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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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How to prepare for a telehealth consultation

As our healthcare system adapts to COVID-19, a key change has been the transition of many appointments to telehealth. Learn more.

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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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How to prepare for a telehealth consultation

As our healthcare system adapts to COVID-19, a key change has been the transition of many appointments to telehealth. Learn more
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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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Global survey highlights actions Australians want on cancer

4 February 2020 |

World Cancer Day survey shows Australians most concerned about affordable and equal access to cancer services

This World Cancer Day (Tuesday 4 February), Cancer Council Australia is calling for more action to reduce inequities in cancer outcomes, following a new global survey showing nearly half (45%) of all Australians believe Government…

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Leading health groups welcome new recommendations for embedding smoking cessation in healthcare

28 January 2020 |

Cancer Council Australia and Quit Victoria have welcomed new smoking cessation recommendations released today by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, saying the latest guide highlights the crucial role of health professionals in supporting smokers to quit and notes there is insufficient evidence to endorse the use of e-cigarettes for cessation.

The new evidence-based guidelines,…

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Power tools and asbestos don’t mix – especially at Christmas

19 December 2019 |

Power tools are always a popular choice at Christmas for DIY enthusiasts, but this year Cancer Council is encouraging gift recipients to do a free online course to minimise the risk of asbestos related disease in the future.

Professor Tim Driscoll,…

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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…

Read more

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…

Read more

How to prepare for a telehealth consultation


30 April 2020

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

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How to help people with cancer during COVID-19 when you don't have much to give


24 April 2020

How to help people with cancer during COVID-19 when you don't have much to give.

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What’s the bravest thing we can do for cancer this World Cancer Day?


4 February 2020

February 4 is the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day and this year we are celebrating the progress Australia has made in cancer, while recognising that there is still a long way to go to reach a cancer free future.

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The birth of Slip, Slop, Slap and the science behind nation-wide behaviour change


23 January 2020

Former Cancer Council Victoria CEO, David Hill, shares how science was used to change a nation's attitude towards skin cancer and its prevention with iconic programs and campaigns such as ‘Slip, Slop, Slap,’ and ‘Timebomb.’

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What happens to your skin when you get sunburnt? A dermatologist explains


22 November 2019

Too many Australians pay with their lives for their past sun exposure, with over 2,000 dying from skin cancer each year. The good news is skin cancer is primarily a preventable cancer.

Continue reading What happens to your skin when you get sunburnt? A dermatologist explains


How to prepare for a telehealth consultation


30 April 2020

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

Continue reading How to prepare for a telehealth consultation

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How to help people with cancer during COVID-19 when you don't have much to give


24 April 2020

How to help people with cancer during COVID-19 when you don't have much to give.

Continue reading How to help people with cancer during COVID-19 when you don't have much to give

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