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Rare Cancers Australia

A rare cancer is defined as a type of cancer that has an incidence of less than 6 per year per 100,000 population or less than 1,250 new diagnoses in any one year. A less common cancer is defined as one that has an incidence of between 6 and 12 per year per 100,000 population (less than 2,500 diagnoses per year in Australia). There are literally hundreds of different types of rare and less common (RLC) cancers and when combined they have a devastating impact on the community’s health and wellbeing. There are also many rare sub-types of common cancers such as Breast or Lung.

Rare Cancers Australia (RCA) Ltd is a charity whose purpose is to improve the lives and health outcomes of Australians living with a rare or less common cancer.

Australians diagnosed with a rare or less common cancer have typically been offered very little by way of support, information and treatment options. RCA's Patient Support Program can assist with the specific challenges that come with a rare cancer diagnosis.

Patient outcomes can be greatly improved with access to specialist doctors, relevant support services and awareness of treatment options.

RCA understands that patients diagnosed with cancer are confronted with vast quantities of life changing information at a time of great stress. RCA strives to support patients and help them navigate towards the best possible outcomes.

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Rare Cancers Australia - Directory - Skin Cancer Overview

Cancer that forms in the tissues of the skin. There are several types of skin cancer.

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Rare Cancers Australia - Directory - Urethral Cancer

Rare Cancers Australia is a charity whose purpose is to improve the lives and health outcomes of Australians living with a rare or less common cancer.

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Rare Cancers Australia - Directory - Vaginal Cancer

Rare Cancers Australia is a charity whose purpose is to improve the lives and health outcomes of Australians living with a rare or less common cancer.

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Rare Cancers Australia - Directory - Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Rare Cancers Australia is a charity whose purpose is to improve the lives and health outcomes of Australians living with a rare or less common cancer.

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Rare Cancers Australia - Directory - Common Moles, Dysplastic Nevi, and Risk of Melanoma

Rare Cancers Australia is a charity whose purpose is to improve the lives and health outcomes of Australians living with a rare or less common cancer.

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Rare Cancers Australia - Directory - Paraganglioma

Rare Cancers Australia is a charity whose purpose is to improve the lives and health outcomes of Australians living with a rare or less common cancer.

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Rare Cancers Australia - Directory - Retinoblastoma Cancer

Rare Cancers Australia is a charity whose purpose is to improve the lives and health outcomes of Australians living with a rare or less common cancer.

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Rare Cancers Australia - Directory - Osteosarcoma and Bone Fibrous Histiocytoma

Rare Cancers Australia is a charity whose purpose is to improve the lives and health outcomes of Australians living with a rare or less common cancer.

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Rare Cancers Australia - Directory - Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Rare Cancers Australia is a charity whose purpose is to improve the lives and health outcomes of Australians living with a rare or less common cancer.

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