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Outsmarting ovarian cancer

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Professor Clare Scott is working to improve treatment outcomes for one of the most deadly cancers affecting Australian women.

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Naveena, cancer survivor

Understanding and managing ‘chemo brain’

Wednesday 13 February 2019

It’s real and you’re not alone. ‘Chemo brain’ is common in people with cancer, affecting their ability to manage at home, school or work. Here are some tips on how to find your way through the fog.

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Dr Mark Miles

Treating cancers without creating new ones

Wednesday 13 February 2019

A new post-doctoral study at La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science aims to investigate kinder treatments for cancer patients; addressing the sometimes severe and tragic side effects of current therapies.

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Improving the lives of Australian men living with prostate cancer

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Associate Professor David Smith is leading one of the world’s longest studies into the experiences of men diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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Jess with her husband Russ

What a difference a year made

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Russ and Jessica had a busy 2016 with their pregnancy, new home and wedding. With so much to look forward to, they never expected a brain cancer diagnosis.

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Kylie and Anthony

Wedding favours with a difference

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Cancer has affected Kylie and Anthony in more ways than one. That’s why when it came to their special day, they wanted to do something to help others have their own happy ending.

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Sandi Givens with her mother, Elaine Givens.

"My mum is with me when I Relay"

Monday 14 January 2019

A leaflet in Sandi’s letterbox prompted her to “leave a positive mark on the universe” following the death of her mother.

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Supporting you over the holiday season

Supporting you over the holiday season

Thursday 20 December 2018

We understand cancer doesn’t stop over the holidays and neither do we. This time of year may bring about a range of mixed emotions. If you would like to talk, contact us to discuss ways to manage the festive season.

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Celebrations and special occasions

Celebrations and special occasions

Thursday 20 December 2018

Would you like practical tips to help you manage the holiday season festivities? Our Special Occasions and Celebrations fact sheet provides suggestions to help people affected by cancer manage expectations and to look after themselves.

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Connecting with others

Connecting with others

Thursday 20 December 2018

The busyness of the holiday period increases the daily load, and it can be overwhelming if you are also caring for someone with cancer. We can help connect you with someone who has been in a similar situation and knows how it feels.

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Protect your skin this summer

Protect your skin this summer

Thursday 20 December 2018

As we prepare for the holiday break, and enjoy time outdoors, SunSmart is launching its summer campaign to remind us that everywhere we go this summer, UV will damage unprotected skin. Watch the campaign and read our tips and tricks to protect your skin.

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Season's Greetings

Season's Greetings

Thursday 20 December 2018

Our team at Cancer Council are here to ensure all people affected by cancer have access to the information and support they need. No matter where you live across Victoria, our understanding nurses are available to provide information you can trust. Call 13 11 20 or email askanurse@cancervic.org.au Monday to Friday 9am-5pm any time of the year (excluding public holidays).

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Jane, bowel cancer survivor, pictured with her husband and three kids.

Getting to the ‘bottom’ of it - Jane’s journey with bowel cancer

Thursday 22 November 2018

At 35, Jane was a busy working mother of three. She never expected to hear the words 'you have bowel cancer'.

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Our Election Priorities 2018

Our election priorities 2018

Monday 5 November 2018

We we have outlined the key areas we would like to see the next Victorian Government address to help us to prevent cancer, empower patients and save lives through research, support services and public education campaigns.

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Joanne Gunnersen and Helen Fazzino

A touching Christmas tribute

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Joanne loves to cook. Her passion for baking led her to start her own social enterprise that's now helping people impacted by cancer and living with a disability.

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