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Cancer stories and news

Jenny wants her gift to make a better world

Thursday 20 August 2020

Jenny has remained warm and vibrant through the hardship of supporting two loved ones on their cancer journeys. She is now leaving a gift in her Will to honour their lives and memories.

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David Speakman, Chief Medical Officer, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Elective surgery and cancer under COVID-19 restrictions

Monday 3 August 2020

The latest update under the Victorian Government’s COVID ban on elective surgery from David Speakman, Chief Medical Officer at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

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Bianca thought she was too young for breast cancer

Monday 3 August 2020

Three years ago, Bianca was a normal 20-year-old. She was studying journalism, hitting the gym in her spare time and enjoying life with her friends and family.  It all started when Bianca first felt a lump in her breast.

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How Ebony walked her way through cancer

Sunday 19 July 2020

Exercise is the last thing most cancer patients want to do after chemotherapy. But for Ebony, a mum of two and a Walking Star, it helped her through her ordeal with breast cancer.

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Heavier alcohol consumption through COVID-19 has widespread impact

Friday 17 July 2020

People in Australia are drinking more since coronavirus escalated. The impacts are far reaching – affecting the physical and mental wellbeing of many Australians.

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You’re helping to kick-start cancer immunotherapy

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Thanks to your support, an exciting new $1.5 million research project could soon see better treatments helping more people survive a cancer diagnosis.

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Lyall Watts

The Lyall Watts Mesothelioma Research Fund

Tuesday 7 July 2020

Despite living with a demoralising cancer, Lyall never considered himself a victim. 

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Thank you for all that you do

Friday 26 June 2020

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

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Sandy Anderson, recognised with OAM

Queen’s Birthday Honours

Thursday 25 June 2020

Three award recipients have been involved with Cancer Council Victoria in governance, research and prevention, making significant impacts on improving outcomes for those affected by cancer.

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John Colebatch at work in the 1970's

John Colebatch - a pioneering cancer researcher

Tuesday 23 June 2020

John Colebatch (1909-2005) was the pioneer of paediatric chemotherapy in Australia. Thanks in part to his work, most children now survive cancer.

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Coronavirus sparks concern for smokers

Friday 12 June 2020

Emerging evidence suggests that people who smoke are more likely to develop infection with COVID-19 and experience its symptoms. Thanks to you, Quitline is ready to help anyone who wants to quit smoking.

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Finding the secrets of cancer super survivors

Friday 12 June 2020

An ambitious new project is studying a group of unique individuals who are seemingly immune to cancer. This could be the beginning of a whole new field of cancer research.

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“We’re still here”: Cancer support and COVID-19

Wednesday 27 May 2020

Many cancer patients and their carers have big concerns over how COVID-19 might affect them. Fortunately, there’s a vital line of support still available to help them through this tough time.

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Finding the light: Trent’s journey with cancer

Wednesday 27 May 2020

Thanks to successful treatment and the support of his family, Trent made it through two encounters with cancer. The experience has made him more open to stepping out of his comfort zone and speaking his mind.

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Just keep moving: staying active at home

Wednesday 27 May 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted many of our exercise routines. But the team at LiveLighter are here to help keep you motivated with some tips and inspiration for staying active in your home or neighbourhood.

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