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Cancer stories and news

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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Unhealthy product marketing to kids

Thursday 19 March 2020

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.

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A long way to go to achieve fair treatment in cancer care

Cancer care for all Australians

Thursday 19 March 2020

 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.

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Kaye Fox (left) and Bev Walker, dedicated support group organisers

Ginger fluff, a croquet club and a cone of silence

Thursday 19 March 2020

What makes a successful support group - Ararat organisers share their tips after 20 years

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Share your cancer experience

Share your cancer experience with Peter Mac 

Thursday 19 March 2020

Peter Mac’s researchers are looking to learn from your experiences of cancer and treatment to advance the search for cancer cures. Become a community representative - you don’t need a science background.

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Melbourne tram in CBD

Reducing travel costs for patients

Thursday 19 March 2020

As part of our ongoing work to reduce the costs of cancer, Cancer Council Victoria has made a submission to the Parliament of Victoria’s Inquiry into Expanding Melbourne’s Free Tram Zone.

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Teenage cancer patients and adult clinical trials

Thursday 19 March 2020

Cancer Council Victoria supports US  guidelines  being adopted in Australia to increase the access of young Australians to potentially effective therapies and better outcomes.

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Nerve pain (peripheral neuropathy)

Thursday 19 March 2020

See our new resources to support you and people affected by cancer. 

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