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Cancer Institute NSW

The Cancer Institute is a state wide Government cancer control agency and a pillar of NSW Health, established under the Cancer Institute NSW (2003) Act to lessen the impact of cancer across the state.

Vision and mission

Cancer Institute works across the health care system to promote better; cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and care.

How Cancer Institute NSW can help

The Cancer Institute collect and use the latest cancer data, information and evidence to drive improvements in cancer outcomes.

The Institute works in partnership with all involved in the cancer community to:

  • reduce the incidence of cancer in the community
  • increase the survival rate for people diagnosed with cancer
  • improve the quality of life for people with cancer and their carers
  • provide a source of expertise on cancer control for the government, health service providers, medical researchers and the general community.

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Last reviewed: July 2021

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Stages of cancer | Cancer Institute NSW

The stage of a cancer describes how far it has grown and spread at the time it is diagnosed. These are often reported as Stage 0 to Stage 4 cancer. Knowing the stage of a cancer is important as it helps doctors to work out the best treatment options.

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Bowel cancer screening | Cancer Institute NSW

Australia has one of the highest incidence of bowel cancer in the world—find out why screening is important and how you can take part in the bowel screening program.

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How do clinical trials progress? | Cancer Institute NSW

Clinical trials go through four phases or stages, each designed to answer a separate research question and improve the prospective treatment.

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Cancer costs | Cancer Institute NSW

It is important to ask about costs before you start your treatment.

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Having tests | Cancer Institute NSW

Your doctors will send you for tests to check what is causing your symptoms.

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Cervical screening | Cancer Institute NSW

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers—having a Cervical Screening Test (formerly Pap Test) is currently the best way to prevent it. Find out more about NSW Cervical Screening Program.

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Uterine cancer | Cancer Institute NSW

Uterine cancer is a rare cancer that affects the uterus (womb) in women

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People in rural and remote areas | Cancer Institute NSW

Understand how living outside Australia's major cities can affect your health care

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Prostate cancer | Cancer Institute NSW

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men

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Brain and spinal cord tumours | Cancer Institute NSW

Brain and spinal cord tumours are also called neurological cancers

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