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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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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
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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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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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Cancer Council research shows sun mistakes putting Aussies at risk

19 December 2019 |

With the UV index at extreme levels and many Australians aiming to beat the nationwide heatwave, Cancer Council Australia is reminding Australians to be vigilant about their sun protection, with new data showing we are making simple mistakes when it comes to protecting ourselves from sunburn.

The latest data from the National Sun Protection Survey has shown that nearly 40% of adults who…

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Bowel cancer campaigns could save over 4300 Australian lives

3 December 2019 |

Cancer Council Australia calls for extended Government investment to continue to increase screening program participation

New research released today has highlighted the lifesaving potential of promoting bowel cancer screening, showing that a national four-year awareness campaign could prompt over one million Australians to participate in the screening program and…

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Independent experts back stronger government stance on e-cigarette threat

2 December 2019 |

Leading independent health groups have backed a whole-of-government statement issued today highlighting concerns about “the direct harms e‐cigarettes pose to human health”.

Cancer Council Australia, the Public Health Association of Australia, Lung Foundation Australia and Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand commended all nine federal, state and territory governments, and federal…

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Limiting alcohol could prevent almost 30,000 cancer cases

28 November 2019 |

Cancer Council encourages Australians to reassess drinking habits this festive season

As the festive season approaches Cancer Council is encouraging Australians to moderate their alcohol intake, with research showing nearly 30,000 cancer cases could be prevented over the next 25 years if all Australians stuck to the government’s alcohol guidelines of no more than…

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New guidelines for Australia’s ‘national cancer’

26 November 2019 |

Australians with keratinocyte (non-melanoma) skin cancers will be benefit from the release of new clinical guidelines launched today, providing the latest advice on prevention, diagnosis and treatment. 

The long-awaited new guidelines for the “Clinical practice guidelines for keratinocyte cancer (basal cell…

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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,…

Read more

Cancer Council research shows sun mistakes putting Aussies at risk

19 December 2019 |

With the UV index at extreme levels and many Australians aiming to beat the nationwide heatwave, Cancer Council Australia is reminding Australians to be vigilant about their sun protection, with new data showing we are making simple mistakes when it comes to protecting ourselves from sunburn.

The latest data from the National Sun Protection Survey has shown that nearly 40% of adults who…

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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


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.

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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.

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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


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.


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