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Embracing a cancer smart lifestyle

There are plenty of health messages out there - but are the important messages getting through?

 

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Preventing skin cancer

To stay safe in the sun this summer make sure you follow Cancer Council's recommended combination of sun protection measures

 

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Grace Hamill

Grace Hamill describes how her cancer story started a lot earlier than most

 

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The March Charge

This March, enlist to push yourself at least 1/3 FURTHER/FASTER/HARDER!

 

Run all the kilometres you can and lets obliterate cancer once and for all!

 

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Myth or fact?

Heard something about cancer but not sure if it's true? Get all the facts on iheard.com.au

 

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Priority driven research applications now open

22 January 2015 | News

The Federal Government agency, Cancer Australia, is calling for applications for its 2015 round of the Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme.

The funding scheme helps to:

  • fund…
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New data shows Australians turning off solariums

22 December 2014 | Media releases

Australians support upcoming commercial solarium bans

 

New data released in the lead-up to commercial solarium bans coming into force show that Australians are ready to ditch the potentially deadly machines.

Cancer Council’s National Sun Protection Survey shows that the majority of adults (79 per cent) and adolescents (67 per cent) support the…

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New cancer report shows need to reduce disparities and address growth in patient numbers

18 December 2014 | Media releases

A new report on cancer incidence and mortality in Australia highlights the urgent need to address disparities in treatment outcomes and prepare for an increasing number of cancer patients, Cancer Council said today.

Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Ian Olver, said Cancer in Australia 2014, released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, showed a continuation of recent…

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CEOs of leading cancer organisations stand together in the fight to reduce tobacco-related death across the world

8 December 2014 | Media releases

Cancer Research UK announce £5 million investment into evidence-based tobacco control at 2014 World Cancer Congress

 

Cancer Research UK, the Union for International Cancer Control, the US National Cancer Institute and Cancer Council Australia, today formally united to further research into evidence-based tobacco control, to reduce the millions of tobacco-related…

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Australian obesity problem highlighted at World Cancer Congress

5 December 2014 | Media releases

Release of World Cancer Atlas puts future challenges in the spotlight

 

Soaring rates of obesity in Australia and other developed countries will be a major contributor to the expected 50 per cent increase in cancer cases to 21.7 million by 2030, the World Cancer Congress will be told today (5/12).

At the launch of the American Cancer Society’s…

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Governments challenged by developments in cancer screening

5 December 2014 | Media releases

Recent developments in cancer prevention and screening are raising challenges and leading to a rethink of approaches worldwide.

The HPV vaccine’s rapid impact in reducing cervical cancer risk in young women, proven efficacy of FOBT as a screening test for bowel cancer and the emergence of new technologies which hold promise for screening high-risk people are giving rise to reviews of existing…

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Embracing a cancer smart lifestyle

Jo Pham
15 January 2015

One third of cancers can be prevented. So what does it take to adopt a cancer smart lifestyle? Cancer Council staff member Jo gives it a try.

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Think treating skin cancer is always easy? Think again…

Dr Patricia Lowe
20 November 2014

As a dermatologist, I’m often confronted with the difficult task of telling my patients they have skin cancer.

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When cancer strikes – how to be a friend

Dr. Ranjana Srivastava
4 November 2014

Cancer wasn't the most painful thing to happen to me, it was the fact that my friends moved away, unsure of themselves.

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Searching for cancer information online

Jo Pham
18 August 2014

Have you ever left the doctor’s office having being told you need to get an ultrasound for a suspicious lump and immediately searched online to see what it could be?

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Get your parents to screen for bowel cancer

Paul Grogan
25 June 2014

By random coincidence, I met two people in the past week who lost parents to bowel cancer. Random, because although I work in cancer policy these were social encounters.

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