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Unpacking the costs of cancer

Monday 29 April 2019

The financial burden of cancer has been discussed at length during this year’s federal election campaign. But what are the costs of cancer, and the impact on cancer patients and their families?

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Thank you for our headscarves

Monday 29 April 2019

We would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming response we received following a social media post. We asked for head scarf donations towards our Wig Service, and now there are enough that we can distribute to health services across Victoria and share the gift.

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Cancer myths busted

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Is there a link between red meat and cancer? Are all sunscreens safe to use? And, does marijuana stop cancer growth? Our cancer nurses answer these questions and dispel common rumours about cancer. 

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Cancer, work and you

Wednesday 13 March 2019

When you’re diagnosed with cancer it’s natural to wonder how it will affect your work. Medical appointments will often be scheduled during working hours and treatment may make you feel tired and weary.

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Diagnosed with lung cancer at 29

Friday 1 March 2019

How could I have lung cancer? I’d always been really careful with my health. I have always been fit, healthy and active and never smoked a day in my life.

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Understanding and managing ‘chemo brain’

Wednesday 13 February 2019

It’s real and you’re not alone. ‘Chemo brain’ is common in people with cancer, affecting their ability to manage at home, school or work. Here are some tips on how to find your way through the fog.

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Supporting you over the holiday season

Thursday 20 December 2018

We understand cancer doesn’t stop over the holidays and neither do we. This time of year may bring about a range of mixed emotions. If you would like to talk, contact us to discuss ways to manage the festive season.

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Celebrations and special occasions

Thursday 20 December 2018

Would you like practical tips to help you manage the holiday season festivities? Our Special Occasions and Celebrations fact sheet provides suggestions to help people affected by cancer manage expectations and to look after themselves.

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Connecting with others

Thursday 20 December 2018

The busyness of the holiday period increases the daily load, and it can be overwhelming if you are also caring for someone with cancer. We can help connect you with someone who has been in a similar situation and knows how it feels.

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