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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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Behind the scenes with Chelsey Upston,
13 11 20 cancer nurse

Wednesday 23 May 2018

We speak to Chelsey, a 13 11 20 cancer nurse who has spent her career supporting people affected by cancer. It has been a passion of hers to connect people to the right support when they need it most, especially at times when they do not know where to turn.

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Have you been asked about a clinical trial?

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Clinical trials are a gold standard treatment option, yet it can be challenging to make the decision to participate. Why not hear from others who has been through the experience of a treatment clinical trial. We have four new videos of people sharing their stories on how they got involved and what it entails.

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An afternoon with Susan Carland

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Are you experiencing cancer related hair loss? Join us for lunch and a workshop with Susan Carland about head scarf styling tips. You can also learn how to get the most out of using a wig and the ways Cancer Council Victoria can support you and your families.

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Dates for diary

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Find out about upcoming programs such as our Wellness and Life after Cancer. Read how you can share your views and experience on accessing information when diagnosed with a rare or less common cancer, or raising awareness of supportive care in cancer.

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One soft drink a day could increase your risk of cancer

Considering fizzing out that soft drink habit? New findings provide even more reason to make the switch to water.

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What to say (and not say) when someone tells you they have cancer

Supporting those affected by cancer can be challenging for families and friends, and sometimes they don’t know what to say. Here are our top tips.

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$2.5 million to provide research hope for low survival cancers

The funding will support eight new research projects to generate breakthroughs in cancers such as lung, pancreatic, brain, mesothelioma and stomach cancer, among others.

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Thank you Dry July

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Thank you to all Dry July participants who took the challenge in 2017 to give up alcohol for one month. It was a grand fundraising effort, and as a result, Cancer Council Victoria can embark on four projects which aim to provide support to reduce the burden of cancer.

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