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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

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Last reviewed: June 2021

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What is Melanoma?

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

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Prostate Cancer

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

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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.

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What is Lymphoma?

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

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What is Ovarian cancer?

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

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Pancreatic cancer fact sheet

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

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Emotional wellbeing | Cancer Australia Childrens Cancers

A diagnosis of cancer can affect the mental health and emotional wellbeing of you, your family and friends, and the child with cancer. Find out more information on how to deal with you and your family's emotions.

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For parents | Cancer Australia Childrens Cancers

General advice about feelings and emotions for parents who have a child with cancer.

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What are the symptoms of testicular cancer? | Cancer Australia

The most common symptoms of testicular cancer are: a painless lump or swelling in either testicle a change in how the testicle feels an ache in the lower abdomen or groin a sudden build-up of fluid in the scrotum pain or discomfort in a testicle or in the scrotum. There are a number of conditions that may cause these symptoms, not just testicular cancer. If any of these

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After treatment | Cancer Australia Childrens Cancers

You will probably have many questions about what will happen and what to do when treatment finishes, such as...

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