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4,900 Australians will face a head or neck cancer this year

27 July 2017 | Media releases

Cancer Council Australia gives heads up on prevention and detection on World Head and Neck Cancer Day 

With around 4,900 Australians expected to be diagnosed with a head or neck cancer this year, Cancer Council Australia is using World Head and Neck Cancer Day (27 July) to raise awareness and highlight the steps Australians can take to reduce their…

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Half of Australian cancer survivors shouldering financial stress – and it’s on the rise

21 July 2017 | Media releases

New analysis shows cost of cancer influencing treatment decisions

New analysis has found that up to 1 in 2 Australian cancer survivors experience financial stress - prompting calls from Cancer Council Australia for greater transparency from healthcare providers to help patients anticipate costs and weigh up their options, as well as better targeting…

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Heart Foundation and Cancer Council call for action on World No Tobacco Day

31 May 2017 | Media releases

Tobacco is the number one preventable cause of the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, highlighting the need for strong action, Cancer Council Australia and the National Heart Foundation said today.

Speaking on World No Tobacco Day (31 May), Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Sanchia Aranda, and National Heart Foundation tobacco control spokesperson,…

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Medical research must include focus on better use of existing technology

18 May 2017 | Media releases

Cancer Council Australia and the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia have called for new research into improved use of Australia’s existing health system and technology, in response to a Senate inquiry into research funding for poor-survival cancers.

On Thursday 18 May, Cancer Council and COSA are appearing at a hearing for the multi-partisan inquiry, which was driven by brain cancer…

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Vale Clive Deverall AM

17 March 2017 | News

Cancer Council Australia extends its condolences to the family of Clive Deverall AM, who died last weekend after almost two decades’ living with a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Clive was a passionate consumer representative on Cancer Council Australia’s Board from 2007 to 2010. For many years prior, he was long-serving CEO of Cancer Council Western Australia, where reforms he led from…

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1 in 6 teenage boys consume at least 52 litres of soft drink each year

27 February 2017 | Media releases

The vast availability of cheap soft drinks, at home and at school, is encouraging Australian teenage boys to continue to guzzle down sugary drinks at an alarming rate, according to new Cancer Council research published today.

The research from the National Secondary Students’ Diet and Activity survey, published in

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4,900 Australians will face a head or neck cancer this year

27 July 2017 | Media releases

Cancer Council Australia gives heads up on prevention and detection on World Head and Neck Cancer Day 

With around 4,900 Australians expected to be diagnosed with a head or neck cancer this year, Cancer Council Australia is using World Head and Neck Cancer Day (27 July) to raise awareness and highlight the steps Australians can take to reduce their…

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Half of Australian cancer survivors shouldering financial stress – and it’s on the rise

21 July 2017 | Media releases

New analysis shows cost of cancer influencing treatment decisions

New analysis has found that up to 1 in 2 Australian cancer survivors experience financial stress - prompting calls from Cancer Council Australia for greater transparency from healthcare providers to help patients anticipate costs and weigh up their options, as well as better targeting…

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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.

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Everyone should be talking about it: the free cancer test waiting to save almost 84,000 Australian lives

Next time you are at a gathering of around 23 people consider this – it’s likely that one of you will develop bowel cancer in your lifetime.

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Three charts on: cancer rates in Australia, where liver cancer is on the rise while other types fall

Terry Slevin
26 June 2017

Liver cancer is a looming health threat in Australia, recent findings from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) Burden of Cancer report suggest.

Continue reading Three charts on: cancer rates in Australia, where liver cancer is on the rise while other types fall


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.

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

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