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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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September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is a time when we put the spotlight on children’s cancer and the need to improve diagnosis, treatment and outcomes. Cancer Council provides a range of resources to help families experiencing cancer.

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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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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
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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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September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is a time when we put the spotlight on children’s cancer and the need to improve diagnosis, treatment and outcomes. Cancer Council provides a range of resources to help families experiencing cancer. Learn more
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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
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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
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Kids’ fast food meals no healthier despite high rates of childhood obesity: new research

13 September 2019 |

New research by Cancer Council NSW has revealed that children’s fast food meals sold in NSW have not improved between 2011 and 2016 even though one in four children are overweight or obese.

The study of nearly 300 children’s fast food meals, including those from McDonald’s, Hungry Jack’s, Oporto and KFC found that alarming numbers of kids’ meals exceeded kilojoule, saturated fat, salt and…

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New international research shows Australia leads the world in cancer survival

12 September 2019 |

Cancer Council has welcomed a new study that shows Australians diagnosed with cancer have the best chance of survival in the world, but stressed survival rates remain too low for some cancer types.

The study, published in The Lancet Oncology and led by researchers at the International Agency for Cancer Research, examined data for over 3.7 million cancers of the oesophagus, stomach, colon,…

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Cancer Council applauds Minister Hunt’s strong stance on e-cigarettes

4 September 2019 |

Cancer Council has applauded federal Health Minister Greg Hunt for his continued strong stance on e-cigarettes, in the face of increasingly aggressive tobacco industry lobbying to push e-cigarettes despite growing evidence of their harms.

Professor Sanchia Aranda, CEO, Cancer Council Australia said Australia was fortunate to have robust processes that protect the community from the influence…

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New data shows young unvaccinated women also more likely to miss cervical screening

2 September 2019 |

New data released today shows that young women who aren’t vaccinated against HPV are also less likely to participate in cervical screening, presenting a new challenge in the quest to eliminate cervical cancer, according to Cancer Council Australia.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s latest report, “Analysis of cervical cancer and abnormality outcomes in an era of cervical…

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A Father’s Day reminder to dads to protect themselves as well as their kids

30 August 2019 |

A new national Cancer Council study examining role modelling and sun protection behaviours of Australian adults highlights that fathers are regularly protecting their children but aren’t as good at protecting themselves.

The 2019 Summer Sun Protection Survey (Life in Australia™), examined the sun protection practices of 2,154 Australian adults, including 401 parents of young children…

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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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Kids’ fast food meals no healthier despite high rates of childhood obesity: new research

13 September 2019 |

New research by Cancer Council NSW has revealed that children’s fast food meals sold in NSW have not improved between 2011 and 2016 even though one in four children are overweight or obese.

The study of nearly 300 children’s fast food meals, including those from McDonald’s, Hungry Jack’s, Oporto and KFC found that alarming numbers of kids’ meals exceeded kilojoule, saturated fat, salt and…

Read more

New international research shows Australia leads the world in cancer survival

12 September 2019 |

Cancer Council has welcomed a new study that shows Australians diagnosed with cancer have the best chance of survival in the world, but stressed survival rates remain too low for some cancer types.

The study, published in The Lancet Oncology and led by researchers at the International Agency for Cancer Research, examined data for over 3.7 million cancers of the oesophagus, stomach, colon,…

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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.

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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.


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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