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Cancer and COVID-19

Cancer Council understands that Australians undergoing cancer treatment, cancer survivors and their families and friends may have questions in relation to the recent outbreak of COVID-19.

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FAQs about cancer & COVID-19

We’ve collated the most common questions being asked by people like you on our 13 11 20 information and support line. Here’s the answers provided by Cancer Council’s health professionals.

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COVID-19 information in your language

We recognise the need for all Australians to have access to trusted information regarding cancer and COVID-19. Our factsheets are now available in 12 languages.

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What restrictions lifting means for people affected by cancer

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Cancer and COVID-19

Cancer Council understands that Australians undergoing cancer treatment, cancer survivors and their families and friends may have questions in relation to the recent outbreak of COVID-19. Learn more
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FAQs about cancer & COVID-19

We’ve collated the most common questions being asked by people like you on our 13 11 20 information and support line. Here’s the answers provided by Cancer Council’s health professionals. Learn more
Find your language
Find your language

COVID-19 information in your language

We recognise the need for all Australians to have access to trusted information regarding cancer and COVID-19. Our factsheets are now available in 12 languages. Find your language
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What restrictions lifting means for people affected by cancer

It is understandable to have questions and concerns about what this return to ‘normal’ means. Learn more
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New data shows booze-loving nation still drinking at risky levels

26 June 2020 |

Cancer Council concerned as new AIHW data shows many still drinking at risky levels

Cancer Council has appealed to Australians to reconsider their drinking habits, with new data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) showing many Australians have drinking habits that are putting them at risk.

AIHW’s new Alcohol, Tobacco and Other…

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New e-cigarette liquid laws will keep Australians safe

19 June 2020 |

Cancer Council Australia has welcomed new regulations announced today that will help protect young Australians from the widespread importation of liquid nicotine.  

Professor Sanchia Aranda, CEO of Cancer Council Australia said, “The Federal Government has taken a strong precautionary and evidence-based approach to e-cigarettes and today’s announcement sends a clear message that e-cigarettes…

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Cancer Council encourages Australians to quit for COVID

2 June 2020 |

Research shows smokers more likely to have severe COVID-19 symptoms

Cancer Council Australia has joined the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee in encouraging Australians to quit smoking to reduce their risk of COVID-19 complications.

The calls come on the eve of World No Tobacco Day (Sunday May 31) as growing evidence shows smokers may be at…

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Tobacco companies use loopholes in legislation to influence cigarette sales: new research

26 February 2020 |

New Cancer Council research has revealed how tobacco companies influence cigarette sales through offering incentives and benefits to retailers like price discounts, cash payments, prizes and gifts such as event tickets, gift cards, coupons.

The survey of 800 current tobacco retailers found that a third reported being offered at least one benefit from a tobacco company for doing something…

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Parents right to worry about e-cigarettes and kids, says Cancer Council

19 February 2020 |

New research shows parents want tougher e-cigarette restrictions

New research highlighting parents’ concerns about the availability and promotion of e-cigarettes to teenagers supports the need for further action to protect young people, Cancer Council Australia said today.

A poll of more than 2,000 parents conducted by Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital…

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2 in 3 Aussie adults still bronzed

16 February 2020 |

New data released today shows that while fewer Aussie adults are deliberately seeking a tan, many continue to have tanned skin as a result of sun exposure, increasing their risk of skin cancer.

The latest figures from Cancer Council Australia’s National Sun Protection Survey show that the proportion of adults deliberately attempting to get a tan dropped from 15 per cent in 2003/04 to 11…

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New data shows booze-loving nation still drinking at risky levels

26 June 2020 |

Cancer Council concerned as new AIHW data shows many still drinking at risky levels

Cancer Council has appealed to Australians to reconsider their drinking habits, with new data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) showing many Australians have drinking habits that are putting them at risk.

AIHW’s new Alcohol, Tobacco and Other…

Read more

New e-cigarette liquid laws will keep Australians safe

19 June 2020 |

Cancer Council Australia has welcomed new regulations announced today that will help protect young Australians from the widespread importation of liquid nicotine.  

Professor Sanchia Aranda, CEO of Cancer Council Australia said, “The Federal Government has taken a strong precautionary and evidence-based approach to e-cigarettes and today’s announcement sends a clear message that e-cigarettes…

Read more

12 Tips to Reduce Your Alcohol Intake


6 July 2020

Drinking alcohol is a big part of Australia’s social culture – but unfortunately, it’s to the detriment of our nation’s health.

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What restrictions lifting means for people affected by cancer


10 June 2020

With restrictions easing and the world slowly starting to return to its pre-COVID-19 state, it is understandable to have questions and concerns about what this return to ‘normal’ means for cancer patients, their family and friends.

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Why there has never been a better time to quit than now


2 June 2020

COVID-19 has brought with it uncertainty, anxiety and more change than any of us could have anticipated.

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How to prepare for a telehealth consultation


30 April 2020

Phone and video appointments help protect you from COVID-19.

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12 Tips to Reduce Your Alcohol Intake


6 July 2020

Drinking alcohol is a big part of Australia’s social culture – but unfortunately, it’s to the detriment of our nation’s health.

Continue reading 12 Tips to Reduce Your Alcohol Intake

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