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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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Last reviewed: November 2012

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Liver cancer

Information on primary and secondary liver cancer, including how common it is, symptoms and risk factors.

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Kaposi Sarcoma - Cancer Council Victoria

A rare cancer starting in the cells lining the lymph or blood vessels under the skin or in mucous membranes, including in the skin, lung, liver, digestive tract and lining of the mouth and nose.

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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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Head and neck cancer - Cancer Pathways

The optimal cancer care pathway outlines critical steps in the patient journey. The pathway describes the optimal cancer care that should be provided at each step.

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Shade - SunSmart

Shade is a practical, user-friendly form of sun protection. Well-designed and positioned shade can significantly reduce UV exposure as well as create cool, comfortable spaces for physical activity and recreation.

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Aboriginal communities - Cancer Council Victoria

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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 mid-August and then end of April when ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels reach high to extreme levels in Victoria.

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Treatment for early melanoma - Cancer Council Victoria

Melanoma that is found early (stages 0–2 or localised melanoma) can generally be treated successfully with surgery.

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Optimal care pathway - Cancer Pathways

The optimal cancer care pathway outlines critical steps in the patient journey. The pathway describes the optimal cancer care that should be provided at each step.

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Eye Cancer - Cancer Council Victoria

Many cancer types can affect eyes. Rhabdomyosarcoma affects eye muscles, intraocular cancers affect the eye itself and include lymphoma, melanoma, retinoblastoma and medulloepithelioma.

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