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Join us for the 20th anniversary of Relay For Life

Join us for the 20th anniversary of Relay For Life

Tuesday 13 March 2018

The year 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Relay For Life in Australia. The first Relay For Life took place in Murrumbeena, Victoria; 261 participants raised $75,000 for Cancer Council Victoria. Twenty years on, Relays are now held in every State and Territory, with more than 134,000 participants raising over $14 million each year for Cancer Councils across the country.

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7 myths about sun protection

There are many myths about sun protection. To keep you and your loved ones safe this summer, we’ve dispelled seven of the most common claims we’ve heard going around.

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John's story

“I was diagnosed two weeks before my wedding.” John’s survived cancer, not once, but twice. The second time with a baby on the way.

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Kaitlyn's story

I was the picture of perfect health, a fit person. Then I was diagnosed with brain cancer.

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New research shows Australians living with or beyond cancer to soar by 2040

New research shows Australians living with or beyond cancer to soar by 2040

1 in 18 Australians will have been diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime by 2040; cancer survival rates are the highest they have ever been.

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Antonia

Research student tackles most common childhood cancer

Antonia's project aims to understand why some children relapse from the most common form of childhood leukaemia.

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Supporting you over the Holiday Season

Supporting you over the Holiday Season

Monday 18 December 2017
We understand cancer doesn’t stop over the holiday season and neither do we. This time of year can be a time of joy and mixed emotions for many people. If you would like to speak with someone over the phone or online during this holiday season we can help. Read more
How we helped in 2017

How we helped in 2017

Monday 18 December 2017
A cancer diagnosis changes lives. It can be difficult to make sense of what the cancer means and how to find answers or solutions to the many concerns that arise. Cancer Council’s Cancer Information and Support Service team have been ensuring all people affected by cancer have the support they need. Read more
New site

Introducing a new-look Cancer Council Victoria website

Monday 18 December 2017
You may have noticed Cancer Council Victoria has had a website refresh. We gave our website a makeover as we wanted to ensure the new design would allow for a greater user experience ensuring our content is easily accessed whether you are using a mobile device, tablet or desktop. Read more
Clem, 13 11 20 Cancer Nurse

A conversation with Clem, 13 11 20 Cancer Nurse

Monday 18 December 2017
Would you like to get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a cancer nurse at Cancer Council Victoria? Read about Clem’s typical day and learn more about the Healthy Living after Cancer program he coordinates. Read more
Special occasions and celebrations fact sheet

Special occasions and celebrations fact sheet

Monday 18 December 2017

Would you like practical tips to help you manage the holiday season festivities? Our Special Occasions and Celebrations fact sheet provides suggestions and support to help people affected by cancer manage expectations and look after themselves.

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Five SunSmart refresher tips for summer

Five SunSmart refresher tips for summer

Monday 18 December 2017
Did you know UV levels are strong enough in summer to damage your skin in just 11 minutes? Make sure you don’t get caught out. Check out these five handy tips to make sure you have sun protection sorted. Read more
Cancer Services guide

Cancer Council Victoria introduces the Cancer Services guide

Tuesday 17 October 2017
Cancer Council Victoria has launched a Cancer Services guide. A one-stop patient support resource. This guide is designed for Victorians affected by cancer, delivering a roadmap for patients, carers and survivors by directing them to services and information. Read more
Conversation

A conversation with Tom, Family Connect volunteer

Tuesday 17 October 2017
We speak to Tom, a Family Connect volunteer who was caring for his wife after she was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in August 2014. Read on to learn more about Tom and Family Connect - a program for friends and family supporting someone with a cancer diagnosis. Read more
Julie and Nat

13 11 20 Cancer Nurses supporting carers

Tuesday 17 October 2017
Did you know approximately 35% of calls to 13 11 20 are from carers looking for practical support services to help them while looking after someone with cancer? Natalie and Julie, both cancer nurses who have worked in this field with a combined experience of over 40 years discuss how they provide support to people who call. Read more
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