“We even have people in their 70’s embracing the new technology and are now enthusiastic about the video calls.”
Jo-Anne was only 32 and a single mum to a seven-year-old when she was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of sinus cancer. She was only the 54th person in the world to be diagnosed with this cancer called sinonasal glomangiopericytoma.
A cancer diagnosis can be shocking to say the least. Feelings of depression, fear and anxiety are normal responses. However, psychological care following cancer treatment is significantly under-resourced.
There are many unexpected and hidden costs that accompany a diagnosis of cancer. That's why Antony and the Financial Assistance team are here to help.
We’ve been hearing from people affected by cancer about their COVID-19 related fears. This is some of what they’ve said and how we’ve responded.
Our photo gallery acknowledges the work of our amazing supporters who are dedicated to a cancer free future.
2020 sees 14 exciting new research projects getting underway, funded by people like you. These projects have been chosen for their high probability of a major breakthrough in cancer treatment.
People like you are making sure the Victorian Government' policy is shaped by the voices that matter most – people who have been touched by cancer.
Cancer can be expensive. Join our focus group and share your experience to help others and influence change.
For people affected by cancer the bushfires have had far-reaching affects. Our Holiday Break property owners share their heartbreak of what remains of their property.
March 4th is International HPV Awareness Day. If you’re aged 25-74 and have a cervix, you need a Cervical Screening Test every five years.
A revolutionary new method to monitor how products that increase the risk of cancer are marketed to children, is one of five research projects newly funded under Cancer Council Victoria’s $2.3million Venture Grants program.
We need to do more. This ground-breaking report shines a stark light on the experiences of trans and gender-diverse Australians in general health care and cancer care.
What makes a successful support group - Ararat organisers share their tips after 20 years
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