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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung cancer is the 5th most common cancer in Australia and is still the leading cause of cancer death. 

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National Skin Cancer Action Week 2018

This National Skin Cancer Action week and throughout summer embrace your natural skin tone, no tan required.

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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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Eliminating cervical cancer

The new Cervical Screening Test is more accurate than the Pap smear test and the best test available for the prevention of most cases of cervical cancer. Australia is set to become the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health issue. That is why it is so important for all women between the ages of 25 and 74 should have a HPV test every five years. 

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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

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung cancer is the 5th most common cancer in Australia and is still the leading cause of cancer death. Learn more
Learn more
Learn more

National Skin Cancer Action Week 2018

This National Skin Cancer Action week and throughout summer embrace your natural skin tone, no tan required. Learn more
Tell me more
Tell me more

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
Watch the video
Watch the video

Eliminating cervical cancer

Australia is set to become the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health issue. Watch the video
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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Cancer Council Australia Welcomes Singapore’s Standardised Packaging Tobacco Reforms

1 November 2018 |

Australia’s leading cancer charity, Cancer Council Australia has congratulated a move by the Singaporean Ministry of Health to introduce standardised packaging and enlarged health warnings on tobacco products.

The new regulations will mean all tobacco products sold in Singapore will have the size of mandatory graphic health warnings will be increased from the existing 50% to cover 75% of…

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5 workplace cancer risks you may not be aware of

1 November 2018 |

You may be aware that some lifestyle factors such as smoking or alcohol can cause cancer, but are you aware of potential cancer risks in your workplace? In Australia, sadly around 5000 work-related cancers are diagnosed each year.

So what are some of the most common occupational carcinogens in Australian workplaces and what can you do to minimise your risk? Here are five risks you should…

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Australia set to eliminate cervical cancer by 2035

3 October 2018 |

Australia is set to become the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer following the success of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination program and the changes to the National Cervical Screening Program.

New research from Cancer Council NSW, being presented this week at the International Papilloma Virus Conference (IPVC 2018) in Sydney and published in The Lancet…

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September

4 September 2018 |

Cancer Council Australia is recognising Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, held in September.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men in Australia after non-melanoma skin cancer, with around 3200 deaths in Australia each year. It is most common in men over the age of 60, although the risk is higher for younger men with a strong family history of certain cancers.

There…

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McCabe Centre designated as World Health Organization Collaborating Centre

4 September 2018 |

The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer is now a designated World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Law and Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs), focusing on the effective use of law to prevent and control NCDs.

Globally, NCDs – mainly cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes – are the leading cause of death, driven largely by four main modifiable…

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

31 August 2018 |

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

Cancer Council Queensland has funded and managed the…

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Cancer Council Australia Welcomes Singapore’s Standardised Packaging Tobacco Reforms

1 November 2018 |

Australia’s leading cancer charity, Cancer Council Australia has congratulated a move by the Singaporean Ministry of Health to introduce standardised packaging and enlarged health warnings on tobacco products.

The new regulations will mean all tobacco products sold in Singapore will have the size of mandatory graphic health warnings will be increased from the existing 50% to cover 75% of…

Read more

5 workplace cancer risks you may not be aware of

1 November 2018 |

You may be aware that some lifestyle factors such as smoking or alcohol can cause cancer, but are you aware of potential cancer risks in your workplace? In Australia, sadly around 5000 work-related cancers are diagnosed each year.

So what are some of the most common occupational carcinogens in Australian workplaces and what can you do to minimise your risk? Here are five risks you should…

Read more

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.


Every cancer patient should be prescribed exercise medicine


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?


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


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


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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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.


Every cancer patient should be prescribed exercise medicine


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

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