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What's on

Tuesday 6 June 2017
Help shape Victoria's future direction to support carers and find out more about upcoming programs such as our Living With Cancer Education Program and Wellness and Life after Cancer program. Find out how you can help improve end of life decision-making. Read more

Connecting with others

Thursday 13 April 2017
The Living with Cancer Education Program helps people make sense of cancer in a safe and informal environment. These programs facilitated by local health professionals provide an opportunity to connect with others in similar circumstances. A positive outcome from this Program has seen the start of the Wimmera Prostate Cancer Support Group. Read more

Thank you to our volunteers

Thursday 13 April 2017
National volunteer Week (8–14 May) is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. Rochelle Serry is one of our trained volunteers with the phone-based peer support program Cancer Connect and we thank her for her time and enthusiasm. Read more about why she continues to be involved with the program. Read more

Health Living after Cancer boosts health

Thursday 13 April 2017
The results of a new study suggest that people who participate in our free phone-based Healthy Living after Cancer program see positive changes to their diet and physical health. So far, we have found that participants increased their physical activity along with intake of fruits and vegetables and on average have decreased their body mass index. Read more

What's on

Thursday 13 April 2017
Help shape Victoria's future direction to support carers and find out more about upcoming programs such as our Living With Cancer Education Program and Wellness and Life after Cancer program. Read more

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Thursday 13 April 2017
Get your aprons on, open up your doors and put the kettle on - Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is back for 2017. Hosting a morning tea is a delicious and fun way to raise vital funds for Cancer Council's important work in cancer research, prevention, and support. Register now to receive your free host kit. Read more

New medical decision making laws webinar

Thursday 16 February 2017
The way Victorians plan for medical treatment decision making and advance care planning has now changed with introduction of the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016. A free webinar on how these changes impact you and your family will be held on Tuesday 21 February, available on any computer or mobile device. Read more

How we helped in 2016

Thursday 16 February 2017
World Cancer Day on 4 February was a time to reflect how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer. The Cancer Information and Support Service team work together with partners across Victoria to help support those affected by cancer Read more

Keeping breast cancer survivors active

Thursday 16 February 2017
Trying to get active after completing treatment for breast cancer? The ACTIVATE Trial at Cancer Council Victoria is looking at a new way to help breast cancer survivors become more active using wearable fitness technologies. Take part in this exciting new project and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Read more
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