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Our legal and financial programs

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Did you know Cancer Council offers legal, financial and workplace support services for people experiencing hardship when affected by cancer? Read on to find out more about the benefits of these programs and how you can apply.

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Publication profile: Our range of practical factsheets

Tuesday 13 March 2018

We offer a range of free factsheets to help guide you through financial and practical questions you may have when diagnosed with cancer.

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A conversation with Sara, Practical Support Program Manager

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Meet Sara, our Practical Support Program Manager. Read on to find out about Sara’s role, what practical support means and get a glimpse into a typical working day for Sara.

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Help us evaluate the Victorian Cancer Trials Link website

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Clinical trials are a gold standard treatment option, yet many people find the decision of whether to participate in a clinical trial a challenging one. Of those newly diagnosed with cancer in Victoria, only 6% are recruited into clinical trials. To increase patient access to and information about clinical trials, Cancer Council Victoria has recently improved the Victorian Cancer Trials Link website.

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Join us for the 20th anniversary of Relay For Life

Tuesday 13 March 2018

The year 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Relay For Life in Australia. The first Relay For Life took place in Murrumbeena, Victoria; 261 participants raised $75,000 for Cancer Council Victoria. Twenty years on, Relays are now held in every State and Territory, with more than 134,000 participants raising over $14 million each year for Cancer Councils across the country.

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Dates for diary

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Find out about upcoming programs such as our Wellness and Life after Cancer and Living With Cancer Education Programs and read how you take take part in education sessions for parents who have been diagnosed with cancer. We also provide some tips on you how you can get involved for National Advance Care Planning Week

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7 myths about sun protection

There are many myths about sun protection. To keep you and your loved ones safe this summer, we’ve dispelled seven of the most common claims we’ve heard going around.

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John's story

“I was diagnosed two weeks before my wedding.” John’s survived cancer, not once, but twice. The second time with a baby on the way.

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Kaitlyn's story

I was the picture of perfect health, a fit person. Then I was diagnosed with brain cancer.

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