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Naomi, Amanda and Alice

Your feedback’s been invaluable

Thursday 31 October 2019

Thank you very much to everyone who participated in the survey and workshops we held as part of our submission to the Victorian Cancer Plan. Find out what’s happening next.

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People impacted by cancer

Use your cancer experience to help others

Thursday 31 October 2019

If you’re a cancer patient or carer, leading research institutes Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute and Monash University need your help to improve cancer outcomes.

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Daffodil Day

Thank you for painting Australia yellow

Thursday 31 October 2019

There was an incredible feeling of hope across Australia on Daffodil Day, as generous volunteers across the country exchanged daffodils for life-saving donations – all funding vital cancer research. Check out the photo gallery.

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A taste of 1958

Tuesday 24 September 2019

More than 60 years ago, Melbourne’s high society cooked up a fundraising idea – the We Cook At Home recipe book. Check out these historical recipes from Melbourne’s ‘finest hostesses’ of the 50s who were passionate about tackling cancer.

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A gift for generations to come

Thursday 19 September 2019

Have you ever wondered what legacy you’ll leave behind? Meet Sonia – a retired cancer researcher. Her experiences with cancer at work and in her family inspired her to make a difference for generations to come.

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You're funding research to help children survive cancer

Thursday 19 September 2019

You’ve brought hope to the 750 Australian children diagnosed with cancer each year. September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – the perfect opportunity to reflect on the progress made in helping kids with cancer.

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A life-saving ladies’ get-together

Monday 9 September 2019

For Jennifer, cancer has been a relentless part of life. That’s why she’s passionate about spreading awareness among her girlfriends with Girls’ Night In. She says it’s a nice feeling – knowing she’s played a part in something bigger.

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Thank you for all that you do

Thursday 5 September 2019

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

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Daffodil Day 2019

Thank you for painting Victoria yellow

Wednesday 28 August 2019

There was an incredible feeling of hope across Victoria on Daffodil Day, Friday 23 August, as generous volunteers across Australia exchanged daffodils for life-saving donations – all funding vital cancer research. Check out the photo gallery!

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Cancer nurse Robyn is here to listen

Friday 9 August 2019

For clinical nurse specialist Robyn, it was the passing of her mother from bowel cancer when Robyn was just 11 that sparked a passion to help people diagnosed with cancer.

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Cancer nurses calmed my fears

Friday 2 August 2019

Getting diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer at 32 not only shocked Jayne, but also her doctors.

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Cancer nurses a help to the whole family

Friday 26 July 2019

The support services offered while Jodie was going through her bowel cancer diagnosis ended up being beneficial to her whole family.

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Family impacted by cancer

Have your say

Wednesday 24 July 2019

What can the government do to better support Victorians impacted by cancer? We're in the final stage of public consultations for the Victorian Cancer Plan 2020-24. If you’ve had cancer or been a carer, please fill out our short survey by Sunday 28 July.

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Head and neck cancer

Cancer patients slugged out-of-pocket costs for dental care

Wednesday 24 July 2019

Australians diagnosed with cancer are being hit by thousands of dollars in hidden out-of-pocket costs for dental care during and after treatment. Cancer Council Victoria is highlighting this issue on World Head and Neck Cancer Day.

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Cancer fatigue

Voluntary Assisted Dying introduced

Wednesday 24 July 2019

On 19 June the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 came into effect in Victoria. It allows people at the end of life who are suffering in the late stages of advanced disease to request access to voluntary assisted dying.

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