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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.

 

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
Find out more
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
Go to iheard

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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Girls' Night In

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Cancer Council CEO receives international nursing award

16 September 2016 | Media releases

Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Sanchia Aranda was presented with Distinguished Merit Award by the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care at their annual conference in Hong Kong earlier this month.

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…

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Drug access recommendations a step in the right direction but more needs to be done, says Cancer Council

15 September 2016 | Media releases

Cancer Council has welcomed the Australian Government’s response to a review of medicines and medical devices but says more needs to be done to address inequities in access to potentially life-saving cancer drugs.

Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Sanchia Aranda, said the recommendations were “an important step in the right direction”.

“In general, the recommendations supported…

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3 in 5 Aussie teens exposed to excess UV

14 September 2016 | Media releases

New grants from eftpos will help protect 10,000 teens across the country

New research released today by Cancer Council Australia has revealed that nearly two thirds of Australian teenagers are out in the open during peak UV times and are at risk of harmful excess sun exposure. The research coincides with eftpos' announcement of its next round…

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

2 September 2016 | News

September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time when cancer organisations around the world put the spotlight on children's cancer and the need to improve diagnosis, treatment and outcomes.

Sadly around 710 children aged 0-14 are diagnosed with cancer in Australia every year and 100 will die from the disease.

Cancer Council Queensland funds and manages the Australian…

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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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Cancer Council CEO receives international nursing award

16 September 2016 | Media releases

Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Sanchia Aranda was presented with Distinguished Merit Award by the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care at their annual conference in Hong Kong earlier this month.

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…

Read more

Drug access recommendations a step in the right direction but more needs to be done, says Cancer Council

15 September 2016 | Media releases

Cancer Council has welcomed the Australian Government’s response to a review of medicines and medical devices but says more needs to be done to address inequities in access to potentially life-saving cancer drugs.

Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Sanchia Aranda, said the recommendations were “an important step in the right direction”.

“In general, the recommendations supported…

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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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