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Buy a pin this Daffodil Day

Monday 14 August 2017
Friday 25 August is Daffodil Day – a day where we come together to support those affected by cancer. We’d love it if you could be part of Daffodil Day by buying and wearing a daffodil pin. Every dollar makes a difference and will ensure that Cancer Council Victoria can continue its life-saving work in cancer research, prevention and support. Read more

Publication profile: Understanding Bowel Cancer

Monday 14 August 2017
Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer affecting Victorians. If found early, 90% of bowel cancer cases can be successfully treated. The key is early detection. Our Cancer Council booklet, Understanding Bowel Cancer is a very handy resource to refer to if you have any symptoms, in the process of being tested, or have been diagnosed with bowel cancer. Read more

Dates for diary

Monday 14 August 2017
Find out about upcoming programs such as our Wellness and Life after Cancer Education Program and how you can be involved in the Supportive Care in Cancer Refresh Project. Read more

Victorian Cancer Trials Link relaunches improved website

Tuesday 6 June 2017
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. Read more

Introducing Trial Connect: A peer support program

Tuesday 6 June 2017
The decision of whether to participate in a clinical trial can be difficult. We are introducing a new pilot program to connect people with others who ‘have been there before’. Based on the successful Cancer Connect program, Trial Connect aims to provide peer support around decisions to engage in a clinical trial. Read more

Exploring palliative care enquiries to 13 11 20

Tuesday 6 June 2017

Cancer Council Victoria’s Information and Support line is staffed by experienced cancer nurses who are there to help with any questions about cancer. Around 10% of these calls relate to palliative care, prognosis, recurrence and death and dying, topics that are often difficult to deal with among family and friends.

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Publication profile: Facing End of Life information booklet

Tuesday 6 June 2017
If you have had cancer diagnosed at a late stage, or if treatment has stopped working and remission or cure is no longer possible, you may be told that the cancer is end stage or terminal. Everyone’s reaction is unique and people cope in their own way with the news. Our information booklet designed for people facing end of life, their carers, friends and family, may help. Read more

Behind the scenes with Louise Wilks, 13 11 20 Cancer Nurse

Tuesday 6 June 2017
Did you know you don’t have to have cancer to call Cancer Council Victoria on 13 11 20? We took over 10,000 calls and emails last year and many were from partners, children, friends and colleagues of people living with cancer. When you call, you can rest assured you’re not talking to a volunteer, you’re speaking with an experienced cancer nurse. Like Louise. Read more

We want you! Calling all volunteers for Daffodil Day

Tuesday 6 June 2017
By volunteering this Daffodil Day, you’ll be making an incredible difference to the 31,628 Victorians diagnosed with cancer each year. Every dollar from every pin, pen, and bear sold counts and will ensure Cancer Council Victoria can continue its important work in cancer research, prevention and support. Read more
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