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My cancer story – by Missy

Tuesday 30 July 2019

Missy was nine when she was diagnosed with leukaemia. She had ten months of chemotherapy and two more years of treatment. 

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Cancer nurses a help to the whole family

Friday 26 July 2019

The support services offered while Jodie was going through her bowel cancer diagnosis ended up being beneficial to her whole family.

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Have your say

Wednesday 24 July 2019

What can the government do to better support Victorians impacted by cancer? We're in the final stage of public consultations for the Victorian Cancer Plan 2020-24. If you’ve had cancer or been a carer, please fill out our short survey by Sunday 28 July.

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Podcasts and videos

Wednesday 24 July 2019

The popularity of podcasts is on the rise, with Australians listening to more podcasts more often for their entertainment, news and information. For people impacted by cancer, podcasts are an excellent way to learn more from experts and people affected by cancer. We recommend you give these podcasts a try. 

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Cancer patients slugged out-of-pocket costs for dental care

Wednesday 24 July 2019

Australians diagnosed with cancer are being hit by thousands of dollars in hidden out-of-pocket costs for dental care during and after treatment. Cancer Council Victoria is highlighting this issue on World Head and Neck Cancer Day.

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It was good to get away

Wednesday 24 July 2019

Georgina and her family were able to put Mark's shock bowel cancer diagnosis aside during their break away at Inverloch through Cancer Council’s Holiday Break Program.

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Voluntary Assisted Dying introduced

Wednesday 24 July 2019

On 19 June the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 came into effect in Victoria. It allows people at the end of life who are suffering in the late stages of advanced disease to request access to voluntary assisted dying.

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"It was good to get away"

Friday 19 July 2019

Georgina and her family were able to put Mark's shocking bowel cancer diagnosis aside during their short break at Inverloch through Cancer Council’s Holiday Break Program.

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The Daffodil gives us hope. Research is saving lives.

Wednesday 24 July 2019

Thousands of Australians will join together for the Daffodil Day Appeal this August, to riase funds for life-saving cancer research. Lives like Missy's, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia when she was nine. Please donate or volunteer this Daffodil Day Appeal. 

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