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Kate wrote and Relayed her way through cancer

Tuesday 9 February 2021

Everyone finds their own way of working through a cancer journey. For Kate, there were two: writing and Relaying.

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Life after treatment: Wellness program helps cancer survivors find their ‘new normal’

Tuesday 9 February 2021

A new education program based on clinical research is helping cancer patients take charge of their wellness after treatment.

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Hype or hope? Direct-to-consumer cancer marker tests

Friday 5 February 2021

Many companies are selling do-it-yourself blood tests as a way to detect cancer before it spreads. But evidence shows these 'miracle' tests aren’t as safe or effective as advertised.

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People affected by cancer join the conversation

Thursday 4 February 2021

Joining the Cancer Council Victoria Community Advisory Network and sharing her personal experience with cancer not only helped Anna continue her advocacy, it also shaped important decisions related to cancer care and treatment.

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When you cover things, they last longer. Same goes for you

Thursday 21 January 2021

A new SunSmart campaign targeting men has been launched off the back of a study showing men can be complacent about sun protection – despite knowing the dangers of sun exposure and the fact that twice as many men die from skin cancer as women.

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Venture Grants Event at the State Library Victoria

Round Three of the Venture Grants Research Program at the Isabella Fraser room at the State Library Victoria.

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Slop on sunscreen this summer – just not aerosol

Thursday 17 December 2020

In the lead up to holiday season, we’re encouraging Aussies to avoid using aerosol sunscreens following new evidence that it’s extremely difficult to get good levels of UV protection from these products.

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Research funded by Christmas treats

Monday 14 December 2020

Having a catch up with loved ones over tea and cake feels even more special after the events of this year.  And now, you can share a morning tea with friends and family while helping people facing cancer.

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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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