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Cancer Council’s Girls’ Night In is a fantastic chance to catch up with the girls, have fun and raise funds for all women's cancers.

 

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Kirsty Wickens

Kirsty's son Mason was diagnosed with a rhabdoid tumour when he was five months old.

 

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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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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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Girls' Night In

Cancer Council’s Girls’ Night In is a fantastic chance to catch up with the girls, have fun and raise funds for all women's cancers.

 

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Kirsty Wickens

Kirsty's son Mason was diagnosed with a rhabdoid tumour when he was five months old.

 

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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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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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Go to iheard
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Myth or fact?

Heard something about cancer but not sure if it's true? Get all the facts on iheard.com.au

 

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Australian public invited to free cancer immunotherapy forum

20 August 2016 | News

Members of the Australian public are being invited to attend a free public forum on cancer immunotherapy at this year’s International Congress of Immunology in Melbourne.

Cancer immunotherapy, which focuses treatment on the cancer patient’s immune system to help the body attack cancer, is considered one of the biggest medical breakthroughs in recent years. It has dramatically improved the…

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2.8 million reasons for Australians to support Daffodil Day

9 August 2016 | Media releases

Cricket legend Michael Clarke encourages Australians to Text to Donate and Dedicate a Daffodil to someone they know

More than 2.8 million Australians have been diagnosed with cancer over the 30 years since the first ever Daffodil Day was held in Australia , prompting Cancer Council and its ambassadors to call on Australians to dedicate a…

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Good news and bad news in new skin cancer report

13 July 2016 | Media releases

Cancer Council says urgent need to tackle case and cost blowout

A new report showing an increase in the number of Australians diagnosed with skin cancer highlights why the Government needs to invest in a national prevention campaign before the healthcare burden becomes unsustainable, Cancer Council Australia said today.

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Opposition disease prevention plan will save more than 55,000 Australian lives in antismoking measures alone

18 June 2016 | Media releases

Thousands more saved through food, physical activity and alcohol strategies

The federal Opposition's chronic disease prevention strategy announced today would prevent more than 55,000 tobacco-caused deaths, save 323,000 Australian life years and deliver $740.6 million in healthcare savings in antismoking measures alone, according to Cancer…

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130,000 reasons for the next government to back Cancer Council’s three-year plan

2 June 2016 | Media releases

Innovative modelling released today (2/6) shows that the next Australian Government could save more than 130,000 Australian lives over 25 years by investing an additional 0.8 per cent of Australia’s annual cancer medical bill into under-funded health programs.[1]

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Cancer Council welcomes Turnbull commitment to children's cancer research

31 May 2016 | Media releases

Cancer Council Australia has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement this morning of a $20 million investment in researching poorly understood children’s cancers.

Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Sanchia Aranda, said the Zero Childhood Cancer initiative was consistent with Cancer Council's push for better prioritisation of research funds towards cancers for which treatment outcomes…

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Australian public invited to free cancer immunotherapy forum

20 August 2016 | News

Members of the Australian public are being invited to attend a free public forum on cancer immunotherapy at this year’s International Congress of Immunology in Melbourne.

Cancer immunotherapy, which focuses treatment on the cancer patient’s immune system to help the body attack cancer, is considered one of the biggest medical breakthroughs in recent years. It has dramatically improved the…

Read more

2.8 million reasons for Australians to support Daffodil Day

9 August 2016 | Media releases

Cricket legend Michael Clarke encourages Australians to Text to Donate and Dedicate a Daffodil to someone they know

More than 2.8 million Australians have been diagnosed with cancer over the 30 years since the first ever Daffodil Day was held in Australia , prompting Cancer Council and its ambassadors to call on Australians to dedicate a…

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If you see us on the streets this Friday, here’s why

Professor Sanchia Aranda
22 August 2016

This Friday you will probably see Cancer Council staff and volunteers fundraising for Daffodil Day. It’s an annual event that first started in Australia 30 years ago.

Continue reading If you see us on the streets this Friday, here’s why


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.

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


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.

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

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If you see us on the streets this Friday, here’s why

Professor Sanchia Aranda
22 August 2016

This Friday you will probably see Cancer Council staff and volunteers fundraising for Daffodil Day. It’s an annual event that first started in Australia 30 years ago.

Continue reading If you see us on the streets this Friday, here’s why


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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