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Cancer Australia

Cancer Australia was established by the Australian Government in 2006 to benefit all Australians affected by cancer, and their families and carers. Cancer Australia aims to reduce the impact of cancer, address disparities and improve outcomes for people affected by cancer by leading and coordinating national, evidence-based interventions across the continuum of care.

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

Vision and mission

The vision of Cancer Australia is to reduce the impact of cancer and improve the wellbeing of people affected by cancer.

Cancer Australia’s mission is to strengthen and provide advice on the Australian Government’s strategic focus on cancer control and care.

How Cancer Australia can help

Cancer Australia informs, engages and partners to lead, shape and create value in national cancer control and to deliver effective cancer care.

The Cancer Australia website provides information for people affected by cancer, including where to find support, healthy living and clinical best practice guides.

Information / help lines

Email: enquiries@canceraustralia.gov.au

Programs, apps and tools

Recommended links

Last reviewed: June 2021

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What is Melanoma?

Melanoma occurs when abnormal cells in the skin grow in an uncontrolled way.

Read more on Cancer Australia website

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the prostate grow in an uncontrolled way.

Read more on Cancer Australia website

What is Cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer develops from the tissues of the cervix. It is also called cancer of the uterine cervix. It is the third most commonly diagnosed gynaecological cancer in Australian women.

Read more on Cancer Australia website

What is Lymphoma?

Lymphoma occurs when abnormal white blood cells (lymphocytes) in the lymphatic system grow in an uncontrolled way.

Read more on Cancer Australia website

What is Ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the ovary, fallopian tube or peritoneum grow in an uncontrolled way.

Read more on Cancer Australia website

Pancreatic cancer fact sheet

Pancreatic cancer occurs when abnormal cells within the pancreas grow in an uncontrolled way

Read more on Cancer Australia website

Living with breast cancer | Cancer Australia

A diagnosis of breast cancer marks the beginning of a journey full of emotional, psychological, physical and practical challenges.

Read more on Cancer Australia website

Culturally safe communication skills – tips for non-Indigenous health professionals | Cancer Australia

The resource comprises a series of short videos and a key messages tip sheet providing practical advice for cancer care specialists to optimise culturally safe and responsive communication with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, their families and carers.

Read more on Cancer Australia website

Finding support | Cancer Australia

You might feel overwhelmed, scared, anxious or upset if you have been diagnosed with cancer – these are all normal feelings. It’s very important to have support from family, friends, health professionals or other services to help you cope with cancer. Living with cancer has information about physical, emotional and practical issues during and after diagnosis and treatment.

Read more on Cancer Australia website

Melanoma | Cancer Australia Childrens Cancers

Information on melanoma, including risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Read more on Cancer Australia website

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