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Cancer information

What is cancer?

Where cancer starts, how it spreads, common risk factors and symptoms.

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Types of cancer

Explore our A-Z list of cancer types, with information on diagnosis and treatment.

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Learn about cancer treatments and find your local treatment centre.

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Cancer statistics

Cancer statistics by cancer type, age and stage, and as represented in the Victorian community. Individual cancer fact sheets

Cancer Screening and Early Detection

Early detection offers one of the best chances of cure.

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One third of cancers can be prevented. Discover simple lifestyle changes that can help reduce your risk. Read more

Rare and less common cancers

A cancer is rare or less common when it only affects a small number of people.

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Advanced cancer

Advanced cancer usually can’t be cured, but it can often be controlled.

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Genetics and risk

For some families, an inherited faulty gene means their risk of cancer is much higher.

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Children, teens and young adults

No matter what age a child is, a cancer diagnosis will have a big effect on them.

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Aboriginal communities

Cancer information and support services for Victorian Aboriginal communities.

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LGBTQI+ communities

Cancer information and support services for LGBTQI+ communities.

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Easy English resources

Every Victorian should have equal access to cancer information and support that they understand. Read more
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