Three years ago, Bianca was a normal 20-year-old. She was studying journalism, hitting the gym in her spare time and enjoying life with her friends and family. It all started when Bianca first felt a lump in her breast.
Exercise is the last thing most cancer patients want to do after chemotherapy. But for Ebony, a mum of two and a Walking Star, it helped her through her ordeal with breast cancer.
People in Australia are drinking more since coronavirus escalated. The impacts are far reaching – affecting the physical and mental wellbeing of many Australians.
Thanks to your support, an exciting new $1.5 million research project could soon see better treatments helping more people survive a cancer diagnosis.
Despite living with a demoralising cancer, Lyall never considered himself a victim.
Our photo gallery acknowledges the work of our amazing supporters who are dedicated to a cancer free future.
Three award recipients have been involved with Cancer Council Victoria in governance, research and prevention, making significant impacts on improving outcomes for those affected by cancer.
John Colebatch (1909-2005) was the pioneer of paediatric chemotherapy in Australia. Thanks in part to his work, most children now survive cancer.
Emerging evidence suggests that people who smoke are more likely to develop infection with COVID-19 and experience its symptoms. Thanks to you, Quitline is ready to help anyone who wants to quit smoking.
An ambitious new project is studying a group of unique individuals who are seemingly immune to cancer. This could be the beginning of a whole new field of cancer research.
Many cancer patients and their carers have big concerns over how COVID-19 might affect them. Fortunately, there’s a vital line of support still available to help them through this tough time.
Thanks to successful treatment and the support of his family, Trent made it through two encounters with cancer. The experience has made him more open to stepping out of his comfort zone and speaking his mind.
COVID-19 has disrupted many of our exercise routines. But the team at LiveLighter are here to help keep you motivated with some tips and inspiration for staying active in your home or neighbourhood.
In February this year, Emma's busy life was about to change. Shockingly, the mother of two was diagnosed with breast cancer, then soon afterwards, COVID-19 hit Victoria.
Jarryd Roughead, AFL legend and melanoma cancer patient has shared a video message about his recent experience using telehealth for his latest consultation.
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