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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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Liver cancer

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

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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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What is Thyroid Cancer? - Cancer Council Victoria

On this page: The thyroid gland | Thyroid hormones | What is thyroid cancer? | What types are there? | What are the signs and symptoms? | What are the risk factors? | How common is it? | Key points

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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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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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Sunscreen - SunSmart

Sunscreen is one of the most common methods of sun protection. SunSmart recommends SPF 30 or higher broad spectrum, water resistant sunscreen.

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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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Sun protective clothing - SunSmart

One of the best barriers between your skin and the sun is clothing, so try to cover as much skin as possible. Long pants and shirts with a collar and long sleeves are best.

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Cancer of unknown primary - Cancer Council Victoria

On this page: What is cancer of unknown primary?|Why can't the cancer be found?|Does it matter it can't be found?|Will I need lots of tests? |What are the different cell types?|What are the causes? |What are the symptoms?|How common is CUP? | Key points

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Vitamin D - SunSmart

The sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation is both the major cause of skin cancer and the best natural source for the body to produce vitamin D.

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