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Cancer stories and news

Demand for cancer support up by 71 per cent

Enquiries to Cancer Council’s 13 11 20 support line rose during the pandemic and have continued unabated, since the implementation of the ACCESS Program. Read more

Caring through touch

Safe and simple massage techniques can also be used at home by those caring for a person affected by cancer to provide a sense of calm, comfort and connection. Read more

Ask a nurse

Our cancer nurses can discuss your needs and refer you to the right care depending on your circumstances. We can offer free, short-term phone counselling to help you and those closest to you work through any cancer related concerns. Read more

First Nations cultural safety at Cancer Council Victoria

Cancer Council Victoria is proactively creating a culturally safe and identifiable space for Aboriginal and/or Torres Straits Islander peoples. Read more

You’re not alone: contact cancer support

Talk to an experienced cancer nurse for the information, support and understanding you need. Read more

Ask a nurse

If you have questions you would like answered about cancer and cancer support, our cancer nurses are here to help you. Read more
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Resolve health complaints with the Health Complaints Commissioner

Wednesday 24 May 2023
Navigating cancer treatment and care can be confusing and overwhelming. It’s vital we have robust systems in place to prevent unscrupulous providers preying on vulnerable people. Read more
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Cancer support, delivered locally

Tuesday 18 April 2023
When met with a cancer diagnosis, living regionally can often add another layer of difficulty for those navigating the healthcare system. Read more

The extra mental load: Cancer and COVID-19  

Thursday 19 January 2023

Rose found herself seeking support from Cancer Council Victoria’s nurse counselling service after being diagnosed with breast cancer during the pandemic. 

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Miles apart but still side-by-side - You're not alone

Wednesday 24 August 2022

New support campaign to help reach more regional Victorians.

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“Dig deep and fight.” Kate and Ava’s story

Wednesday 16 February 2022

Kate was pregnant with her daughter Ava when she was diagnosed with stage two colorectal cancer.

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Thank you for all that you do

Wednesday 16 February 2022

Our photo gallery acknowledges the work of our amazing supporters who are dedicated to a cancer free future.

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Cancer Support during Covid-19

Thursday 10 February 2022

With a surge of COVID-19 cases throughout the community and conditions changing rapidly, it’s a critical time for Cancer Council Victoria to provide support for people affected by cancer.

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“If cancer doesn’t get me, COVID’s going to.”

Wednesday 12 January 2022

Kathrine’s immunocompromised, in remission from ovarian cancer, and has tested positive for COVID. This is her experience. 

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“It’s got to be better.” Advocating for greater regional support

Wednesday 8 December 2021

Paul didn't mind the two hour commute from his regional hometown to Melbourne for his cancer treatment – but it was an entirely different story when it came to getting support.

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