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Are Aussies becoming sun slackers?

Let’s be clear – sunburn is a sign of acute UV damage and indicates that you have increased your risk of developing skin cancer.

 

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Girls' Night In

Cancer Council’s Girls’ Night In is a fantastic chance to catch up with the girls, have fun and raise funds for all women's cancers.

 

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Kirsty Wickens

Kirsty's son Mason was diagnosed with a rhabdoid tumour when he was five months old.

 

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Tips to eat more fruit and vegetables

Healthy eating is a first step in reducing your cancer risk. Poor eating habits increase your risk of cancer at many sites in the body.


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We've Gotcha Covered

Make sure you are ready for summer with Cancer Council’s latest sun protection range. ‘Gotcha Covered’ offers fresh and innovative designs to keep you safe and looking good outdoors.

 

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Are Aussies becoming sun slackers?

Let’s be clear – sunburn is a sign of acute UV damage and indicates that you have increased your risk of developing skin cancer.

 

Read more
Get involved
Get involved

Girls' Night In

Cancer Council’s Girls’ Night In is a fantastic chance to catch up with the girls, have fun and raise funds for all women's cancers.

 

Get involved
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Read more

Kirsty Wickens

Kirsty's son Mason was diagnosed with a rhabdoid tumour when he was five months old.

 

Read more
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Learn more

Tips to eat more fruit and vegetables

Healthy eating is a first step in reducing your cancer risk. Poor eating habits increase your risk of cancer at many sites in the body.


Learn more
Find out more
Find out more

We've Gotcha Covered

Make sure you are ready for summer with Cancer Council’s latest sun protection range. ‘Gotcha Covered’ offers fresh and innovative designs to keep you safe and looking good outdoors.

 

Find out more
Read more
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Are Aussies becoming sun slackers?

Let’s be clear – sunburn is a sign of acute UV damage and indicates that you have increased your risk of developing skin cancer.

 

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Slip, slop, slack leaves Australians red-faced

21 November 2016 | Media releases

National Skin Cancer Action Week puts the spotlight on sun protection

Cancer Council research released today (20/11) shows fewer Australians are using hats to protect themselves from the sun and, as a result, are getting sunburnt on their face, head, nose or ears.

The data from Cancer Council’s National Sun Protection Survey reveals…

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Vail Professor Umberto Veronesi MD OMRI

11 November 2016 | News

Oncology surgeon and researcher Umberto Veronesi sadly passed away in Milan this week. Professor Veronesi was a pioneer of modern breast cancer treatment and was widely admired in the global cancer community.

Throughout his life and career he made an extraordinary contribution to cancer control as an oncology surgeon, researcher, director of the Italian National Cancer Institute, founder…

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Cancer Council CEO takes on global cancer challenges

9 November 2016 | News

Sanchia Aranda

Following the conclusion of the World Cancer Congress last week in Paris, Professor Sanchia Aranda, CEO, Cancer Council Australia has officially stepped into the role of President of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).

UICC is the largest and oldest international cancer organisation…

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Ugly Xmas Rashie is back for summer 2016

1 November 2016 | Media releases

KOZII Swimwear and Cancer Council have teamed up to release a brand new, limited edition Ugly Xmas Rashie in time for summer 2016!

Australia’s answer to the much-loved Ugly Xmas Sweater took the nation by storm in 2015 – selling out in just 48 hours! Cancer Council and KOZII have just released the 2016 design of the limited edition rashie,…

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Best practice guidelines for melanoma care goes digital

31 October 2016 | Media releases

First-ever online guidelines adapting to rapid change in clinical management

Health professionals treating melanoma patients have access to the first in a series of new, wiki-based clinical recommendations with the launch today of electronic clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of melanoma.

The release of…

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New recommendations for best practice care in breast cancer

24 October 2016 | News

Cancer Council Australia has welcomed a new statement on best practice in breast cancer care released today. The new recommendations, published by Cancer Australia, aim is to reduce variations in breast cancer care for women in Australia, ensuring all patients receive best practice care.

"Some patients are not getting the information they need about the options that are right for them. This…

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Slip, slop, slack leaves Australians red-faced

21 November 2016 | Media releases

National Skin Cancer Action Week puts the spotlight on sun protection

Cancer Council research released today (20/11) shows fewer Australians are using hats to protect themselves from the sun and, as a result, are getting sunburnt on their face, head, nose or ears.

The data from Cancer Council’s National Sun Protection Survey reveals…

Read more

Vail Professor Umberto Veronesi MD OMRI

11 November 2016 | News

Oncology surgeon and researcher Umberto Veronesi sadly passed away in Milan this week. Professor Veronesi was a pioneer of modern breast cancer treatment and was widely admired in the global cancer community.

Throughout his life and career he made an extraordinary contribution to cancer control as an oncology surgeon, researcher, director of the Italian National Cancer Institute, founder…

Read more

Are Aussies becoming sun-slackers?

Dr Andrew Satchell
24 November 2016

As a dermatologist working in Australia, skin cancer is something I think, see and talk about every day. I see the impact it has on too many Australian lives first hand and it’s always front of mind.

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Is your job increasing your cancer risk?

Terry Slevin
4 October 2016

Each day most of us get up, get ready, farewell our family and head off to work... we don't expect that our job could increase the risk of being told "you have cancer" twenty to forty years down the track.

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If you see us on the streets this Friday, here’s why

Professor Sanchia Aranda
22 August 2016

This Friday you will probably see Cancer Council staff and volunteers fundraising for Daffodil Day. It’s an annual event that first started in Australia 30 years ago.

Continue reading If you see us on the streets this Friday, here’s why


Vitamin D and sun protection – getting the balance right

Craig Sinclair
1 February 2016

The conundrum of how to balance the need to protect ourselves from damage caused by the sun's UV rays and the importance of getting enough vitamin D for good health has been causing public confusion for over a decade.

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Health Check: what does the UV Index mean?

Terry Slevin
8 December 2015

Alongside the day’s high and low temperatures, weather reports generally contain a UV alert for a particular time. But what does it actually mean – and what should you do about it?

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Are Aussies becoming sun-slackers?

Dr Andrew Satchell
24 November 2016

As a dermatologist working in Australia, skin cancer is something I think, see and talk about every day. I see the impact it has on too many Australian lives first hand and it’s always front of mind.

Continue reading Are Aussies becoming sun-slackers?

Categories:


Is your job increasing your cancer risk?

Terry Slevin
4 October 2016

Each day most of us get up, get ready, farewell our family and head off to work... we don't expect that our job could increase the risk of being told "you have cancer" twenty to forty years down the track.

Continue reading Is your job increasing your cancer risk?

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