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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, support services, prevention programs and advocacy.

 

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Overall, the average survival rate in Australia has improved by around 40 per cent over the past three decades. Despite this increase, survival rates vary markedly between cancer types.

 

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Tips to eat more fruit and vegetables

Healthy eating is a first step in reducing your cancer risk. Poor eating habits increase your risk of cancer at many sites in the body.

 

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Help us beat cancer

Your donation will fund world-class cancer research, prevention programs, and provide information and support to those affected by cancer.

 

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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, support services, prevention programs and advocacy.

 

Read more
Go to iheard
Go to iheard

iHeard question

Heard a claim about cancer and not sure if it’s true? Find out the facts at iheard.

 

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Read more
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Overall, the average survival rate in Australia has improved by around 40 per cent over the past three decades. Despite this increase, survival rates vary markedly between cancer types.

 

Read more
Learn more
Learn more

Tips to eat more fruit and vegetables

Healthy eating is a first step in reducing your cancer risk. Poor eating habits increase your risk of cancer at many sites in the body.

 

Learn more
Donate today
Donate today

Help us beat cancer

Your donation will fund world-class cancer research, prevention programs, and provide information and support to those affected by cancer.

 

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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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Gather, share and give in support of Aussies affected by cancer

3 February 2017 | Media releases

Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, 25 May 2017 #BiggestMorningTea

One Australian is diagnosed with cancer approximately every five minutes, the length of an average tea break. Throughout May and June Cancer Council is calling on Aussies to pop on the kettle and prep the menu for

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Australians encouraged to get active this World Cancer Day

3 February 2017 | Media releases

Exercise a ‘wonder drug’, says Cancer Council Australia CEO

Saturday 4 February is World Cancer Day and Cancer Council Australia is joining organisations around the world to mark the event and encouraging Aussies to get physically active to reduce their cancer risk.

Cancer Council research shows that around 1,800 bowel, breast and…

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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,…

Read more

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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Taxing sugary drinks would boost productivity, not just health

Dr Lennert Veerman
23 June 2017

Many studies have looked at the potential benefits of a sugar tax in terms of the longer, healthier lives and reduced health expenditure associated with tackling obesity.

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How we could use our existing health system to better diagnose and treat forgotten cancers

Australia has one of the best health care systems and some of the best cancer survival rates in the world. Our leading position can be credited to the significant improvements and initiatives in cancer prevention, early detection and treatment.

Continue reading How we could use our existing health system to better diagnose and treat forgotten cancers


Australia should throw its weight behind a sugar tax

Kathy Chapman
8 March 2017

The push for a levy on sugar-sweetened beverages is gaining momentum, with good reason -- evidence shows it would help to reduce Australia's obesity epidemic and the flow-on increase in chronic disease burden.

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How Australia’s new cervical screening program will save lives

Professor Karen Canfell
24 February 2017

A new study on the impact of the HPV vaccine for cervical cancer, the first worldwide to look at participants in a vaccination program (beyond clinical trials) was published today in The Lancet.

Continue reading How Australia’s new cervical screening program will save lives


2017 resolutions for a healthier you

Rosannah Snelson
30 December 2016

When January 1 rolls around you're given a fresh start, the opportunity to set goals and put your health first for the next 365 days.

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Taxing sugary drinks would boost productivity, not just health

Dr Lennert Veerman
23 June 2017

Many studies have looked at the potential benefits of a sugar tax in terms of the longer, healthier lives and reduced health expenditure associated with tackling obesity.

Continue reading Taxing sugary drinks would boost productivity, not just health

Categories:


How we could use our existing health system to better diagnose and treat forgotten cancers

Australia has one of the best health care systems and some of the best cancer survival rates in the world. Our leading position can be credited to the significant improvements and initiatives in cancer prevention, early detection and treatment.

Continue reading How we could use our existing health system to better diagnose and treat forgotten cancers


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