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Cancer Council Australia is recognising Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, held in September every year.

 

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Introducing Gather My Crew

Introducing Gather My Crew, the online tool to help those in a health crisis

 

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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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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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Cost of cigarettes biggest motivator for quitting

28 September 2017 | Media releases

Cancer Council has welcomed new research showing the proportion of Australian smokers motivated to quit by the rising cost of tobacco products has increased from 35.8% to almost 52% in the past decade.
 
Professor Sanchia Aranda, CEO, Cancer Council Australia, said discouraging smoking through product price increases was one of the most effective strategies to reduce the…
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Include A Charity Week: leaving a bequest to Cancer Council in your will

15 September 2017 | News

No one likes to think about writing their will, but it is an important piece of paperwork to consider. It can help make sure that those you care for are looked after, and that your plans are carried out as you wished.

Of course family and loved ones should always be a priority. But beyond that, some Australians choose to give a small amount of their estate to their favourite charity.

September…

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Cancer Council Australia and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2017

8 September 2017 | News

Cancer Council Australia is recognising Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, held in September every year.

The international awareness month focuses on children’s cancers and highlights the need for further research and improved treatments and outcomes for young patients.

Childhood cancers remain the most common cause of disease-related deaths for children aged 0-14 in Australia. Sadly,…

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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…

Read more

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,…

Read more

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


Introducing Gather My Crew, the online tool to help those in a health crisis

Susan Palmer
17 August 2017

Whether it’s a cancer diagnosis, a traumatic spinal injury or a child born with a congenital condition, in each instance the family dealing with the crisis is thrown in to turmoil.

Continue reading Introducing Gather My Crew, the online tool to help those in a health crisis

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Looking after yourself when you’re caring for someone with cancer

Professor Sanchia Aranda
8 August 2017

Caring for a loved one who has cancer can have a big impact on your life – your relationships, career, finances, health and wellbeing can all be affected.

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Cancer, your work and you: should you tell your employer and colleagues about your diagnosis?

The simple fact is that the decision to tell your employer about your cancer straightaway is entirely personal. There is no right or wrong approach.

Continue reading Cancer, your work and you: should you tell your employer and colleagues about your diagnosis?

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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?

Continue reading What happens to your skin when you get sunburnt?

Categories:


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


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