Our photo gallery acknowledges the work of our amazing supporters who are dedicated to a cancer free future.
While some 80s trends may never be forgotten, some have improved – like the number of people surviving a cancer diagnosis. New government data shows how far we’ve come.
Geoff was given only a 30% chance of surviving oesophageal cancer. But thanks to his own diligence and the unwavering support of his wife, Jeanette, he’s still here today.
“Warren always put his hand up for any extra tests. His theory was that even though none of it worked for him, we would learn something from it to benefit people in the future. "
E-cigarette use is climbing among teenagers due to dodgy online marketing and influence from their peers. But we’re developing resources to educate our kids.
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.
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.
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What is cancer?
Where cancer starts, how it spreads, common risk factors and symptoms.
Types of cancer
Explore our A-Z list of cancer types, with information on diagnosis and treatment.
Learn about cancer treatments and find your local treatment centre.
Cancer Screening and Early Detection
Early detection offers one of the best chances of cure.
Rare and less common cancers
A cancer is rare or less common when it only affects a small number of people.
Advanced cancer usually can’t be cured, but it can often be controlled.
Genetics and risk
For some families, an inherited faulty gene means their risk of cancer is much higher.
Children, teens and young adults
No matter what age a child is, a cancer diagnosis will have a big effect on them.
Cancer information and support services for Victorian Aboriginal communities.
Cancer information and support services for LGBTIQ+ communities.
Easy English resources
Contact cancer support
Cancer counselling services
Free, short term phone counselling services to help you work through any cancer related concerns.
Managing daily life
Finding ways to manage the impact of cancer on daily life is important.
Connect and learn
Connect with others and participate in our free education programs.
My Cancer Guide
A guide to support services available to Victorians affected by cancer.
Facing end of life
Information on dealing with, planning for and looking after somone at the end of life.
Caring for someone with cancer
Caring can be rewarding but also challenging, both physically and emotionally.
We offer a free, personalised wig loan service.
Financial and legal
Information and support programs related to legal and financial matters.
Information for employees and employers.
Holiday break program
Free short breaks for those affected by cancer and their families.
Support for health professionals
Key published articles, newsletters and updates from The Cancer Council.
Cancer stories and news
News from Cancer Council Victoria and stories of those affected by cancer.
Cancer and COVID-19
Learn about cancer and COVID-19, and updates about our support services.
About our research
Our research impact
Scientific work funded in universities, hospitals and research institutes.
Find out how we help patients access clinical trials.
Victorian Cancer Registry
A world leader in data collection on cancer in Victoria.
Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer
Testing policies and campaigns that can reduce population cancer risk.
Cancer Epidemiology Division
Undertaking research to understand factors that can contribute to the development of cancer.
McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer
Find out how we use the law to prevent cancer and to protect people affected by it.
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Honour your loved one
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Make a regular donation
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Leave a gift in your Will
By remembering us in your Will, you enable us to plan for the future.