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Todd Harper with Dunlop Fellowship recipient Professor Mark Dawson.

Funding boost for hard to treat cancers

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Ground-breaking research which is investigating a new way to treat cancer, has received a major funding boost.

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The girl with one eyelash

Six-year-old cancer patient Hayley lost her hair during cancer treatment.  Dad, Andrew, photographed this one eyelash that clung on for weeks.

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The value of carers

The value of carers

Thursday 18 October 2018

Looking after someone with cancer is often something you just do. It’s part of your relationship so the word ‘carer’ may seem unfamiliar. This week we celebrate National Carers Week to say thank you and acknowledge the impact this role may have on your life.

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Styling headwear with confidence

Styling headwear with confidence

Thursday 18 October 2018

If you are experiencing cancer-related hair loss, our new range of videos can help you choose and style your headwear with confidence. Watch tips from experts Dr. Susan Carland and Dianne Haynes on wearing and styling a headscarf or wig.

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Frequently asked questions about cancer pain

Frequently asked questions about cancer pain

Thursday 18 October 2018

With release of the latest edition of Overcoming Cancer Pain, Dr Tim Hucker answers some frequently asked questions about cancer pain. Dr Hucker knows all about this topic as one of Victoria's leading pain specialists and lead reviewer of our booklet.

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What to Expect - a guide to your cancer care

What to Expect - a guide to your cancer care

Thursday 18 October 2018

It’s normal to feel uncertain about what happens after a cancer diagnosis. To help, we’ve developed the What to Expect guides for 19 different cancer types. Each guide covers all expected stages of cancer care from diagnosis to treatment and living with cancer.

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Welcome to our new cancer nurses

Welcome to our new cancer nurses

Thursday 18 October 2018

Our nurses are here to answer any questions you have about cancer. When you call 13 11 20, there is always an understanding person ready to help you with information and support. Hear from our newest team members Kara, Nikki and Kate.

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Dates for diary

Dates for diary

Thursday 18 October 2018

Find out about upcoming cancer education programs held around Victoria. Read on if interested in joining the 20th anniversary of Murrumbeena Relay For Life or participating in a community panel to help better understand the public view on end-of-life and palliative care.

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Girls on a mission

Wednesday 12 September 2018

This will be the second year Bree and her sister Brittany will be hosting a Girls’ Night In in honour of their mother, grandmother, and aunty, who have all been touched by breast cancer.

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I was diagnosed two days before my 21st birthday.

Wednesday 12 September 2018

After six weeks of severe knee pain, numerous visits to the doctor and tests, Kristy was told the news. She had a tumour the size of a brick on the base of her spine, and it was pressing on her nerve endings.

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Mary-Jo and James' story

Wednesday 12 September 2018

This family’s journey with cancer began in 2011, when Mary Jo started experiencing blurry vision in her left eye.

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Meet childhood cancer survivor Stacey

Wednesday 12 September 2018

At three, Stacey was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. For her, chemotherapy was just not an option.

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7 ways to cut your cancer risk

7 ways to cut your cancer risk

Tuesday 25 September 2018

A third of cancers can be prevented with simple lifestyle changes. Get to know the seven healthy habits to make small but significant changes today.

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Less harsh cancer treatments on the horizon

Less harsh cancer treatments on the horizon

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Discoveries in immunotherapy are offering some patients alternative treatments to chemotherapy and radiation.

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Skin microscope

Regional doctors better equipped to spot the difference

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Handheld skin microscopes and training will be rolled out to Victorian GPs from October thanks to The Longest Day of Golf participants.

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