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How Gay has cared for the people she loves

Friday 11 December 2020

Gay knows all too well what it means to be a cancer carer, having cared for two partners through their diagnoses. And while being a cancer carer is never easy, for Gay it came with an extra burden: her own cancer diagnosis.

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There's nothing healthy about a tan ... still

Thursday 3 December 2020

With summer arriving and new data showing Aussies are still tanning, SunSmart is again reminding Victorians there’s no such thing as a safe tan.

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Share your cancer care telehealth experiences with us

Monday 16 November 2020

If you've had a telehealth appointment for your cancer treatment during the COVID-19 restrictions, we'd like to hear from you.

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Caring for patients during hospital visitor restrictions

Monday 23 November 2020

Hospital visitor restrictions are causing anxiety during an already difficult time – especially for those in palliative care. This practical advice can help you feel connected and informed about your loved one.

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Some things might’ve changed in the last 40 years but ‘it’s still the same sun’

Tuesday 17 November 2020

Cancer Council has launched It’s still the same sun, a campaign designed to remind adults and parents of young children that sun protection is just as important now as it was when Sid the Seagull first graced our living rooms.

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Climate and Health initiative launched

Monday 16 November 2020

The Achievement Program has launched a Climate and Health pathway to support its members – early childhood services, schools and workplaces  – to take climate actions that also support health and wellbeing.   

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'Cervical screening saved my life': Karina encourages others to screen

Cervical screening found Karina's cancer early, when successful treatment was possible. Now, she's using her experience to encourage others to screen regularly.

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The heart of healthcare

Friday 13 November 2020

Given today’s date - 13/11/20 - is also the number for our 13 11 20 cancer nurses, we’re taking the opportunity to recognise the life-changing work they do.

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“I’ve been lucky, but I wouldn’t wish this on anyone.”

Friday 13 November 2020

Carol was 72 when a regular mammogram revealed a lump and she was diagnosed with HER2 breast cancer. She's faced financial stress as a result of her diagnosis but reached out to Cancer Council for help.

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