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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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The Australian Government has updated the cervical cancer screening program for women. Cancer Council’s leading experts have come together to explain what this means for you.

 

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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
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What does this mean for me?

The Australian Government has updated the cervical cancer screening program for women. Cancer Council’s leading experts have come together to explain what this means for you. Tell me more
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Cancer Council commends change to food labelling system

10 August 2018 | Media releases

Australians will be able to make more informed choices when selecting packaged foods and drinks, thanks to an improvement to the Health Star Rating food label system announced by all Australian and New Zealand governments.

The change will mean that foods will only receive a star rating based on the product “as sold”, or with added water or drained – rather than “as prepared”.

Chair…

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388 billion reasons to get anti-smoking campaigns back on the public agenda

1 August 2018 | Media releases

New study shows ‘tobacco is the new tobacco’

A new study estimating that smoking causes $388 billion in long-term productivity losses in Australia should be a wake-up call to get anti-smoking mass media campaigns back on the public agenda, Cancer Council Australia said today.

The study, recently published in the

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Aussie men urged to be aware of head and neck cancers

27 July 2018 | Media releases

World Head and Neck Cancer Day is 27 July 2018

With estimates suggesting that over 4,900 Australians were diagnosed with a head or neck cancer last year, experts are encouraging Australians, particularly men, to become aware of the symptoms and risk factors, including tobacco, alcohol and the human papilloma virus (HPV).

Cancer charities…

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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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Cancer Council commends change to food labelling system

10 August 2018 | Media releases

Australians will be able to make more informed choices when selecting packaged foods and drinks, thanks to an improvement to the Health Star Rating food label system announced by all Australian and New Zealand governments.

The change will mean that foods will only receive a star rating based on the product “as sold”, or with added water or drained – rather than “as prepared”.

Chair…

Read more

388 billion reasons to get anti-smoking campaigns back on the public agenda

1 August 2018 | Media releases

New study shows ‘tobacco is the new tobacco’

A new study estimating that smoking causes $388 billion in long-term productivity losses in Australia should be a wake-up call to get anti-smoking mass media campaigns back on the public agenda, Cancer Council Australia said today.

The study, recently published in the

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?

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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.

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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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