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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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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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Cancer Council has launched a national campaign, reminding Australians to Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide using the latest range of sun protection products. 

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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.

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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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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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Get sun set.

Cancer Council has launched a national campaign, reminding Australians to Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide using the latest range of sun protection products. Find out more
Donate now
Donate now

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
Learn more
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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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Cancer Council calls on workplaces to do more to help prevent skin cancers

29 October 2019 |

Cancer Council Australia is calling on more Australian workplaces to implement sun protection policies, following new research that shows that 38 percent of outdoor workers aren’t properly protected on the job.

The data from Cancer Council’s National Sun Protection Survey reveals that 62 percent of workplaces have a sun protection policy in place, up just 11 percentage points since Cancer…

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New report highlights the $137 billion cost of smoking

22 October 2019 |

Cancer Council welcomes increased government investment in tobacco control to save lives and money.

Cancer Council Australia has commended Health Minister Greg Hunt for significantly increasing his funding commitment to a national tobacco public education campaign, following new research showing that smoking led to 20,000 preventable deaths and accounted for $136.9 billion in social costs…

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New silica resources launched during Safe Work Month

22 October 2019 |

Australia’s leading cancer charity has joined forces with the global body for workplace health and safety professionals to raise awareness of the risks of silica dust and prevent people’s lives being threatened by exposure to it.

The partnership between Cancer Council Australia and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has led to the development of new resources available 

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Leading cancer experts recognised for their lifetime contribution

21 October 2019 |

The Cancer Council Medal for Distinguished service has been awarded to two of Australia’s leading cancer experts.

Two of Australia’s leading cancer experts, Dr Heather Mitchell and Emeritus Professor Mike Daube AO, have been recognised for their efforts in improving cancer outcomes…

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1 in 6 teens consume over 5kg of sugar per year from sugary drinks

24 September 2019 |

Cancer Council is calling for a national campaign to reduce teenagers’ consumption of sugary drinks with new research showing one in six (17 per cent) teenagers consume at least 5.2 kilograms of sugar each year from sugary drinks alone.

Cancer Council Australia’s National Secondary Students’ Diet and Activity survey looked at the habits of more than 9,000…

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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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Cancer Council calls on workplaces to do more to help prevent skin cancers

29 October 2019 |

Cancer Council Australia is calling on more Australian workplaces to implement sun protection policies, following new research that shows that 38 percent of outdoor workers aren’t properly protected on the job.

The data from Cancer Council’s National Sun Protection Survey reveals that 62 percent of workplaces have a sun protection policy in place, up just 11 percentage points since Cancer…

Read more

New report highlights the $137 billion cost of smoking

22 October 2019 |

Cancer Council welcomes increased government investment in tobacco control to save lives and money.

Cancer Council Australia has commended Health Minister Greg Hunt for significantly increasing his funding commitment to a national tobacco public education campaign, following new research showing that smoking led to 20,000 preventable deaths and accounted for $136.9 billion in social costs…

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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.

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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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