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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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Informed Financial Consent

Read more about Cancer Council's draft statement on Informed Financial Consent and provide your feedback. Read 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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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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200,000 cancers could be avoided over 25 years if Australians get active and maintain a healthy weight

4 February 2019 |

World Cancer Day 4 February 2019

New Cancer Council Australia funded research has shown over 200,000 cancer cases could be avoided in Australia over the next 25 years if all Australian adults maintained a healthy weight and met the physical activity guidelines for cancer prevention.

The forecast, released this World Cancer…

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Cancer Council Australia CEO receives Australia Day honour

26 January 2019 |

Professor Sanchia Aranda AM, CEO, Cancer Council Australia has been awarded the Member of the Order of Australia.  

Prof Aranda received the award on Australia Day 2019, in recognition of her significant service to community health, particularly cancer control and nursing.

The Hon. Nicola Roxon, Chair of Cancer Council Australia’s Board, said that the title was suitable recognition…

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Peak health bodies recommend new approach to sunscreen use

25 January 2019 |

The peak bodies responsible for sun safety advice in Australia and New Zealand have adopted a new policy on sunscreen use, recommending that people apply it daily as part of a regular morning routine.

The policy change follows a national Sunscreen Summit at QIMR Berghofer in Brisbane last year, at which representatives from some of Australia’s leading research, medical, public health and…

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Cancer Council welcomes $10 million Government investment in bowel cancer

18 January 2019 |

Cancer Council Australia has welcomed an unprecedented investment by the Federal Government to help tackle Australia’s second biggest cancer killer – bowel cancer.

Cancer Council Australia will receive $10 million from Government to fund a national mass media campaign to encourage more Australians to screen for bowel cancer with a simple home test that could save their life.

Professor…

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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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200,000 cancers could be avoided over 25 years if Australians get active and maintain a healthy weight

4 February 2019 |

World Cancer Day 4 February 2019

New Cancer Council Australia funded research has shown over 200,000 cancer cases could be avoided in Australia over the next 25 years if all Australian adults maintained a healthy weight and met the physical activity guidelines for cancer prevention.

The forecast, released this World Cancer…

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Cancer Council Australia CEO receives Australia Day honour

26 January 2019 |

Professor Sanchia Aranda AM, CEO, Cancer Council Australia has been awarded the Member of the Order of Australia.  

Prof Aranda received the award on Australia Day 2019, in recognition of her significant service to community health, particularly cancer control and nursing.

The Hon. Nicola Roxon, Chair of Cancer Council Australia’s Board, said that the title was suitable recognition…

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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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