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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Living with Cancer Forum
You are invited to the March Living with Cancer Forum.Find out more
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.
Please support the Comfortably Numb team. They will be pedalling out of Derby to commence their ride of 735km along the Gibb River Road to El Questro Station.Find out more
Living with cancer
Reduce your risks
Please support this year's Call To Arms and help fight cancer in men. You can find out how to get your club involved by calling 8944 1800 or join here.
Relay for Life
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.
Relay for Life - Alice Springs
Saturday 21st March 2015- Our Lady of the Sacred heart (OLSH), Sadadeen Campus
Relay for Life - Darwin
Friday 18th-19th September 2015- Garden's Oval
Relay for Life- Gove
Saturday 15th August 2015- Hindle Oval
Relay for Life- Katherine
Relay for Life- Groote Eylandt
Saturday 6th June- Alyangula Town Oval
Friday 28th August 2015
May is Australia's Biggest Morning Tea Month
Friday 28th August 2015
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.
Saturday 26th October 2015
Every year a race day is held to raise money and help beat cancer. All funds raised through the day’s activities are donated to Cancer Council NT. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Monday 26th October 2015
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
Throughout October and November 2015
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
19 February 2015 | Vale Mrs Judith Roberts AO
Cancer Council Australia pays tribute to one of its most distinguished former office bearers, Mrs Judith Roberts AO, who died on Tuesday in her home city of Adelaide. Mrs Roberts was President of Cancer Council Australia for three years, from 2004 to 2006.
Acting President of Cancer Council Australia, Jane Fenton, said Mrs Roberts would be remembered as one of the great contributors to cancer…Read more
19 February 2015 | Increase in teenagers’ screen use a new threat to long-term health
New research released today (19/2) by Cancer Council Australia and the National Heart Foundation of Australia shows Australian teenagers are spending increasing time in front of electronic devices such as computers, laptops, tablets, video games and TV.
The updated National Secondary Students’ Diet and Activity Survey found 77 per cent…Read more
Cancer Council calls for renewed investment in skin cancer campaigns
New research released by Cancer Council on World Cancer Day (4 Feb) shows that approximately 430,000 more Australian adults are getting sunburnt on the weekend than they were four years ago, increasing their risk of skin cancer.
Findings from Cancer Council’s National Sun Survey…Read more
30 January 2015 | New report shows cancer leading cause of premature death in Australia
Years of life lost to cancer peaks in 55–64 year olds
New research shows that cancer is causing unprecedented levels of premature mortality in Australians compared with all other causes of death, highlighting the urgent need for the whole community to do more to prevent cancer and improve patient outcomes.
A new Australian Institute of Health…Read more
30 January 2015 | Join Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea this May and help beat cancer
When it comes to beating cancer, we all have what it takes to help. You can make a difference this May by hosting a biggest morning tea and supporting the 1 in 2 Australians who will be diagnosed with cancer by age 85.
Getting involved is easy. Simply get together with your friends, family or workmates, put the kettle on and make your cuppa count.
Register at www.biggestmorningtea.com.au…Read more
28 January 2015 | World Cancer Day 2015
World Cancer Day 2015 is organised by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and held annually on the 4 February.
This year’s international theme is ‘Cancer, Not Beyond Us’, putting the focus on the things that all of us can do to help beat cancer – from early detection and prevention through to quality of life for cancer survivors and access to treatment worldwide.
4 February 2015
Australia is largely a success story when it comes to skin cancer education – so why are more Australians Aussies getting sunburnt?
Continue reading Why we need to turn up the heat on sun safety
15 January 2015
One third of cancers can be prevented. So what does it take to adopt a cancer smart lifestyle? Cancer Council staff member Jo gives it a try.
Continue reading Embracing a cancer smart lifestyle
20 November 2014
As a dermatologist, I’m often confronted with the difficult task of telling my patients they have skin cancer.
Continue reading Think treating skin cancer is always easy? Think again…
4 November 2014
Cancer wasn't the most painful thing to happen to me, it was the fact that my friends moved away, unsure of themselves.
Continue reading When cancer strikes – how to be a friend
18 August 2014
Have you ever left the doctor’s office having being told you need to get an ultrasound for a suspicious lump and immediately searched online to see what it could be?
Continue reading Searching for cancer information online