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Special occasions and celebrations fact sheet

Monday 18 December 2017

Would you like practical tips to help you manage the holiday season festivities? Our Special Occasions and Celebrations fact sheet provides suggestions and support to help people affected by cancer manage expectations and look after themselves.

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Five SunSmart refresher tips for summer

Monday 18 December 2017
Did you know UV levels are strong enough in summer to damage your skin in just 11 minutes? Make sure you don’t get caught out. Check out these five handy tips to make sure you have sun protection sorted. Read more

Cancer Council Victoria introduces the Cancer Services guide

Tuesday 17 October 2017
Cancer Council Victoria has launched a Cancer Services guide. A one-stop patient support resource. This guide is designed for Victorians affected by cancer, delivering a roadmap for patients, carers and survivors by directing them to services and information. Read more

A conversation with Tom, Family Connect volunteer

Tuesday 17 October 2017
We speak to Tom, a Family Connect volunteer who was caring for his wife after she was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in August 2014. Read on to learn more about Tom and Family Connect - a program for friends and family supporting someone with a cancer diagnosis. Read more

13 11 20 Cancer Nurses supporting carers

Tuesday 17 October 2017
Did you know approximately 35% of calls to 13 11 20 are from carers looking for practical support services to help them while looking after someone with cancer? Natalie and Julie, both cancer nurses who have worked in this field with a combined experience of over 40 years discuss how they provide support to people who call. Read more

Talking all things cancer

Tuesday 17 October 2017
Cancer Council NSW have launched a series of podcasts titled The Thing About Cancer. Hosted by Julie McCrossin, Australian radio broadcaster, journalist and cancer survivor, Julie chats to experts and people affected by cancer about a wide range of related topics. Read more

Publication profile: Caring for Someone with Cancer

Tuesday 17 October 2017
Caring for someone with cancer can be both challenging and rewarding. You might not even think of yourself as a carer especially if it is a family member or close friend; it is just what you do. It is an incredibly important and valuable role, and it’s important to remember to look after yourself. Read more

Catch up, raise funds and change lives this spring with Girls’ Night In.

Tuesday 17 October 2017
October is here, which means women all across Victoria are preparing for their Girls’ Night In. They’ll be gathering their nearest and dearest, catching up, and raising vital funds for ground-breaking cancer research into women’s cancers, prevention programs, and support services that offer a helping hand when women need it the most. 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
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