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Vitamin D and sun protection

The importance of getting enough vitamin D for good health has been causing public confusion for over a decade

 

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Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Host a morning tea in May or June to help Cancer Council raise vital funds for cancer research, prevention and support.

 

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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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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.

 

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Vitamin D and sun protection

The importance of getting enough vitamin D for good health has been causing public confusion for over a decade

 

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Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Host a morning tea in May or June to help Cancer Council raise vital funds for cancer research, prevention and support.

 

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Find out more

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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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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Learn more

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.

 

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Vitamin D and sun protection

The importance of getting enough vitamin D for good health has been causing public confusion for over a decade

 

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Budget lays platform for longer term improvements in cancer policy, says Cancer Council Australia

3 May 2016 | Media releases

The 2016-17 federal budget should improve overall cancer outcomes in Australia while laying a platform for further investment over the longer term, according to Cancer Council Australia.

CEO Professor Sanchia Aranda has welcomed a range of measures in the budget, while identifying areas where an increased future commitment will be required.

"The increase in tobacco tax alone will…

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Tobacco tax will help save 360,000 Australians from a two-in-three risk of early death

3 May 2016 | Media releases

Excise increase ‘great news’ for the nation’s health

 

Around 320,000 adult Australian smokers are likely to quit and 40,000 teenagers deterred from taking up smoking as a result of expected tobacco tax increases in the 2016-17 federal budget, resulting in a major reduction in the nation’s cancer burden.

Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor…

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Prestigious award for Cancer Council CEO

13 April 2016 | News

Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Sanchia Aranda, is to be presented with the Distinguished Merit Award by the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care.

Offered every two years in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the international advancement of the science and art of cancer nursing, the award acknowledges Professor Aranda’s extensive experience in cancer control…

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New insights into cancer control

29 March 2016 | News

Cancer Council Australia has contributed to two new editorials in the latest edition of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, providing new perspectives on cancer control.

Professor Sanchia Aranda, CEO, Cancer Council Australia and Professor Christine Paul from the University of Newcastle have jointly published an editorial on '

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Australian cancer prevalence exceeds 1 million: new estimates

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…

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How much sun is enough?

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…

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Budget lays platform for longer term improvements in cancer policy, says Cancer Council Australia

3 May 2016 | Media releases

The 2016-17 federal budget should improve overall cancer outcomes in Australia while laying a platform for further investment over the longer term, according to Cancer Council Australia.

CEO Professor Sanchia Aranda has welcomed a range of measures in the budget, while identifying areas where an increased future commitment will be required.

"The increase in tobacco tax alone will…

Read more

Tobacco tax will help save 360,000 Australians from a two-in-three risk of early death

3 May 2016 | Media releases

Excise increase ‘great news’ for the nation’s health

 

Around 320,000 adult Australian smokers are likely to quit and 40,000 teenagers deterred from taking up smoking as a result of expected tobacco tax increases in the 2016-17 federal budget, resulting in a major reduction in the nation’s cancer burden.

Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor…

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Vitamin D and sun protection – getting the balance right

Craig Sinclair
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.

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Health Check: what does the UV Index mean?

Terry Slevin
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?

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The skin damage I see doesn’t just happen at the beach

Dr Andrew Satchell
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.

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Not everything gives you cancer, but eating too much processed meat certainly can

Yesterday, the cancer arm of the The World Health Organization released its evaluation on how likely red and processed meats are to cause cancer.

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Cancer risks in the workplace – the job’s not done … yet

Terry Slevin
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


Vitamin D and sun protection – getting the balance right

Craig Sinclair
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

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Health Check: what does the UV Index mean?

Terry Slevin
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?

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