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A Christmas letter to my daughter

Thursday 31 October 2019

Intensive chemotherapy saved Kelly’s life when she was diagnosed with bone cancer, but it also left her with a whole range of lifelong side effects.

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Speaking out about the effects of cancer on mental health

Thursday 31 October 2019

People with cancer have higher rates of mental illness: that’s why Cancer Council Victoria made a submission to the Royal Commission into Mental Health

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A mother’s wish

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Kelly was just 14 years when she was first diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, and would face cancer twice before she turned 20.

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Help reduce the cost of cancer

Thursday 31 October 2019

If the financial cost of cancer has adversely affected you, please join our advocacy work to help others.

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Cancer patients impacted by breast implant recall

Thursday 31 October 2019

Research linking some breast implants to a rare cancer, and the subsequent world-wide recall, has caused confusion at an already difficult time for people with breast cancer.

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Reducing chemo-induced early menopause

Thursday 31 October 2019

A global clinical trial led in Europe and Australia by Colebatch Fellowship recipient, Prof Kelly-Anne Phillips, has identified a treatment that helps prevent early onset of menopause in young women treated with chemotherapy for breast cancer.

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Less stress over genetic tests

Thursday 31 October 2019

Cancer in the family? Thinking about genetic tests? Having them may not affect your life insurance cover any more.

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Your feedback’s been invaluable

Thursday 31 October 2019

Thank you very much to everyone who participated in the survey and workshops we held as part of our submission to the Victorian Cancer Plan. Find out what’s happening next.

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Use your cancer experience to help others

Thursday 31 October 2019

If you’re a cancer patient or carer, leading research institutes Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute and Monash University need your help to improve cancer outcomes.

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