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The right side of the numbers

Monday 6 September 2021

Matt was only 37 when he received heartbreaking news from his oncologist; “I have good and bad news. The good news is the melanoma in your groin is responding to the radiotherapy. The bad news is that it’s now in your bones. I’m sorry, the cancer has progressed to stage 4.” As a single parent to 7-year-old Nixon, Matt’s greatest fears suddenly felt very real.

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Thank you for all that you do

Wednesday 1 September 2021

Our photo gallery acknowledges the work of our amazing supporters who are dedicated to a cancer free future.

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Big leaps being made against blood cancers

Thursday 2 September 2021

Blood cancers have long been considered among the ‘forgotten cancers.’ But a growing body of research is offering hope to thousands of people in Australia.

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Finding clarity in the clutter: cancer and COVID-19 vaccines

Tuesday 7 September 2021

Deciphering what COVID-19 vaccination information to trust is particularly stressful for people affected by cancer. But with your support, we’re providing reliable information to them and their loved ones.

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Research a tribute to a great man’s life

Monday 6 September 2021

After a life lived in dedication to others, Charles Campbell Coghlan OAM continues to make an incredible contribution to the world through the gift left in his Will.

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Writing a children’s book to help others

Monday 23 August 2021

Jane couldn't find an appropriate book to help her kids prepare for her cancer treatment – so she wrote one.

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Beyond Dry July: Kathryn shares how going alcohol free changed her life

Thursday 19 August 2021

This July – despite many of us enduring lockdowns and the many restrictions and stresses that come with being stuck at home – over 38,000 Australians gave up alcohol as part of Dry July, to raise funds for people affected by cancer. For Kathryn, who celebrated 2 years of being alcohol-free this July, giving it up has given her more than she imagined.

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Managing the financial burden of a cancer diagnosis

Monday 2 August 2021

The burden caused by the cost of cancer can have far-reaching implications – but there is support.

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Men in support group smiling in row

“It’s the mateship that you build with people.”

Thursday 29 July 2021

Support groups are increasingly being recognised as an important aspect of professional health care. Yet, many men struggle to seek help. 

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New nurses to meet Victoria’s cancer needs

Wednesday 21 July 2021

With COVID-19 increasing demand for cancer support, particularly in regional Victoria, the Department of Health has teamed up with Cancer Council Victoria to bring better support outside the city.

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Thank you for all that you do

Thursday 15 July 2021

Our photo gallery acknowledges the work of our amazing supporters who are dedicated to a cancer free future.

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From 1982 to today: How far we’ve come against cancer

Tuesday 6 July 2021

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.

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Geoff’s proactive approach saved his life

Tuesday 6 July 2021

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.

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Thank you for all that you do

Friday 28 May 2021

Our photo gallery acknowledges the work of our amazing supporters who are dedicated to a cancer free future.

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