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Cancer Council Victoria

Cancer Council Victoria is a non-profit organisation involved in cancer research, support, prevention and advocacy.

They are involved with advising government and liaising with business and professional groups to help create strategies to fight cancer.

Cancer Council Victoria aims to maintain a strong public profile and preserve their independence in order to maximise their ability to influence the public agenda.

Objectives:

  • coordinate in Victoria all activities relating to research with respect to cancer and allied conditions and in particular, research into the causation, prevention and treatment of cancer and allied conditions
  • undertake, promote and subsidise such research
  • provide information and advice, and also develop, coordinate and participate in educational programs relating to the prevention, detection, treatment and management of cancer and allied conditions
  • promote, provide and coordinate services for the support and welfare of people suffering from cancer and allied conditions
  • act in association with any organisation having objectives similar to the objectives of Cancer Council Victoria

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Last reviewed: March 2019

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Prostate Health | Cancer Council Victoria

The prostate is a male sex gland, normally about the size of a walnut. Men should find out all the information they need about prostate cancer testing to make informed decisions.

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Stomach and oesophageal cancer: Overview | Cancer Council Victoria

Oesophageal and stomach cancers are malignant tumours found in the tissues of the oesophagus or stomach.

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Cancer Screening Tests | Cancer Council Victoria

Screening for breast, bowel, and cervical cancer saves lives, so these regular checks are one of the best health habits to get into.

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Caring for someone nearing the end of life | Cancer Council Victoria

This page covers the practical, emotional and physical issues to expect and what you can do to provide comfort and support to someone facing end of life.

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Diagnosing children’s cancers | Cancer Council Victoria

Information on diagnosing children's cancers, including finding childhood cancers and how to help your child cope with the tests or procedures.

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Mesothelioma: Overview | Cancer Council Victoria

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that starts from mesothelial cells. These cells line the outer surface of most of the body's internal organs, forming a protective membrane called the mesothelium.

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Exercise and cancer: Overview | Cancer Council Victoria

Understand the importance of exercise, and the benefits of exercise during and after cancer treatment, including tips and example exercise techniques.

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Slop on SPF30 sunscreen - SunSmart

Understand your sunscreen label, how to apply sunscreen and tips for use.

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Bowel cancer: Overview | Cancer Council Victoria

Understand more about bowel cancer, including how common it is, risk factors, symptoms and having bowel cancer run in your family.

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Diagnosing skin cancer (non-melanoma) | Cancer Council Victoria

Skin cancers don’t all look the same, but there are signs to look out for. Learn how to check your skin, and what to do if you find anything new or different.

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