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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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    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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    Together, we are helping Australia lead the world in tobacco control.

    31st May is World No Tobacco Day – and this year’s theme is lung health. Discover how Professor Melanie Wakefield, Director of Cancer Council Victoria’s Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, is working to reduce smoking related harm in Australia. 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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    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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    Together, we are helping Australia lead the world in tobacco control.

    31st May is World No Tobacco Day – and this year’s theme is lung health. Discover how Professor Melanie Wakefield, Director of Cancer Council Victoria’s Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, is working to reduce smoking related harm in Australia. Learn more
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    Cancer Council asks, “5.5 million poo tests. Have you had yours?”

    3 June 2019 |

    Cancer Council has launched a renewed call for all Australians aged 50-74 to complete their free bowel screening test, following new data released today showing that still few Australians are taking part in the program – particularly in the youngest eligible cohort.

    The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s National Bowel Cancer Screening Program Monitoring Report shows that 5.5 million…

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    Survey finds worrying increase in popularity of roll-your-own tobacco amongst Australian teens

    31 May 2019 |

    Cancer Council is calling for Governments to take action to protect adolescents from tobacco industry influence, following the release of new data showing the popularity of roll-your-own tobacco use amongst teens has recently increased.

    The findings, highlighted today to coincide with World No Tobacco Day, show that while adolescent smoking rates are dropping, amongst those Australian secondary…

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    Cancer Council: Labor commitment to tackling obesity, alcohol could help prevent thousands of cancer cases

    2 May 2019 |

    Federal Labor’s election commitment to addressing Australia’s growing obesity problem and risky alcohol consumption could help prevent thousands of cancer cases according to Cancer Council Australia.?

    Professor Sanchia Aranda, CEO, Cancer Council Australia has welcomed the latest federal Labor commitments announced today, saying an effective National Obesity Strategy and a national $39 million…

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    Opposition’s skin cancer prevention campaign would save lives and money

    13 April 2019 |

    Getting slip, slap, slop, seek, slide back on the agenda

    The federal Opposition’s plan for an $8.6?million national sun protection awareness campaign would significantly reduce the social and economic costs of skin cancer, according to Cancer Council Australia.

    Chair…

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    Cancer charities welcome Opposition’s $10m plan for reducing bill shock

    11 April 2019 |

    Leading cancer charities have welcomed the federal Opposition’s plan to help protect patients from the shock of unexpected medical costs through a $10 million plan to embed informed financial consent into the health system.

    The federal Opposition has committed to build on work started in the not-for-profit sector by Cancer Council Australia, Breast Cancer Network Australia, Prostate Cancer…

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    Opposition’s $40m plan to revive national anti-smoking campaign could save 55,000 lives

    10 April 2019 |

    Cancer Council Australia has commended the federal Opposition for its $40 million commitment to revive Australia’s landmark National Tobacco Campaign, which could prevent more than 55,000 deaths and save at least $740 million in healthcare costs.

    Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Sanchia Aranda, said the Opposition’s $40 million plan would be the most significant investment in anti-smoking…

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    Cancer Council asks, “5.5 million poo tests. Have you had yours?”

    3 June 2019 |

    Cancer Council has launched a renewed call for all Australians aged 50-74 to complete their free bowel screening test, following new data released today showing that still few Australians are taking part in the program – particularly in the youngest eligible cohort.

    The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s National Bowel Cancer Screening Program Monitoring Report shows that 5.5 million…

    Read more

    Survey finds worrying increase in popularity of roll-your-own tobacco amongst Australian teens

    31 May 2019 |

    Cancer Council is calling for Governments to take action to protect adolescents from tobacco industry influence, following the release of new data showing the popularity of roll-your-own tobacco use amongst teens has recently increased.

    The findings, highlighted today to coincide with World No Tobacco Day, show that while adolescent smoking rates are dropping, amongst those Australian secondary…

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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.

    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.

    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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