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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.


  • 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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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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Ovarian cancer: Overview | Cancer Council Victoria

Key information on Ovarian Cancer, including what it is, how common it is, symptoms, types and risk.

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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 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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Legal and financial advice | Cancer Council Victoria

We offer four pro bono programs and financial assistance for clients experiencing financial hardship as the result of their cancer diagnosis.

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Lymphoma: Overview | Cancer Council Victoria

Lymphomas are cancers of the lymphatic system, which can affect your immune system and the way your body fights infections. To find out more, visit our site.

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Sunscreen - SunSmart

SunSmart recommends SPF 30 or higher broad spectrum, water resistant sunscreen.

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Skin cancer - SunSmart

Skin cancer is very common in Australia and is caused by harmful levels of UV radiation from the sun and other sources such as solariums.

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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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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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