This amazing breakthrough is thanks to people like you. You’ve funded life-saving cancer research that’s enabled researchers to find better ways to prevent cervical cancer.
How could I have lung cancer? I’d always been really careful with my health. I have always been fit, healthy and active and never smoked a day in my life.
Professor Philip Darcy and Dr Paul Beavis are at the forefront of a new form of cancer treatment.
Cancer Council is working in partnership with world leading researchers to reduce the impact of cancer on our community.
Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world with around 1 in 13 Australians developing bowel cancer during their lifetime.
A discovery of a tiny new structure in human cells has led to promising new research into the causes and treatment of breast cancer.
Professor Joanne Aitken leads the Australian Childhood Cancer Registry, a critical Australian research tool driving major cancer research.
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Australia.
Cancer Council funded researcher, Professor Grant McArthur, has dedicated his career to curing melanoma.
Once a year, we pay special tribute to all our amazing volunteers including veteran ‘vollies’ John and Elaine. Sadly their work's just become far more personal.
We’ve got some tips to help you apply sunscreen effectively and stay protected.
It started with a gift in a Will. One family left a sizable donation because they wanted to help. “Had I not done the bowel screen, I'd have been organising palliative care,” says cancer survivor Louise.
Professor Clare Scott is working to improve treatment outcomes for one of the most deadly cancers affecting Australian women.
It’s real and you’re not alone. ‘Chemo brain’ is common in people with cancer, affecting their ability to manage at home, school or work. Here are some tips on how to find your way through the fog.
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What is cancer?
Where cancer starts, how it spreads, common risk factors and symptoms.
Types of cancer
Explore our A-Z list of cancer types, with information on diagnosis and treatment.
Learn about cancer treatments and find your local treatment centre.
Early detection offers one of the best chances of cure.
Rare and less common cancers
A cancer is rare or less common when it only affects a small number of people.
Advanced cancer usually can’t be cured, but it can often be controlled.
Genetics and risk
For some families, an inherited faulty gene means their risk of cancer is much higher.
Children, teens and young adults
No matter what age a child is, a cancer diagnosis will have a big effect on them.
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Managing daily life
Finding ways to manage the impact of cancer on daily life is important.
My Cancer Guide
A guide to support services available to Victorians affected by cancer.
Facing end of life
Information on dealing with, planning for and looking after somone at the end of life.
Caring for someone with cancer
Caring can be rewarding but also challenging, both physically and emotionally.
We offer a free, personalised wig loan service.
Financial and legal
Information and support programs related to legal and financial matters.
Information for employees and employers.
Holiday break program
Free short breaks for those affected by cancer and their families.
Support for health professionals
Key published articles, newsletters and updates from The Cancer Council.
Cancer stories and news
News from Cancer Council Victoria and stories of those affected by cancer.
Cancer and COVID-19
Learn about cancer and COVID-19, and updates about our support services.
Scientific work funded in universities, hospitals and research institutes.
Find out how we help patients access clinical trials.
Search our research
Search the vast number of projects we've been involved in over the years.
Meet our researchers
Team of researchers who have expanded our understanding of cancer.
Our Forgotten Cancers Program
Improving survival for less common and low survival cancers.
Research ethics and guidelines
Learn about our research ethics and research practice guidelines
Principles for the responsible and ethical conduct of research.
McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer
Find out how we use the law to prevent cancer and to protect people affected by it.
Victorian Cancer Registry
We register details of all cancer diagnoses to keep statistics.
Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer
Learn more about the centre and its work.
Cancer Epidemiology Division
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By remembering us in your Will, you enable us to plan for the future.
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