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Caring for patients during hospital visitor restrictions

Monday 28 September 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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Is COVID-19 increasing your cancer costs?

Tuesday 8 September 2020

If you're paying more for things like tests, scans, medications, specialists, transport and accommodation, we want to hear from you.

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Experts urge everyone to keep up with cancer checks

Monday 24 August 2020

With reports on reductions in new cancer diagnoses since COVID-19 worrying experts, Victorians are being urged to continue regular cancer screening to stay healthy and safe.

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Elective surgery and cancer under COVID-19 restrictions

Monday 3 August 2020

The latest update under the Victorian Government’s COVID ban on elective surgery from David Speakman, Chief Medical Officer at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

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Heavier alcohol consumption through COVID-19 has widespread impact

Friday 17 July 2020

People in Australia are drinking more since coronavirus escalated. The impacts are far reaching – affecting the physical and mental wellbeing of many Australians.

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Coronavirus sparks concern for smokers

Friday 12 June 2020

Emerging evidence suggests that people who smoke are more likely to develop infection with COVID-19 and experience its symptoms. Thanks to you, Quitline is ready to help anyone who wants to quit smoking.

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‘It’s a double hit’: Emma needed support through cancer and COVID-19

Friday 15 May 2020

In February this year, Emma's busy life was about to change. Shockingly, the mother of two was diagnosed with breast cancer, then soon afterwards, COVID-19 hit Victoria.

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