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Dates for diary

Tuesday 17 October 2017
Find out about upcoming programs such as our Wellness and Life after Cancer and Living With Cancer Education Programs. Read more

Bowel cancer – a simple home test could save your life

Monday 14 August 2017
Are you or someone you love aged 50 or over? If so, you may be at a higher risk of bowel cancer. Tragically, bowel cancer claims the lives of 80 Australians every week. But it doesn't have to. A home screening test is available for free as part of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. Read more

A conversation with Bill, Bowel cancer survivor

Monday 14 August 2017
Bill was diagnosed with bowel cancer at age 44. After treatment, Bill decided he wanted to ‘give back’ to the community and become a Cancer Connect volunteer - a telephone peer support program for people affected by cancer. Read on to learn more about Bill and his story. Read more

Behind the scenes with Jeanne Potts, 13 11 20 Cancer Nurse

Monday 14 August 2017
I have been a cancer nurse for over twenty years. In the hospital setting, I worked in day oncology units where people have chemotherapy as day patients. Being able to support and educate patients who had a cancer diagnosis gave me great satisfaction. Jeanne has given us a glimpse into her experience as a 13 11 20 cancer nurse. Read on to learn more about Jeanne and the calls she receives. Read more

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
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