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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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Cancer Council and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhoond Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer Council provides cancer information and support services related to childhood cancers. In additon Cancer Council is committed to investing in research into childhood cancers.

 

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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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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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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
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Cancer Council and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer Council provides cancer information and support services related to childhood cancers. In addition Cancer Council is committed to investing in research into childhood cancers. 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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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 commends change to food labelling system

10 August 2018 |

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 |

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 |

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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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…

Read more

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…

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?

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


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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