Cancer Council Australia
 
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Your support helps us fund vital cancer research, run life-saving education programs, and support the thousands of Australians affected by cancer each year who need our help.

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Looking towards 2040

The number of Australians living with or beyond cancer is expected to increase by a staggering 72% in the next 22 years. Cancer Council and our services will become more important than ever before.

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Rare or less common cancers

Affected by a rare or less common cancer?

Cancer Council Australia is conducting focus groups to help us develop resources for people diagnosed with a rare or less common cancer.

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Help us reach our vision of a cancer free future

Your support helps us fund vital cancer research, run life-saving education programs, and support the thousands of Australians affected by cancer each year who need our help. Donate now
Learn more
Learn more

Looking towards 2040

The number of Australians living with or beyond cancer is expected to increase by a staggering 72% in the next 22 years. Cancer Council and our services will become more important than ever before. Learn more
To learn more
To learn more

Rare or less common cancers

Affected by a rare or less common cancer? Cancer Council Australia is conducting focus groups to help us develop resources for people diagnosed with a rare or less common cancer. To learn more
Donate now
Donate now

Help us reach our vision of a cancer free future

Your support helps us fund vital cancer research, run life-saving education programs, and support the thousands of Australians affected by cancer each year who need our help. Donate now
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Noticed something missing from our logo?

12 June 2018 | News

We've removed the 'A' and 'O' in support of a worthy cause. Australian Red Cross Blood Service needs 25,000 blood donation each week. Are you the #MissingType? Join Cancer Council in support of International Missing Type: www.donateblood.com.au/missing-type

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Evidence drives sweeping changes to melanoma treatment recommendations

25 May 2018 | Media releases

Updated national clinical guidelines recommend not performing major lymph node surgery routinely for low-volume melanoma in lymph nodes, and active drug therapies as standard for advanced melanoma

Melanoma patients across Australia will benefit from today’s release of updated clinical…

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Highlighting the best primary care and cancer research in Australia – Symposium 2018

22 May 2018 | News

Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Sanchia Aranda, will be participating at the PC4 2018 Scientific Symposium. Professor Aranda will be part of the session, The Burden of Over-Diagnosis in Primary Care.

The symposium will be held at Darling Harbour, Sydney on Friday 25th May. The symposium will showcase PC4 supported research as well as the best primary care and…

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Celebrate 25 years of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea with Cancer Council

9 April 2018 | Media releases

For 25 years, Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea has brought together millions of Australians over a cuppa and a bite to eat in support for those affected by cancer. 

In 2018, the official day to host a morning tea is Thursday 24 May, however anyone can host at any time in May or June. By hosting or attending a morning tea anywhere in Australia, you will help Cancer Council…

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9 in 10 Australians don’t know when they need sun protection

19 March 2018 | Media releases

Sunscreen experts gather in Brisbane

Australians could be unknowingly increasing their skin cancer risk, with new data released by Cancer Council today showing that 40 percent of Australians are still confused about which weather factors cause sunburn. The study also shows that fewer than one in 10 Australians understand that sun protection is required…

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Cancer Council welcomes new support for low survival cancers

9 March 2018 | Media releases

Cancer Council Australia has welcomed the Federal Government’s $10 million investment into research for low survival cancers and diseases.

The new research funding was announced today by the Minister for Health, Greg Hunt.

Professor…

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Noticed something missing from our logo?

12 June 2018 | News

We've removed the 'A' and 'O' in support of a worthy cause. Australian Red Cross Blood Service needs 25,000 blood donation each week. Are you the #MissingType? Join Cancer Council in support of International Missing Type: www.donateblood.com.au/missing-type

Read more

Evidence drives sweeping changes to melanoma treatment recommendations

25 May 2018 | Media releases

Updated national clinical guidelines recommend not performing major lymph node surgery routinely for low-volume melanoma in lymph nodes, and active drug therapies as standard for advanced melanoma

Melanoma patients across Australia will benefit from today’s release of updated clinical…

Read more

Every cancer patient should be prescribed exercise medicine

Prue Cormie
7 May 2018

Every four minutes someone in Australia is diagnosed with cancer. Only one in ten of those diagnosed will exercise enough during and after their treatment. But every one of those patients would benefit from exercise.

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How does sunscreen work, what is SPF, and can I tan with it on?

Terry Slevin
9 January 2018

Sunscreen use not only reduces the risk of skin cancer and sunburn, it also reduces the ageing effect of the sun. But whenever summer rolls around, it’s easy to forget the basics – like, how should I apply sunscreen? How long should I wait after applying it to go in the sun, and how long can I stay in the sun with it on? And how does it work anyway?

Continue reading How does sunscreen work, what is SPF, and can I tan with it on?


New year’s resolutions for a healthier you

Rosannah Snelson
4 January 2018

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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Cancer Council and sunscreens: what you need to know this summer

Professor Sanchia Aranda
22 December 2017

As UV levels rise and we prepare to spend our summer swimming, sweating, working in the garden and holidaying, our Aussie conversations often turn to sun protection and skin cancer prevention.

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Australia’s new cervical cancer screening program: your FAQs answered

Professor Karen Canfell
1 December 2017

Australia has long been at the forefront of cancer prevention, and we are excited by the launch of the new cervical cancer screening program that will mean fewer tests over a woman’s lifetime, coupled with earlier diagnoses and lower cervical cancer rates.

Continue reading Australia’s new cervical cancer screening program: your FAQs answered


Every cancer patient should be prescribed exercise medicine

Prue Cormie
7 May 2018

Every four minutes someone in Australia is diagnosed with cancer. Only one in ten of those diagnosed will exercise enough during and after their treatment. But every one of those patients would benefit from exercise.

Continue reading Every cancer patient should be prescribed exercise medicine

Categories:


How does sunscreen work, what is SPF, and can I tan with it on?

Terry Slevin
9 January 2018

Sunscreen use not only reduces the risk of skin cancer and sunburn, it also reduces the ageing effect of the sun. But whenever summer rolls around, it’s easy to forget the basics – like, how should I apply sunscreen? How long should I wait after applying it to go in the sun, and how long can I stay in the sun with it on? And how does it work anyway?

Continue reading How does sunscreen work, what is SPF, and can I tan with it on?


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