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Bowel cancer screening campaign

Are you or someone you love aged 50 or over? Then you or your loved one is at higher risk of bowel cancer. Tragically, bowel cancer claims the lives of 75 Australians every week.


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Fault in our stars campaign

Come along to our Fault in our Stars Movie Night Fundraising Campaign!


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Relay For Life - Darwin

Relay For Life is a fun, outdoor overnight fundraising event that brings communities together to celebrate and remember the lives of those who have battled cancer.

 

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Jessica Rusinko

Jessica talks bravely about losing both parents to cancer before she turned 25

 

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Family history and cancer

It is not uncommon for more than one member of a family to have cancer. Find out what it means to have a family history of cancer, the different types of family cancers and who you can contact for further information.

 

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Bowel cancer screening campaign

Are you or someone you love aged 50 or over? Then you or your loved one is at higher risk of bowel cancer. Tragically, bowel cancer claims the lives of 75 Australians every week.


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Daffodil Day

Friday 22nd August 2014
Every day in Australia, around 300 people are told they have a life-threatening cancer. The survival rate for many common cancers has increased by 30% in the last two decades, but we still have a long way to go.


Relay for Life - Darwin

21st-22nd September 2014 (Gardens Oval)
Relay For Life is an opportunity to get together with your community to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against cancer.


Cancer Council Pink

Monday 27th October 2014
Cancer Council Pink aims to raise awareness about breast and gynaecological cancers, as well as raise funds for prevention programs, support services and world-class breast cancer research.


Girls Night In

Throughout October 2014
Love catching up with your girlfriends and the ladies in your family? Why not bring everyone together for a very special event, and raise much-needed funds to help beat women's cancers at the same time?


Celebrities pin their hopes on beating cancer this Daffodil Day

9 July 2014 | Celebrities pin their hopes on beating cancer this Daffodil Day

Every day in Australia, 350 people will hear the words ‘You have cancer’ and sadly approximately 118 people will lose their lives to the disease.

Cancer Council’s celebrity ambassadors are urging all Australians to show they care about beating cancer this Daffodil Day (Friday 22nd August) by wearing a Cancer Council pin.

Actor Marta Dusseldorp knows the profound…

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Cancer Council urges food industry to embrace Health Star Rating system

27 June 2014 | Cancer Council urges food industry to embrace Health Star Rating system

Ministers congratulated for supporting new labels

 

Cancer Council Australia has congratulated Australia’s food policy ministers for reiterating their support for the Health Star Rating system on front-of-pack food labels and has called on the food industry to embrace the voluntary scheme.

Cancer Council spokesperson Clare Hughes congratulated…

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New report shows why governments must take action on food labelling

26 June 2014 | New report shows why governments must take action on food labelling

Good news on cancer survival comes with a timely warning

 

Good news on cancer survival in a new report published this week could go bad unless governments do more to assist Australians in taking responsibility for their health, Cancer Council Australia said today (26/6).

Chair of Cancer Council Australia’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Committee,…

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New data shows 643,000 Australians binned lifesaving test in 2012-13

23 June 2014 | New data shows 643,000 Australians binned lifesaving test in 2012-13

Program report adds urgency to call for more bowel cancer screening

 

Cancer Council Australia is urging eligible Australians to participate in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, following new data released today (23/6) that showed around 643,000 Australians threw away a free kit in 2012-13 that could have saved their lives.

The National…

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Tobacco industry misinformation aims to undermine success of plain packaging

18 June 2014 | Tobacco industry misinformation aims to undermine success of plain packaging

New Health Department and Treasury data show smoking at all-time low

 

Ongoing misinformation about tobacco sales in Australia is being driven by the tobacco industry to undermine the effectiveness of plain packaging, Cancer Council Australia said today.

Cancer Council Australia CEO and medical oncologist, Professor Ian Olver, said independent…

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Make a date this Daffodil Day!

12 June 2014 | Make a date this Daffodil Day!

Every day in Australia, around 350 people are told they have a life-threatening cancer and sadly more than 115 people die of the disease each day.

With your help, we can make a difference and beat this disease…make a date this Daffodil Day!

Support Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day on Friday August 22 and show you care about beating cancer. Every daffodil and every donation goes toward…

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Get your parents to screen for bowel cancer

Paul Grogan
25 June 2014

By random coincidence, I met two people in the past week who lost parents to bowel cancer. Random, because although I work in cancer policy these were social encounters.

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What should I do if someone I love smokes?

Luke Atkin
30 May 2014

At Quit, we get around 20,000 calls a year from smokers trying, or intent on trying to give up.

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Extreme caution needed on electronic cigarettes

Professor Ian Olver
17 April 2014

Electronic cigarettes containing nicotine cannot be lawfully sold in Australia. These devices have never been legal here because of the restrictions that apply under poison control regulations.

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Cancer awareness selfies - selfless or all in vain?

Hollie Jenkins
9 April 2014

How often do we stop and think about what we are doing to help the cancer cause or talk about cancer prevention?

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