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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

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

Ask a nurse

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
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