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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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"It was good to get away"

Friday 19 July 2019

Georgina and her family were able to put Mark's shocking bowel cancer diagnosis aside during their short break at Inverloch through Cancer Council’s Holiday Break Program.

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Missy, childhood cancer survivor

The Daffodil gives us hope. Research is saving lives.

Wednesday 24 July 2019

Thousands of Australians will join together for the Daffodil Day Appeal this August, to riase funds for life-saving cancer research. Lives like Missy's, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia when she was nine. Please donate or volunteer this Daffodil Day Appeal. 

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Daffodil Day volunteering a bright spot for Lindy

Friday 19 July 2019

It all started 30 years ago. Lindy was a happy, 25-year-old newlywed, then she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. That’s why she’s been a Daffodil Day volunteer for nearly 15 years.

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How to cut back on food delivery and boost your health

Friday 19 July 2019

A new LiveLighter survey shows that there’s a growing ‘app-etite’ for online food ordering, draining both our wallets and our health. If this sounds all too familiar, don’t worry – these tips will help make home cooking easier.

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Wearable tech could increase activity and lead to better sleep

Friday 19 July 2019

The health benefits of a good night’s sleep are becoming increasingly apparent, and evidence suggests that cancer survivors have more trouble sleeping than the general population. Dr Nga Nguyen is researching the impact wearable devices can have on activity and sleep.

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Claire with her family.

“Just keep looking forward”

Tuesday 18 June 2019

42-year-old mother Claire “would have come undone” dwelling on the potentially dire outcome of her breast cancer diagnosis. Instead, she decided to fundraise with Run Melbourne.

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Rachael, Aaron and family

Rachael’s final message

Tuesday 4 June 2019

Rachael always thought of others. She knew cancer research was a way to give families more time. – Aaron.

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