Cancer stories and news

Christmas support

Support this holiday season needed more than ever

Friday 11 December 2020

As Victoria’s restrictions ease and many of us look forward to a break and time with loved ones over the festive season, for people affected by cancer this can be a particularly difficult time of year.

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Gay and Rob

How Gay has cared for the people she loves

Friday 11 December 2020

Gay knows all too well what it means to be a cancer carer, having cared for two partners through their diagnoses. And while being a cancer carer is never easy, for Gay it came with an extra burden: her own cancer diagnosis.

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There's nothing healthy about a tan ... still

Thursday 3 December 2020

With summer arriving and new data showing Aussies are still tanning, SunSmart is again reminding Victorians there’s no such thing as a safe tan.

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Share your telehealth story with us

Share your cancer care telehealth experiences with us

Monday 16 November 2020

If you've had a telehealth appointment for your cancer treatment during the COVID-19 restrictions, we'd like to hear from you.

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Some things might’ve changed in the last 40 years but ‘it’s still the same sun’

Tuesday 17 November 2020

Cancer Council has launched It’s still the same sun, a campaign designed to remind adults and parents of young children that sun protection is just as important now as it was when Sid the Seagull first graced our living rooms.

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Climate and Health initiative launched

Monday 16 November 2020

The Achievement Program has launched a Climate and Health pathway to support its members – early childhood services, schools and workplaces  – to take climate actions that also support health and wellbeing.   

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'Cervical screening saved my life': Karina encourages others to screen

Cervical screening found Karina's cancer early, when successful treatment was possible. Now, she's using her experience to encourage others to screen regularly.

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13 11 20 nurses

The heart of healthcare

Friday 13 November 2020

Given today’s date - 13/11/20 - is also the number for our 13 11 20 cancer nurses, we’re taking the opportunity to recognise the life-changing work they do.

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“I’ve been lucky, but I wouldn’t wish this on anyone.”

Friday 13 November 2020

Carol was 72 when a regular mammogram revealed a lump and she was diagnosed with HER2 breast cancer. She's faced financial stress as a result of her diagnosis but reached out to Cancer Council for help.

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Kane's mother doesn't want other families to suffer

Saturday 24 October 2020

Kane died of a rare form of lymphoma when he was 13 years old. His mother Natalie wants cancer research to find new treatments so other families don't have to suffer.

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MaskSmart but not SunSmart

Thursday 22 October 2020

Victorians are celebrating the easing of COVID-19 restrictions by spending more time outside. But alarmingly, new research shows that most of us don’t understand when we should be using sun protection.

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Health 2020: Decades of discoveries and still going strong

Wednesday 21 October 2020

From alcohol to exercise, fatty acids to sugary drinks, we know more than ever about what affects our risk of cancer. Much of this is thanks to one extensive study – Health 2020.

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Josh getting SunSmart as he heads back to school after months of home schooling

Victorian educators shine as they help children Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide.

Thursday 15 October 2020

A record number of Victorian educators took the initiative to upskill in sun protection during lockdown helping to ensure children are well protected as they returned to learn and play outdoors this month.

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Promoting cancer screening through art

Find out how we helped encourage Aboriginal women to get screened for cervical cancer.

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Cost of cancer

Is COVID-19 increasing your cancer costs?

Tuesday 8 September 2020

If you're paying more for things like tests, scans, medications, specialists, transport and accommodation, we want to hear from you.

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