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Cancer is a disease of the cells, which are the body’s basic building blocks.
Understand more about treatments that you may undertake. Find your local treatment centre in metropolitan and regional Victoria.
Find out more about advanced cancer including what it is, how it is treated, what might happen and what support is available.
Children, teens and young adults
Understand more about when cancer is diagnosed in children, teen and young adults and how to manage the needs of the child, family, friends and community.
Genetics & risk
Understand more about the role genetics has in cancer risk and how to find out more if you are concerned about a family history of cancer.
Contact our cancer nurses
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Family and friends
Understand more about supporting someone affected by cancer including family, friends and work colleagues.
A holiday break
Free short breaks for those affected by cancer and their families.
Connect and learn
Connect with others as well as participate in our free education programs offered in metropolitan and regional Victoria.
Our wig service is free, private and personalised. We offer an extensive range of synthetic wigs along with headscarves, beanies and cotton caps.
Legal and financial
Having cancer can raise financial and legal issues that can be challenging. Cancer Council provides a variety of support programs and information to assist you.
A cancer diagnosis can create challenges to your ability to work. Workplaces are often unsure of how to create a fair and supportive workplace, and employees are often unsure of their rights and responsibilities.
Facing end of life
Understand more about what might happen physically, the emotional impact of knowing you are dying and how to prepare for death.
Cancer services guide
A guide to support services available to Victorians affected by cancer, from diagnosis, through treatment and to life after cancer.
Cancer information and support services for Victorian Aboriginal communities.
Managing daily life
Common side effects
Cancer and its treatment can result in a range of side effects. Find out more about common side effects and ways to manage them.
Understand the common reactions people have when they are diagnosed with cancer and suggestions for adjusting to the diagnosis.
Learn about the importance of exercise and its benefits during and after cancer treatment. Includes tips and example exercise techniques.
Understand the grief experienced when losing someone close to you and find out ways to live with the loss.
Holidays and travel
Spending time with family and friends is important. Find out more about insurance and tips for managing special occasions.
Learning to relax
Tips for ways to cope with the emotional impact of cancer.
Life after treatment
Information to assist you with the emotional, physical, practical, spiritual and social challenges you may face now that treatment has finished.
Understand more about nutrition and eating well during and after cancer treatment.
Sexuality and intimacy
Information and tips for people with cancer and their partners to help understand and deal with the ways cancer and its treatment may affect your sexuality.
Find out more about our free, confidential counselling with medical specialists trained in intimacy, body image, sexual confidence and relationships. Available to all those facing cancer and their partners, including members of the LGBTQI community.
Early detection offers one of the best chances of cure.
Evidence has linked alcohol consumption to various cancers.
Eat a healthy diet
We recommend a healthy body weight, regular exercise and a healthy diet.
Be a healthy weight
Convincing evidence links obesity to various cancers.
Be physically active
Evidence links physical activity to reduced breast and colon cancer risk.
It's preventable but nearly 2,000 Australians die of skin cancer each year.
Each year 15,000 Australians are diagnosed with smoking-related cancer.
Tips to cut your cancer risk in the workplace.
We're working to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
Scientific work funded in universities, hospitals and research institutes.
Registry & statistics
We register details of all cancer diagnoses to keep statistics.
A centre studying population groups and their characteristics.
Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer
Find out more about CBRC.
Research from the Victorian Centre for Tobacco Control (VCTC).
Our Forgotten Cancers Program
Our Forgotten Cancers Program is committed to improving survival for less common and low survival cancers.
Meet our researchers
Meet some of the people who have expanded our understanding of cancer.
In Australia, any research involving humans must consider ethics.
Search our research
Search the vast number of projects we've been involved in over the years.
Order free publications
Order a limited number of our free booklets and brochures.
Education and training
Education programs for people who work in a healthcare setting and want to improve their communication skills with patients and families
Cervical Screening Providers
Cancer Council Victoria is dedicated to supporting the work of Nurse Cervical Screening providers.
Resources and support for GPs through the Cancer Council GP Portal.
Resources and support for Community Health Professionals.
Resources for dietitians
To support nutritional management of oncology patients.
Network of specialist health care professionals.
Clinical practice guides
Medical guides for specific cancers.
Optimal Care Pathways
Review of the Optimal Care Pathways (formerly known as Patient Management Frameworks).
Referral information for Legal and Financial Assistance Programs.
You can make secure donations online to fund a variety of projects.
Find a fundraising event to suit you.
Shop Cancer Council clothing, hats, sunscreen, sunglasses and more.
Leave a gift in your Will
A gift of hope for generations to come.
Get involved in research
Take part in research to help us find out more about the causes of cancer.
Join the fight against cancer and volunteer with us.
Donate a holiday
Donate your holiday home to a give a cancer patient and their loved ones time away.
Upcoming events around Cancer Council Victoria.
Addresses, phone numbers, parking and public transport information.
Latest media releases and contacts for media liaison.
What we do (strategic plan)
Our strategic plan, outlining our mission, values, goals and priorities.
Cancer Council Victoria is a company limited by guarantee governed by a Board of Directors who are advised by committees.
Annual review, newsletters, booklets, information sheets and videos.
Interested in a career with Cancer Council Victoria? Find out more.
Download our detailed reports on our achievements each year.
History (80+ years)
Snapshots of people and events from our long history.
Aboriginal communities peoples' health is everyone's responsibility.
Culturally diverse communities
We are committed to reducing the impact of cancer in culturally diverse communities.