancer early, when successful treatment was possible. Now, she's using her experience to encourage others to screen regularly.

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The heart of healthcare

Friday 13 November 2020

Given today’s date - 13/11/20 - is also the number for our 13 11 20 cancer nurses, we’re taking the opportunity to recognise the life-changing work they do.

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“I’ve been lucky, but I wouldn’t wish this on anyone.”

Friday 13 November 2020

Carol was 72 when a regular mammogram revealed a lump and she was diagnosed with HER2 breast cancer. She's faced financial stress as a result of her diagnosis but reached out to Cancer Council for help.

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MaskSmart but not SunSmart

Thursday 22 October 2020

Victorians are celebrating the easing of COVID-19 restrictions by spending more time outside. But alarmingly, new research shows that most of us don’t understand when we should be using sun protection.

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Health 2020: Decades of discoveries and still going strong

Wednesday 21 October 2020

From alcohol to exercise, fatty acids to sugary drinks, we know more than ever about what affects our risk of cancer. Much of this is thanks to one extensive study – Health 2020.

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Jenny wants her gift to make a better world

Thursday 20 August 2020

Jenny has remained warm and vibrant through the hardship of supporting two loved ones on their cancer journeys. She is now leaving a gift in her Will to honour their lives and memories.

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John Colebatch - a pioneering cancer researcher

Tuesday 23 June 2020

John Colebatch (1909-2005) was the pioneer of paediatric chemotherapy in Australia. Thanks in part to his work, most children now survive cancer.

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