World Cancer Congress
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Australia's Biggest Morning Tea
When it comes to Australia's Biggest Morning Tea, every cup really does count in the fight against cancer.
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Jessica talks bravely about losing both parents to cancer before she turned 25.
Family history and cancer
It is not uncommon for more than one member of a family to have cancer. Find out what it means to have a family history of cancer, the different types of family cancers and who you can contact for further information.
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Living with cancer
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3 April 2014 | Media releases
The UK Government should be congratulated for taking another step closer to introducing plain packaging for tobacco, Cancer Council Australia said today.
CEO of Cancer Council Australia and medical oncologist, Professor Ian Olver, said the UK Government’s announcement that the case for plain packaging was “compelling” and that it would soon table draft regulations was a victory for evidence…Read more
24 March 2014 | News
Cancer Council Australia has been overwhelmed with the public support following the viral #nomakeupselfies…Read more
26 February 2014 | News
We know all about the benefits of shade, sunnies and sunscreen, but when it comes to identifying potential skin cancers, do you really know what to look out for?
Two in three Australians will develop skin cancer by the age of 75. A simple check every now and then can help you spot any potential skin cancers before they spread. It may even save your life!
Spotting the tell-tale signs…Read more
13 February 2014 | Media releases
Canadian study ‘not relevant to Australia’
The weight of scientific evidence shows mammographic screening for breast cancer is a lifesaving public health intervention irrespective of a new Canadian study that questions mortality benefit, Cancer Council Australia said today [13 Feb].
Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Ian Olver, said the Canadian study, published…Read more
4 February 2014 | Media releases
Increased incidence gives rise to harmful cancer myths
A new global scientific report released today (4/2) for World Cancer Day shows that cancer is the biggest cause of mortality worldwide, responsible for 8.2 million deaths per year and rising.
The World Cancer Report also predicts that cancer incidence will increase by 75% over the next two decades, exceeding…Read more
29 January 2014 | News
February 4 is World Cancer Day. This year’s theme is ‘Debunk the myths’ and focuses on dismissing cancer misconceptions, communicating the facts and raising general awareness about cancer prevention and treatment.
If you’ve heard a claim about cancer and want to find out whether it’s true or not, Cancer Council’s iheard website and new…Read more
16 April 2014
Electronic cigarettes containing nicotine cannot be lawfully sold in Australia. These devices have never been legal here because of the restrictions that apply under poison control regulations.
Continue reading Extreme caution needed on electronic cigarettes
9 April 2014
How often do we stop and think about what we are doing to help the cancer cause or talk about cancer prevention?
Continue reading Cancer awareness selfies - selfless or all in vain?
2 April 2014
When you undergo a test or treatment that aims to improve your health, how do you know it will work?
Continue reading Mammogram still best option for breast checks
21 March 2014
Most of us are living longer and we are all expected to be working longer. Because the likelihood of cancer increases as we age, we’re more likely to be diagnosed with cancer while still a member of the paid workforce.
Continue reading What are cancer clusters?
10 February 2014
Alcohol and cancer is a topic that arouses a lot of controversy: many Australians like the odd drink but don't want to make the connection to cancer, the world's biggest killer.
Continue reading Health Check: does alcohol cause cancer?