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As of December 1st, more effective screening program for cervical cancer prevention in Australia.  

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Questions about sunscreen?

Find answers to common sunscreen and sun protection questions.

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Over 2,000 Australians dying from skin cancer each year, too many people are paying for their past sun exposure with their lives.

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A new era for cervical cancer prevention in Australia

As of December 1st, more effective screening program for cervical cancer prevention in Australia.  

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Questions about sunscreen?

Find answers to common sunscreen and sun protection questions.

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Get serious about sun protection

Over 2,000 Australians dying from skin cancer each year, too many people are paying for their past sun exposure with their lives.

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Cancer Council hails landmark study in patient-centred care

6 December 2017 | Media releases

Cancer Council Australia has hailed a new $1.16 million cancer research grant announced by the Australian Government today as a landmark event in understanding cancer outcomes from the experience of patients and survivors and guiding improvements…

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Australian women encouraged to take part in new cervical screening program

1 December 2017 | Media releases

Cancer Council is encouraging eligible Australian women to take part in the renewed national cervical cancer screening program which starts today (1December). The new program is expected to reduce deaths from the disease by at least 20 percent.

The screening program, offered by the Australian Government, will see a five-yearly Cervical Screening Test for women aged 25 to 74 replacing the…

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A new era for cervical cancer prevention in Australia

1 December 2017 | News

Today marks the start of a new, more effective and more sophisticated screening program for cervical cancer prevention in Australia. 

Replacing the two-yearly Pap smear, the new test – which looks for the human papillomavirus (HPV) – is required only once every five years, and will help…

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We’re still a sunburnt country

19 November 2017 | Media releases

New Cancer Council research released today shows that Aussies are forgetting to slip on a shirt to protect themselves from the sun and that an alarming number of adults are getting sunburnt on summer weekends.  

The latest Cancer Council National Sun Protection Survey shows that overall the proportion of adults slipping on clothing to protect themselves from the sun has decreased from 19…

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Almost half of Australians confused about sunscreen

20 October 2017 | Media releases

New Cancer Council research released today (20 October) shows that Australians are becoming increasingly misinformed about sunscreen, prompting skin cancer prevention experts to bust common sunscreen myths and remind Australians to slip, slop, slap, seek (shade) and slide (on sunglasses).

The latest stats from Cancer Council’s National Sun Protection Survey, to be presented at the World…

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Silica dust – the cancer risk tradies cannot see

12 October 2017 | Media releases

With new estimates showing that over 230 lung cancer cases in Australia each year are caused by exposure to silica dust in the workplace, Cancer Council Australia is calling for tradies to be more aware of cancer risks on the job.

It is estimated that around 600,000 Australian workers each year are exposed to silica dust at work, including miners, construction workers, farmers,…

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Cancer Council hails landmark study in patient-centred care

6 December 2017 | Media releases

Cancer Council Australia has hailed a new $1.16 million cancer research grant announced by the Australian Government today as a landmark event in understanding cancer outcomes from the experience of patients and survivors and guiding improvements…

Read more

Australian women encouraged to take part in new cervical screening program

1 December 2017 | Media releases

Cancer Council is encouraging eligible Australian women to take part in the renewed national cervical cancer screening program which starts today (1December). The new program is expected to reduce deaths from the disease by at least 20 percent.

The screening program, offered by the Australian Government, will see a five-yearly Cervical Screening Test for women aged 25 to 74 replacing the…

Read more

Australia’s new cervical cancer screening program: your FAQs answered

Professor Karen Canfell
1 December 2017

Australia has long been at the forefront of cancer prevention, and we are excited by the launch of the new cervical cancer screening program that will mean fewer tests over a woman’s lifetime, coupled with earlier diagnoses and lower cervical cancer rates.

Continue reading Australia’s new cervical cancer screening program: your FAQs answered


Australia, it’s time to get serious about sun protection

Dr Andrew Miller
17 November 2017

With over 2,000 Australians dying from skin cancer each year, too many people are paying for their past sun exposure with their lives. The best way for Australians to reduce this figure is if we start using sun protection in childhood – and the best way for kids to learn is to mimic the behaviour of their parents.

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Now is not the time for Australians to lose confidence in sunscreen

Craig Sinclair
23 October 2017

With melanoma rates in Australia among the highest in the world, and two out of every three Australians diagnosed with a skin cancer by the age of 70, now is not the time to lose our confidence in sunscreen.

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What happens to your skin when you get sunburnt?

Professor H. Peter Soyer
26 September 2017

Most Australians are familiar with the painful red skin, blisters and peeling that follow too much time in the sun. But what’s actually happening in the skin during a sunburn?

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Alcohol increases cancer risk, but don't trust the booze industry to give you the facts straight

Terry Slevin
8 September 2017

The alcohol industry has been misleading the public about the real link between alcohol and cancer, with tactics similar to those used by the tobacco industry

Continue reading Alcohol increases cancer risk, but don't trust the booze industry to give you the facts straight


Australia’s new cervical cancer screening program: your FAQs answered

Professor Karen Canfell
1 December 2017

Australia has long been at the forefront of cancer prevention, and we are excited by the launch of the new cervical cancer screening program that will mean fewer tests over a woman’s lifetime, coupled with earlier diagnoses and lower cervical cancer rates.

Continue reading Australia’s new cervical cancer screening program: your FAQs answered


Australia, it’s time to get serious about sun protection

Dr Andrew Miller
17 November 2017

With over 2,000 Australians dying from skin cancer each year, too many people are paying for their past sun exposure with their lives. The best way for Australians to reduce this figure is if we start using sun protection in childhood – and the best way for kids to learn is to mimic the behaviour of their parents.

Continue reading Australia, it’s time to get serious about sun protection


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