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Cancer Council Australia

Cancer Council Australia is the nation’s leading non-government cancer charity, and the only charity that works across every aspect of every cancer, from research to prevention and support.

Vision and mission

Cancer Council’s vision is a cancer free future. Every day they work to support people affected by cancer when they need it most – by speaking out on behalf of the community on cancer issues, empowering people to reduce their cancer risk, and finding new ways to better detect and treat cancer.

How Cancer Council can help

Research

Cancer Council is a global leader in funding and conducting cancer research. Their supporters have helped them become the largest non-government funder of cancer research in the country, investing $288 million in Australian cancer research in the last five years alone. Their investment extends across all cancers, and all stages of the cancer journey – because we believe that’s how we can make the biggest difference.

Prevention

At least one in three cancer cases could be prevented through lifestyle changes, so they support research, seek policy change and implement programs to help Australians reduce their cancer risk. Across the country, they provide information, raise awareness and encourage Australians to take actions that are proven to help prevent cancers.

Support

Supporting people affected by cancer is at the heart of everything they do. Cancer Council is the only charity in Australia that delivers a comprehensive range of practical and emotional support services for all people, affected by all cancers, across every state and territory - making every stage of their cancer journey easier.

You can get involved with Cancer Council Australia through their national fundraising events: Daffodil Day, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, Cancer Council Pink and Relay for Life.

Information line

Call 13 11 20 for a free, confidential telephone information and support service provided by nurses and other health professionals, for people affected by cancer.

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Last reviewed: July 2020

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Vulvar cancer | Cancer Council

What is vulvar cancer? Find out about the symptoms, causes, treatment options and more. Get the facts from Cancer Council here

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Small bowel cancer | Cancer Council

Small bowel cancer is a rare cancer that occurs when cells in the small bowel become abnormal and keep growing and form a mass or lump. Find out more here

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Asbestos | Cancer Council

Asbestos is very fibrous and the tiny fibres are easily breathed in where they can become trapped in the lungs. Read more about asbestos and cancer here

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Early detection and screening | Cancer Council

Cancer Council gives you all the information you need to know about the importance of early detection of cancer. Find out about screening programs here

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Transport to Treatment: Removing the stress from getting to treatment | Cancer Council

Cancer Council’s Transport to Treatment service ensures people affected by cancer and their carers, including those living in isolated areas, get to and from vital treatment

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What will I have to pay for treatment? | Cancer Council

Find information about out-of-pocket costs and informed financial consent for people with cancer and for those caring for someone with cancer

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Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek, Slide | Cancer Council

One of the most successful health campaigns in Australia's history, Sid the seagull, reminded us of 3 easy ways we can protect ourselves from skin cancer

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Bowel cancer | Causes, Symptoms & Treatments | Cancer Council

What is bowel cancer? Find out about the symptoms, causes, treatment options and more. Get the facts from Cancer Council here

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Basal and squamous cell carcinoma | Non-melanoma skin cancer | Cancer Council

Read about non-melanoma skin cancer, including the difference between a basal cell carcinoma and a squamous cell carcinoma and how they are treated

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Sun safety | Cancer Council

How do you prevent skin cancer? Get information on how much sun you need and how to protect yourself, including sunscreen, vitamin D and skin types

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