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Caring through touch

Safe and simple massage techniques can also be used at home by those caring for a person affected by cancer to provide a sense of calm, comfort and connection. Read more

Busting clinical trial myths

Dr Dishan Herath from Western Health helps to dispel common misconceptions around participating in clinical trials. Read more

Clinical trials through the eyes of a patient

Jules, diagnosed with metastatic melanoma in 2020, shares her experience as part of a clinical trial and her advice to Victorians recently diagnosed with cancer. Read more

New research exposes the manipulative tricks the e-cigarette industry uses to normalise vaping among teens on social media

VicHealth and Quit have released alarming new research revealing the sneaky and unethical ways the vaping industry uses social media to promote and sell dangerous products to young Australians. Read more

5 ways to save money and eat well

With many Australians struggling with the cost of living right now and looking for ways to reduce the cost of their food bill just to get by, we thought it would be timely to share some top tips that you can do to save money while still eating healthy. Read more

A legacy to the future of cancer research

For Maria, supporting cancer research is everything - she has witnessed too many friends and family dying from cancer.  The prospect of finding solutions that will help people with cancer to “recover and have a wonderful life” is one that has inspired her to leave a gift in her Will that will have a significant impact on future generations.  Read more

Ask a Nurse - Common Questions Regarding Cancer

Our cancer nurses can discuss your needs and refer you to the right care depending on your circumstances. We can offer free, short-term phone counselling to help you and those closest to you work through any cancer related concerns. Read more

Daffodil Day turns Victoria into a sea of yellow

For more than 30 years, Daffodil Day has been a chance for Victorians to come together and, for all that cancer takes, give hope. Read more

Don’t take the risk, take the test 

If you’re aged 50 to 74 you will have received a bowel screening kit in the mail. Bowel cancer survivor, Laurie, is urging all Australians who receive the test to Get to It.  Read more

Relay for Life tradition has big impact

The staff, students and families of Beaconhills College in Melbourne’s South-East have been a valued supporter of Cancer Council Victoria for over a decade. During that time, they’ve raised just over $330,000 for cancer research, support and prevention Read more

Thank You

By donating, fundraising or volunteering, you're supporting Victorians affected by cancer through cancer research, prevention, and support. In this month's Breakthrough we say Thank You! Read more

Landmark legislation to reignite the fight against smoking and nicotine addiction

Cancer Council Australia welcomes the new landmark Public Health (Tobacco and Other Products) Bill 2023 introduced today, as a critical action to prevent and further reduce harm caused by tobacco products and nicotine addiction. Read more

Blooming Beautiful

Daily Blooms has partnered with Cancer Council for Daffodil Day donating delightful daffodil bouquets to be sent to thank our major donors for their continued support. Read more

If you have a phone, you have access to support

For people living in regional and rural areas, our cancer support nurses are just a phone call away. Read more

First Nations cultural safety at Cancer Council Victoria

Cancer Council Victoria is proactively creating a culturally safe and identifiable space for Aboriginal and/or Torres Straits Islander peoples. Read more
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