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Cancer stories and news

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

Don't try and do it all on your own

Tuesday 8 August 2023
Rachel was 19 weeks pregnant when she found out she had cancer. The 33 year old office clerk was diagnosed with stage 3, ductal carcinoma when she found a lump on her breast in December 2021. Read more

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger

Stacey-Lee, 28, a part-time nurse, has been diagnosed with cancer three times. She was diagnosed with leukaemia for the first time when she was 3 years old, and then relapsed when she was 7 years old.    Read more

You’re not alone: contact cancer support

Talk to an experienced cancer nurse for the information, support and understanding you need. Read more

Breakthrough July thank you

You are supporting Victorians affected by cancer by fundraising, volunteering or donating to cancer research, prevention and support. Read more

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If you have questions you would like answered about cancer and cancer support, our cancer nurses are here to help you. Read more

Cutting-edge method to treat breast cancer

In a cutting-edge new study funded by Cancer Council Victoria, Dr Ajithkumar Vasanthakumar from the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute and his colleagues are developing a new therapeutic approach to target immunosuppressive cells that block the effectiveness of immunotherapy for patients living with breast cancer. Read more

Get the facts on vaping

In early May, news of reforms to tackle smoking and vaping was warmly welcomed by Quit and Cancer Council Victoria, along with many parents and teachers. Read more

Impact under the microscope

In May, people who have or are considering including a gift in their Will to Cancer Council Victoria were invited on a laboratory tour to learn about the ground-breaking research underway - seeing first-hand the impact a gift in their Will can have. Read more

Remembering a Much-Loved Sister

Yarrawonga local, Andy Jaques, recently created her own fundraiser shaving her head in memory of her sister Gill who passed away from bowel cancer. Read more

Thank you for celebrating 30 years of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea with us

In May, we celebrated a special milestone with the 30th birthday of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. Read more

"I never thought cancer would be my story"

Thursday 22 June 2023
When Nicole was diagnosed with breast cancer, she was terrified of the pain her family would be put through watching her fight for her life. Read more
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