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When cancer strikes – how to be a friend

Oncologist and author Dr Srivastava shares her advice on how to support a friend through a cancer diagnosis.

 

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World Cancer Congress

The World Cancer Congress is coming to Australia in December, register now

 

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Nell Hanbury

Sydney nurse, Nell, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, aged 25.

 

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Eat for health

You can lower your risk of cancer by enjoying a healthy diet, being physically active every day and maintaining a healthy body weight. Studies show being overweight, physically inactive and not eating well cause nearly one third of all cancers.

 

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kNOw Asbestos in your home

If you are thinking of doing a renovation, Cancer Council's new eLearning course kNOw Asbestos in your home will be invaluable. Find out more about the course and about online learning here

 

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Teens tone down tanning 10 years on

17 November 2014 | Media releases

Attitudes to tanning improve, but sun protection neglected

 

New findings from Cancer Council’s National Sun Protection Survey show Australian adolescents are developing healthier attitudes towards tanning, but there is still room for improvement.

Research released today (17/11) shows 38 per cent of young Australians (aged 12-17 years) like to…

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Thanks a bunch Australia!

29 October 2014 | Media releases

Coles raises a blooming $2.84 million for Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day

Coles supermarkets and Coles Express are celebrating a record-breaking fundraising effort after raising their greatest amount ever, more than $2.8 million for this year’s Daffodil Day campaign.

Over the past 19 years, Coles has raised more than $19 million for Cancer Council through…

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Youth tobacco smoking in Poland surges in step with electronic cigarette use

28 October 2014 | Media releases

New study shows why tobacco industry investing millions in e-cigarettes

A new study showing a major increase in the dual use of electronic and smoked tobacco cigarettes among Polish teenagers should ring alarm bells about the health risks electronic cigarettes could pose to young Australians, Cancer Council Australia said today.

The study, published…

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Cancer Council Australia congratulates France on plain packaging decision

26 September 2014 | Media releases

Cancer Council Australia has congratulated the government of France for announcing its intention to introduce legislation for the plain packaging of tobacco products next year, to become effective in 2016.

Chair of Cancer Council's Tobacco Issues Committee, Kylie Lindorff, said France would now become the third country, after Australia and Ireland, to eliminate the use of packaging as a…

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New cancer research report reflects importance of not-for-profit sector

24 September 2014 | Media releases

Cancer Council Australia has welcomed an audit of Australian cancer research funding published today (24/9), showing the nation’s overall investment has doubled over the past eight years, with a modest relative increase in funds for cancers causing high death rates.

Cancer Research in Australia, released by the Australian Government agency Cancer Australia, found that a total of $1.3 billion…

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Cancer Council publishes first Australian guidelines on Barrett’s Oesophagus and Oesophageal Adenocarcinoma

15 September 2014 | Media releases

Cancer Council Australia has published new clinical guidelines which will help provide greater consistency in the management one of Australia’s fastest growing cancers and its known precursor, Barrett’s oesophagus.

The new clinical guidelines for the “management and diagnosis of Barrett’s Oesophagus and…

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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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What should I do if someone I love smokes?

Luke Atkin
30 May 2014

At Quit, we get around 20,000 calls a year from smokers trying, or intent on trying to give up.

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