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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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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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UV & Sun Protection - SunSmart

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the major cause of skin cancer so it's important to check the UV level and sun protection times each day.

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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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What is UV? - SunSmart

UV radiation from the sun cannot be seen or felt so it can damage our skin without us knowing. Health effects from too much UV include sunburn, photosensitivity, premature ageing and eye damage.

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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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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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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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Working when you have cancer | Cancer Council Victoria

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Financial cost of cancer | Cancer Council Victoria

After a cancer diagnosis, many people worry about how they will manage the financial impact.

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Secondary Bone Cancer | Cancer Council Victoria

This information has been prepared to help you understand more about secondary bone cancer. It includes basic information about how secondary bone cancer is diagnosed and treated.

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