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Cancer Council Victoria

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

From their Carlton offices Cancer Council Victoria are close to many of Melbourne's public teaching hospitals, universities and medical research institutes. They are also involved with advising government and liaising with business and professional groups to help create strategies to fight cancer.

Cancer Council Victoria aim 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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Nutrition & Cancer - Cancer Council Victoria

On this page: Before treatment Benefits of eating well How treatment affects eating What should I eat? Can foods cause cancer? Can foods cure cancer? Does excess food feed cancer? Reviewers

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Head & neck cancers

Head and neck cancer is a general term used to refer to a range of different cancers that start developing in the head and neck region of the body. This includes the oral cavity, the tongue, palate, jaw, salivary glands, the throat (larynx) and the nose.

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Breast cancer - Cancer Pathways

For free resources about breast cancer, or to find support available in your area, call Breast Cancer Network Australia on 1800 500 258 or visit www.bcna.org.au.

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Pleural mesothelioma - Cancer Pathways

For information about mesothelioma, call Cancer Council on 13 11 20. Qualified cancer nurses at Cancer Council can answer your questions about the effects of cancer, explain what will happen during treatment and link you to support groups and other community resources.

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Sunglasses - SunSmart

Exposure to UV radiation over long periods can lead to serious damage to the eyes. If practical try to protect the eyes all year using sunglasses.

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Sports groups & sun protection - SunSmart

Many sports such as cricket, tennis, golf, lawn bowls, athletics, surfing and triathlon experience their highest participation between September and April when ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels reach high to extreme levels in Victoria.

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Endometrial cancer - Cancer Pathways

For information about endometrial cancer call the Cancer Council on 13 11 20. The Cancer Council can answer your questions about the effects of cancer, explain what will happen during treatment and link you to support groups and other community resources.

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Sun protective hats - SunSmart

Broad brimmed and bucket hats provide the best sun protection for the face, head, ears and neck. Legionnaire hats also provide good UV protection. Baseball caps do not protect the face, head, ears and neck. A good sun protective hat will protect your eyes too.

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What is UV? - SunSmart

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a type of radiation that is produced by the sun and some artificial sources, such as solariums. The suns UV radiation is the major cause of sunburn, premature ageing, eye damage and skin damage leading to skin cancer . However, it is also the best natural source of vitamin D.

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Bowel cancer - Cancer Pathways

Call Bowel Cancer Australia on 1800 555 494 for information about bowel cancer or to speak to specialised bowel cancer nurses or visit www.bowelcanceraustralia.org

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