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Cancer Australia

Cancer Australia works to reduce the impact of cancer and improve the well-being of those diagnosed by ensuring that evidence informs cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and supportive care.

Cancer Australia was established by the Australian Government in 2006 to benefit all Australians affected by cancer, and their families and carers.

Cancer Australia liaises with a wide range of groups, including those affected by cancer, key stakeholders and service providers with an interest in cancer control. The agency also focuses on populations who experience poorer health outcomes, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people living in rural and remote Australia.

As a national cancer control agency, Cancer Australia also makes recommendations to the Australian Government about cancer policy and priorities.

Featured sites:

  • Australian cancer trials a consumer friendly website that enables people with cancer to find out what cancer clinical trials are currently available in Australia; to learn about types of cancer treatment and supportive care and, find trials relevant to them.
  • Breast cancer in young women
  • Breast cancer in men
  • Children's cancer a website to provide easily accessible and evidence-based information for families and carers of children with cancer and the health professionals who care for them.
  • Cancer learning a website designed for health professionals working in cancer care, providing a comprehensive library of cancer education and professional development resources.
  • Consumer involvement a website with practical tools to assist CEOs, Executives, Service Managers, Health Professionals, Researchers, Policy Makers and Consumers to actively engage with consumers around a shared focus and vision.
  • Consumer learning a learning modules website.
  • National cancer control indicators an interactive website of national data across the continuum of cancer control.
  • The Statement is a summary of 12 practices that have been identified as appropriate or inappropriate for the provision of breast cancer care in Australia.

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Last reviewed: July 2018

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My breast cancer journey: a guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their families | Cancer Australia

Cancer Australia has developed a new resource My breast cancer journey: a guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their families

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Breast cancer statistics | Cancer Australia

Breast cancerin Australia The following material has been sourced from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Breast cancer incorporates ICD-10 cancer codesC50 (Malignant neoplasm of breast).

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Making decisions about treatment | Cancer Australia Children's Cancers

General advice on making decisions about treatment for your child with cancer.

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A systematic review of the impact of stigma and nihilism on lung cancer | Cancer Australia

A systematic review of the evidence of how stigma and nihilism influences lung cancer patterns of care and patients psychosocial and quality of l

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Choosing a breast surgeon | Cancer Australia

One of the ways in which surgeons can demonstrate their commitment to improving and maintaining the highest standards of care for their patients is by participating in clinical audit. The BreastSurgANZ Quality Audit (BQA) is a clinical audit directed by the Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand (BreastSurgANZ), a specialty society for surgeons treating breast cancer.

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Leukaemia fact sheet | Cancer Australia

An overview of leukaemia including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

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Treatment options for DCIS | Cancer Australia

Treatment options for DCIS depend on a number of things, including the size of the DCIS compared to the size of the breast, the grade of DCIS, the womans age and whether she has a family history of breast cancer.Because ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) may develop into invasive breast cancer and invasive breast cancer can spread and cause death, its recommended that all women with DCIS have treatment.

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Treatments for pain caused by secondary breast cancer | Cancer Australia

Cancer pain can usually be controlled. Its rare to have cancer pain that cant be lessened or changed.

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Secondary breast cancer | Cancer Australia

Secondary breast cancer is invasive breast cancer that has spread from the breast to other parts of the body

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Treatment options for secondary (metastatic) breast cancer | Cancer Australia

A range of different treatments are available for secondary breast cancer.

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