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Kelly's family

A Christmas letter to my daughter

Thursday 31 October 2019

Intensive chemotherapy saved Kelly’s life when she was diagnosed with bone cancer, but it also left her with a whole range of lifelong side effects.

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People with cancer should not have to put up with depression - the black dog - and anxiety

Speaking out about the effects of cancer on mental health

Thursday 31 October 2019

People with cancer have higher rates of mental illness: that’s why Cancer Council Victoria made a submission to the Royal Commission into Mental Health

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A mother’s wish

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Kelly was just 14 years when she was first diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, and would face cancer twice before she turned 20.

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Help reduce the cost of cancer

Thursday 31 October 2019

If the financial cost of cancer has adversely affected you, please join our advocacy work to help others.

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Woman with cancer

Cancer patients impacted by breast implant recall

Thursday 31 October 2019

Research linking some breast implants to a rare cancer, and the subsequent world-wide recall, has caused confusion at an already difficult time for people with breast cancer.

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Breakthrough treatment reduces risk of chemo-induced early menopause

Reducing chemo-induced early menopause

Thursday 31 October 2019

A global clinical trial led in Europe and Australia by Colebatch Fellowship recipient, Prof Kelly-Anne Phillips, has identified a treatment that helps prevent early onset of menopause in young women treated with chemotherapy for breast cancer.

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Research benefits from insurers' ban on genetic test results

Less stress over genetic tests

Thursday 31 October 2019

Cancer in the family? Thinking about genetic tests? Having them may not affect your life insurance cover any more.

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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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Supporters

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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