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The Daffodil gives us hope. Research is saving lives.

This August, join thousands of others across the country to unite and raise funds that give hope and save lives.

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Aged 50-74? Put your mind at rest.

Bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer. Cancer Council is encouraging eligible Australians to participate in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. When your kit arrives in the mail – make sure you do the test, it could save your life. 

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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.

 

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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.

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With your help, our research is making an impact

The exciting breakthroughs and discoveries made by Cancer Council researchers are all thanks to the generosity of our supporters.

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The Daffodil gives us hope. Research is saving lives.

This August, join thousands of others across the country to unite and raise funds that give hope and save lives. Donate now
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Aged 50-74? Put your mind at rest.

Bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer. Cancer Council is encouraging eligible Australians to participate in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. When your kit arrives in the mail – make sure you do the test, it could save your life. Read more
Tell me 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
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
Learn more
Learn more

With your help, our research is making an impact

The exciting breakthroughs and discoveries made by Cancer Council researchers are all thanks to the generosity of our supporters. Learn more
Donate now
Donate now

The Daffodil gives us hope. Research is saving lives.

This August, join thousands of others across the country to unite and raise funds that give hope and save lives. Donate now
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Cancer Council welcomes funding as liver cancer rates skyrocket

23 August 2019 |

Cancer Council Australia has welcomed the announcement of $780,000 in federal government funding to address Australia’s rapidly increasing liver cancer rates and deaths.

The funding for the Optimising Liver Cancer Control in Australia (OLCCA) project will be used to identify priority actions for clinicians, researchers and policy makers to improve liver cancer outcomes in Australia over…

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Support the Daffodil Day Appeal and give more than hope this August

20 August 2019 |

Cancer Council is urging Australians to show their support for the Daffodil Day Appeal this August by donating to life-saving research to give more than hope to those affected by cancer.

The Daffodil Day Appeal will take place throughout August, culminating in Daffodil Day on Friday 23 August 2019.

Thanks to investment in research over many years, amazing advancements have been made…

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Australia’s disadvantaged fall behind in bowel cancer

31 July 2019 |

New Cancer Council analysis has shown Australians living in our most disadvantaged areas have significantly higher bowel cancer incidence rates and are being left behind in bowel cancer screening, compared to the most advantaged Australians.

The Australian Cancer Atlas shows nearly a quarter (21%) of the most disadvantaged regions in Australia have a higher than average incidence of bowel…

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Australia’s disadvantaged fall behind in bowel cancer

31 July 2019 |

New Cancer Council analysis has shown Australians living in our most disadvantaged areas have significantly higher bowel cancer incidence rates and are being left behind in bowel cancer screening, compared to the most advantaged Australians.

The Australian Cancer Atlas shows nearly a quarter (21%) of the most disadvantaged regions in Australia have a higher than average incidence of bowel…

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Cancer Council asks, “5.5 million poo tests. Have you had yours?”

3 June 2019 |

Cancer Council has launched a renewed call for all Australians aged 50-74 to complete their free bowel screening test, following new data released today showing that still few Australians are taking part in the program – particularly in the youngest eligible cohort.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s National Bowel Cancer Screening Program Monitoring Report shows that 5.5 million…

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Survey finds worrying increase in popularity of roll-your-own tobacco amongst Australian teens

31 May 2019 |

Cancer Council is calling for Governments to take action to protect adolescents from tobacco industry influence, following the release of new data showing the popularity of roll-your-own tobacco use amongst teens has recently increased.

The findings, highlighted today to coincide with World No Tobacco Day, show that while adolescent smoking rates are dropping, amongst those Australian secondary…

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Cancer Council welcomes funding as liver cancer rates skyrocket

23 August 2019 |

Cancer Council Australia has welcomed the announcement of $780,000 in federal government funding to address Australia’s rapidly increasing liver cancer rates and deaths.

The funding for the Optimising Liver Cancer Control in Australia (OLCCA) project will be used to identify priority actions for clinicians, researchers and policy makers to improve liver cancer outcomes in Australia over…

Read more

Support the Daffodil Day Appeal and give more than hope this August

20 August 2019 |

Cancer Council is urging Australians to show their support for the Daffodil Day Appeal this August by donating to life-saving research to give more than hope to those affected by cancer.

The Daffodil Day Appeal will take place throughout August, culminating in Daffodil Day on Friday 23 August 2019.

Thanks to investment in research over many years, amazing advancements have been made…

Read more

Globally, and at home, we need a plan to reduce cancer inequalities.


31 July 2019

Australia has some of the best cancer survival rates in the world, but unfortunately this success story masks some stark inequalities. For instance, Australia’s most disadvantaged populations are 37 percent more likely to die of cancer than the richest.

Continue reading Globally, and at home, we need a plan to reduce cancer inequalities.


Why men with cancer need improved emotional support throughout their cancer experience


5 July 2019

The focus on men’s physical health in preventing cancer is important, but it’s also critical that we promote men’s emotional health, particularly for those living with cancer.

Continue reading Why men with cancer need improved emotional support throughout their cancer experience


Australian Cancer Research - Are we really getting closer to a cancer free future?


11 December 2018

With Australia investing millions of dollars in cancer research every year and daily news bulletins endlessly promoting promising breakthroughs, it's no surprise that the Australian community wants to be reassured that the work taking place around Australia is really making a difference.

Continue reading Australian Cancer Research - Are we really getting closer to a cancer free future?

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Young or old, there's nothing healthy about a tan


23 November 2018

As a dermatologist I see a lot of damaged skin. I can still remember my first melanoma death. He was a young man in his thirties with three small children. It was a tragedy.

Continue reading Young or old, there's nothing healthy about a tan


Here are the nine things you should know about the new cervical screening program.


10 September 2018

Australia's new cervical screening program is good news for all of us with a cervix. A more sophisticated test means that the early signs of cervical cancer can be picked up one step earlier, helping to further improve early detection.

Continue reading Here are the nine things you should know about the new cervical screening program.


Globally, and at home, we need a plan to reduce cancer inequalities.


31 July 2019

Australia has some of the best cancer survival rates in the world, but unfortunately this success story masks some stark inequalities. For instance, Australia’s most disadvantaged populations are 37 percent more likely to die of cancer than the richest.

Continue reading Globally, and at home, we need a plan to reduce cancer inequalities.


Why men with cancer need improved emotional support throughout their cancer experience


5 July 2019

The focus on men’s physical health in preventing cancer is important, but it’s also critical that we promote men’s emotional health, particularly for those living with cancer.

Continue reading Why men with cancer need improved emotional support throughout their cancer experience


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