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Cancer stories and news

Meet childhood cancer survivor Stacey

Wednesday 12 September 2018

At three, Stacey was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. For her, chemotherapy was just not an option.

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7 ways to cut your cancer risk

7 ways to cut your cancer risk

Tuesday 25 September 2018

A third of cancers can be prevented with simple lifestyle changes. Get to know the seven healthy habits to make small but significant changes today.

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Less harsh cancer treatments on the horizon

Less harsh cancer treatments on the horizon

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Discoveries in immunotherapy are offering some patients alternative treatments to chemotherapy and radiation.

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Skin microscope

Regional doctors better equipped to spot the difference

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Handheld skin microscopes and training will be rolled out to Victorian GPs from October thanks to The Longest Day of Golf participants.

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John Naus and family

Talking to kids about cancer

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Research shows that being open and honest with children is one of the best ways to help them.

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Rachael

What would Rachael do?

It’s with deep sadness that we share the passing of the courageous and generous Rachael to bowel cancer on 19 August 2018.

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Connecting with others: exercise and education in regional Victoria

Connecting with others: exercise and education in regional Victoria

Thursday 9 August 2018

Exercise has many general benefits for our physical and mental wellbeing, but it can be challenging to try and keep active after completing cancer treatment. Residents in the Grampians and Hume regions had an opportunity to participate in a survivorship program combining exercise, education and wellness; the results so far have been positive.

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Conversation about changes in thinking and memory

Conversation about changes in thinking and memory

Thursday 9 August 2018

Understanding Changes in Thinking and Memory is a new factsheet created for people affected by cancer. Hear from Naveena about her experience, including practical tips for friends and family. Naveena shares what helped her to work around changes in her life and to feel more in control.

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Clinical Trials: what to know and who to ask

Clinical Trials: what to know and who to ask

Thursday 9 August 2018

Join our free webinar on Tuesday 28 August at 6pm to get a better understanding of why clinical trials are important and what it means to get involved. We will explore common myths around participation and discuss the important role of trials in cancer care. If you are not available on the night, still register to receive a link to the webinar after the event.

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Join us for Daffodil Day

Join us for Daffodil Day

Thursday 9 August 2018

Daffodil Day will take place on Friday 24 August across Australia. Every year, our community comes together to raise funds for life-saving cancer research, prevention programs and support services. Thanks to improvements and breakthroughs in cancer prevention, screening and treatment, 61,000 Australian lives have been saved.

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Dates for diary

Dates for diary

Thursday 9 August 2018

Find out about upcoming cancer education programs held around Victoria. Read on if interested in joining a chemotherapy services consultation workshop, prostate cancer community education forum, or being part of a study on the emotional and physical well-being of women with breast cancer.  

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Professor Ross McKinnon

Dedicated to a better way

Losing his wife to cancer shaped Professor McKinnon’s research career.

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Declan’s Ride To A Cure

Declan’s Ride To A Cure

After losing his mum to breast cancer, Declan wanted to do something to honour her and support others like her. So he hopped on his bike and embarked on an epic ride from Melbourne to Darwin.

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Sharmaine's story

Sharmaine's story

Sharmaine knows that cancer affects everyone. However she never realised the toll it could take until her grandfather and her father were diagnosed.

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"I just wanted to be Mum." Ridma and Dion’s story

Ridma was 12 weeks pregnant when she was told she had lymphoma.

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