Supporting World Cancer Day
This year’s international theme focuses on the many things that individuals and groups can do to reduce the burden of the cancer
Preventing skin cancer
To stay safe in the sun this summer make sure you follow Cancer Council's recommended combination of sun protection measures
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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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.
Living with cancer
Reduce your risks
3 February 2016 | Media releases
Time to rethink management of our most feared disease
The number of Australians living with cancer or having survived a diagnosis has exceeded 1 million for the first time1, highlighting a change in how we should manage the disease, according to Cancer Council Australia.
Professor Sanchia Aranda, CEO of Cancer Council Australia and…Read more
30 January 2016 | Media releases
Experts agree on sun protection and vitamin D
New recommendations published today (31/1) by national peak health bodies aim to provide clearer and simpler advice to Australians on how they can balance the need for sun protection to reduce skin cancer risk with maintaining healthy vitamin D levels for optimal health.
The recommendations have…Read more
29 January 2016 | News
A researcher from Monash University who aims to uncover why there are differences in lung cancer outcomes for Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) has been awarded Cancer Council funding through a national priority research scheme.
The grant, awarded through the Priority…Read more
27 January 2016 | News
February 4 2016 is World Cancer Day.
This year’s international theme is ‘We Can. I Can.’ and focuses on the many things that individuals and groups can do to reduce the burden of cancer across the globe.
This World Cancer Day, Cancer Council Australia is highlighting support for cancer patients and survivors.
It is expected that 130,000 Australians will be diagnosed with…Read more
19 January 2016 | Media releases
For the first time, health professionals have access to evidence-based recommendations for using the prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test to assess prostate cancer risk and manage test-detected patients, following the publication today (20/01) of new clinical practice guidelines.
The guidelines, PSA Testing and Early Management of Test-detected Prostate Cancer: Guidelines for health…Read more
11 January 2016 | News
Healthy habits can reduce the chance of cancer returning for those who have already overcome the disease.
Cancer Council has launched a free program and invites residents from New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, the Northern Territory and Western Australia, who have completed treatment (with curative intent) for any type of cancer at any…Read more
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.
Continue reading Vitamin D and sun protection – getting the balance right
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?
Continue reading Health Check: what does the UV Index mean?
18 November 2015
As a dermatologist, I see many people who are 'UV aware' and apply sun protection. Yet for some, to their shock and disbelief, I have to give them the news that they have skin cancer.
Continue reading The skin damage I see doesn’t just happen at the beach
28 October 2015
Yesterday, the cancer arm of the The World Health Organization released its evaluation on how likely red and processed meats are to cause cancer.
2 June 2015
The recent parliamentary inquiry into cancer cases among firefighters trained at Fiskville in Victoria has thrown cancer risks in the workplace back into the public spotlight.
Continue reading Cancer risks in the workplace – the job’s not done … yet