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Tanning teens still seek the sun

18 November 2018 |

New research released today by Cancer Council Australia has shown the message that there’s nothing healthy about a tan is still not reaching the majority of Aussie teens, with an alarming 62% saying their friends think a tan is a good thing.

The latest results from Cancer Council’s National Sun Protection Survey provide a snapshot of Australian teenagers' beliefs about tanning.

Overall,…

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Cancer charities call for better disclosure on cost of treatment

15 November 2018 |

Australia’s leading cancer charities have joined together to call for greater commitment and transparency from doctors and healthcare providers to help inform patients about the cost of cancer treatment.

Cancer Council Australia will present the new draft voluntary Standard for Informed Financial Consent at the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting (COSA…

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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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Tanning teens still seek the sun

18 November 2018 |

New research released today by Cancer Council Australia has shown the message that there’s nothing healthy about a tan is still not reaching the majority of Aussie teens, with an alarming 62% saying their friends think a tan is a good thing.

The latest results from Cancer Council’s National Sun Protection Survey provide a snapshot of Australian teenagers' beliefs about tanning.

Overall,…

Read more

Cancer charities call for better disclosure on cost of treatment

15 November 2018 |

Australia’s leading cancer charities have joined together to call for greater commitment and transparency from doctors and healthcare providers to help inform patients about the cost of cancer treatment.

Cancer Council Australia will present the new draft voluntary Standard for Informed Financial Consent at the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting (COSA…

Read more

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.

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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.


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?

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


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?

Categories:


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


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