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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

A conversation with Bill, Bowel cancer survivor

Monday 14 August 2017

Bill was diagnosed with bowel cancer at age 44. After treatment, Bill decided he wanted to ‘give back’ to the community and become a Cancer Connect volunteer - a telephone peer support program for people affected by cancer. Read on to learn more about Bill and his story.

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Behind the scenes with Jeanne Potts, 13 11 20 Cancer Nurse

Monday 14 August 2017
I have been a cancer nurse for over twenty years. In the hospital setting, I worked in day oncology units where people have chemotherapy as day patients. Being able to support and educate patients who had a cancer diagnosis gave me great satisfaction. Jeanne has given us a glimpse into her experience as a 13 11 20 cancer nurse. Read on to learn more about Jeanne and the calls she receives. Read more

Buy a pin this Daffodil Day

Monday 14 August 2017
Friday 25 August is Daffodil Day – a day where we come together to support those affected by cancer. We’d love it if you could be part of Daffodil Day by buying and wearing a daffodil pin. Every dollar makes a difference and will ensure that Cancer Council Victoria can continue its life-saving work in cancer research, prevention and support. Read more

Publication profile: Understanding Bowel Cancer

Monday 14 August 2017
Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer affecting Victorians. If found early, 90% of bowel cancer cases can be successfully treated. The key is early detection. Our Cancer Council booklet, Understanding Bowel Cancer is a very handy resource to refer to if you have any symptoms, in the process of being tested, or have been diagnosed with bowel cancer. Read more
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