Cancer Council Victoria is recognising and celebrating the tireless work of our volunteers for National Volunteer Week (May 17 – 23).
“I see a beautiful little boy growing up without his dad, who won’t be there to share his milestones."
Brenton has seen cancer impact his own family. So he decided to take on a challenge to make a difference.
New funding into clinical trials of $1.5 million was recently announced. These trials aim to improve the quality of life of people diagnosed with cancer.
Our photo gallery acknowledges the work of our amazing supporters who are dedicated to a cancer free future.
Brent began taking part in Relay For Life as a 28-year-old. Ten years later, his passion led him to another step: leaving a gift in his Will.
Ads for direct-to-consumer cancer marker tests claim they can detect cancer without needing to see a doctor. Do they live up to their promises?
Through all the challenges we’ve faced in the past year, there’s been one big thing giving us hope: the ground-breaking cancer research projects you help fund.
“When I was diagnosed, it was a time in my life when I was just starting to find my feet and discover where I belonged in the world. Then it all came crashing down.”
Being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 74 was the last thing Pat expected. Now she wants to ensure her own children and grandchildren are diligent about their breast health.
AFTER being diagnosed with young onset colorectal cancer (YOCRC) three years ago, Emma Barrance-Kelly is helping improve cancer outcomes for others.
Sunburn on a child or adolescent means something has gone wrong in our duty of care to protect the younger generation. It’s a condition that’s particularly hard to stomach given sunburn is almost always preventable. It simply should never happen.
Vicki was diagnosed with aggressive stage 1 lung cancer and her life quickly spiralled as the costs of treatment built up. A call with our financial counsellor was one of the most important calls of her life.
An up-and-coming group of anti-cancer drugs has shown promising signs in a recent study, increasing the chance of kinder and more effective therapies for bowel and breast cancer patients.
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