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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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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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Metastatic breast cancer | Breast cancer

Radiotherapy uses X-rays to destroy cancer cells in some parts of the body. Radiotherapy is a localised treatment, which means it only treats the area of the body its aimed at. Radiotherapy may be used to treat different parts of the body that are affected by metastaticbreast cancer. If metastatic breast cancer has spread to the bones, radiotherapy may be used:

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Questions to ask | Breast cancer

Before deciding on any course of treatment or activity, it’s important to be well informed. This includes being confident about the training of any complementary health practitioner. Questions that may be helpful include: What training do you have? Exactly what is the therapy you are proposing? What do you hope it will do? What is the evidence for the success of this therapy?

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Diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ | Breast cancer

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is not breast cancer as we commonly understand it, because it has not spread outside the milk ducts into other parts of the breast, or to other parts of the body.Without treatment, DCIS may develop into invasive breast cancer, which can spread outside the ducts and possibly to other parts of the body. The pathology report After a biopsy or

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Family history of ovarian cancer

Family history of ovarian cancer. Some women are at increased risk of ovarian cancer because they have a strong family history of ovarian cancer or breast cancer. A strong family history means having several close blood relatives (on the mother’s or father’s side of the family) who have had breast or ovarian cancer, especially if this was diagnosed at an early age.

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