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Cancer stories and news

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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Emma and her two children

‘It’s a double hit’: Emma needed support through cancer and COVID-19

Friday 15 May 2020

In February this year, Emma's busy life was about to change. Shockingly, the mother of two was diagnosed with breast cancer, then soon afterwards, COVID-19 hit Victoria.

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AFL legend's message to cancer patients

Monday 11 May 2020

Jarryd Roughead, AFL legend and melanoma cancer patient has shared a video message about his recent experience using telehealth for his latest consultation. 

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Video keeps cancer groups connected

Monday 11 May 2020

“We even have people in their 70’s embracing the new technology and are now enthusiastic about the video calls.” 

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Cancer nurses were there for Jo-Anne during and after treatment

Friday 8 May 2020

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.

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Mental health: the forgotten impact of cancer

Friday 8 May 2020

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.

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Meet Antony: helping patients navigate the cost of cancer

Monday 11 May 2020

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. 

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Concerns with COVID-19 and cancer

Your questions and concerns about COVID-19 and cancer

Monday 11 May 2020

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.

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Thank you for all that you do

Wednesday 8 April 2020

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

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Michelle with her father, Edward

Coping with the loss of a loved one

Friday 3 April 2020
Cancer can still touch you even if you aren’t the one with the disease. One of the hardest things people close to the patient may have to cope with is the process of grieving after losing their loved one to cancer.
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The breakthroughs you're making possible

Tuesday 7 April 2020

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.

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How Victorians' stories will help others

Monday 6 April 2020

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.

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Cost of cancer research

Join our cost of cancer focus group

Tuesday 24 March 2020

Cancer can be expensive. Join our focus group and share your experience to help others and influence change.

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A Holiday Break property burnt out by the 2020 bushfires

Afterburn: the impact on people affected by cancer

Thursday 19 March 2020

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. 

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International HPV Awareness Day

Wednesday 4 March 2020

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.

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