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Living with Cancer Forum

The forum is for anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis (including people with cancer, people who have finished active cancer treatment and those people under surveillance, along with carers, family, friends and health professionals). 



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Pink Ribbon Race Day

Every year a race day is held to raise money and help beat cancer.



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Preventing skin cancer

To stay safe under the NT sun make sure you follow Cancer Council's recommended combination of sun protection measures.
 

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Tips to eat more fruit and vegetables

Healthy eating is a first step in reducing your cancer risk. Poor eating habits increase your risk of cancer at many sites in the body.

 

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iHeard question

Heard a claim about cancer and not sure if it’s true? Find out the facts at iheard.

 

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Living with Cancer Forum

The forum is for anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis (including people with cancer, people who have finished active cancer treatment and those people under surveillance, along with carers, family, friends and health professionals). 



Find out more
Buy tickets here
Buy tickets here

Pink Ribbon Race Day

Every year a race day is held to raise money and help beat cancer.



Buy tickets here
Find out more
Find out more

Preventing skin cancer

To stay safe under the NT sun make sure you follow Cancer Council's recommended combination of sun protection measures.
 

Find out more
Find out more
Find out more

Tips to eat more fruit and vegetables

Healthy eating is a first step in reducing your cancer risk. Poor eating habits increase your risk of cancer at many sites in the body.

 

Find out more
Go to iheard
Go to iheard

iHeard question

Heard a claim about cancer and not sure if it’s true? Find out the facts at iheard.

 

Go to iheard
Find out more
Find out more

Living with Cancer Forum

The forum is for anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis (including people with cancer, people who have finished active cancer treatment and those people under surveillance, along with carers, family, friends and health professionals). 



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50 Shades of Pink - Race Day Luncheon

21 October 2017, 1pm

Darwin Turf Club - Ventilago Lounge

It 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


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Girls Night In

Throughout October and November 2017
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

Silica dust – the cancer risk tradies cannot see

12 October 2017 | Silica dust – the cancer risk tradies cannot see

With new estimates showing that over 230 lung cancer cases in Australia each year are caused by exposure to silica dust in the workplace, Cancer Council Australia is calling for tradies to be more aware of cancer risks on the job.

It is estimated that around 600,000 Australian workers each year are exposed to silica dust at work, including miners, construction workers, farmers,…

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Cost of cigarettes biggest motivator for quitting

28 September 2017 | Cost of cigarettes biggest motivator for quitting

Cancer Council has welcomed new research showing the proportion of Australian smokers motivated to quit by the rising cost of tobacco products has increased from 35.8% to almost 52% in the past decade.
 
Professor Sanchia Aranda, CEO, Cancer Council Australia, said discouraging smoking through product price increases was one of the most effective strategies to reduce the…
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Include A Charity Week: leaving a bequest to Cancer Council in your will

15 September 2017 | Include A Charity Week: leaving a bequest to Cancer Council in your will

No one likes to think about writing their will, but it is an important piece of paperwork to consider. It can help make sure that those you care for are looked after, and that your plans are carried out as you wished.

Of course family and loved ones should always be a priority. But beyond that, some Australians choose to give a small amount of their estate to their favourite charity.

September…

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Cancer Council Australia and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2017

8 September 2017 | Cancer Council Australia and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2017

Cancer Council Australia is recognising Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, held in September every year.

The international awareness month focuses on children’s cancers and highlights the need for further research and improved treatments and outcomes for young patients.

Childhood cancers remain the most common cause of disease-related deaths for children aged 0-14 in Australia. Sadly,…

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4,900 Australians will face a head or neck cancer this year

27 July 2017 | 4,900 Australians will face a head or neck cancer this year

Cancer Council Australia gives heads up on prevention and detection on World Head and Neck Cancer Day 

With around 4,900 Australians expected to be diagnosed with a head or neck cancer this year, Cancer Council Australia is using World Head and Neck Cancer Day (27 July) to raise awareness and highlight the steps Australians can take to reduce their…

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Half of Australian cancer survivors shouldering financial stress – and it’s on the rise

21 July 2017 | Half of Australian cancer survivors shouldering financial stress – and it’s on the rise

New analysis shows cost of cancer influencing treatment decisions

New analysis has found that up to 1 in 2 Australian cancer survivors experience financial stress - prompting calls from Cancer Council Australia for greater transparency from healthcare providers to help patients anticipate costs and weigh up their options, as well as better targeting…

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Silica dust – the cancer risk tradies cannot see

12 October 2017 | Silica dust – the cancer risk tradies cannot see

With new estimates showing that over 230 lung cancer cases in Australia each year are caused by exposure to silica dust in the workplace, Cancer Council Australia is calling for tradies to be more aware of cancer risks on the job.

It is estimated that around 600,000 Australian workers each year are exposed to silica dust at work, including miners, construction workers, farmers,…

Read more

Cost of cigarettes biggest motivator for quitting

28 September 2017 | Cost of cigarettes biggest motivator for quitting

Cancer Council has welcomed new research showing the proportion of Australian smokers motivated to quit by the rising cost of tobacco products has increased from 35.8% to almost 52% in the past decade.
 
Professor Sanchia Aranda, CEO, Cancer Council Australia, said discouraging smoking through product price increases was one of the most effective strategies to reduce the…
Read more

What happens to your skin when you get sunburnt?

Professor H. Peter Soyer
26 September 2017

Most Australians are familiar with the painful red skin, blisters and peeling that follow too much time in the sun. But what’s actually happening in the skin during a sunburn?

Continue reading What happens to your skin when you get sunburnt?

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Alcohol increases cancer risk, but don't trust the booze industry to give you the facts straight

Terry Slevin
8 September 2017

The alcohol industry has been misleading the public about the real link between alcohol and cancer, with tactics similar to those used by the tobacco industry

Continue reading Alcohol increases cancer risk, but don't trust the booze industry to give you the facts straight


Introducing Gather My Crew, the online tool to help those in a health crisis

Susan Palmer
17 August 2017

Whether it’s a cancer diagnosis, a traumatic spinal injury or a child born with a congenital condition, in each instance the family dealing with the crisis is thrown in to turmoil.

Continue reading Introducing Gather My Crew, the online tool to help those in a health crisis

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Looking after yourself when you’re caring for someone with cancer

Professor Sanchia Aranda
8 August 2017

Caring for a loved one who has cancer can have a big impact on your life – your relationships, career, finances, health and wellbeing can all be affected.

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Cancer, your work and you: should you tell your employer and colleagues about your diagnosis?

The simple fact is that the decision to tell your employer about your cancer straightaway is entirely personal. There is no right or wrong approach.

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What happens to your skin when you get sunburnt?

Professor H. Peter Soyer
26 September 2017

Most Australians are familiar with the painful red skin, blisters and peeling that follow too much time in the sun. But what’s actually happening in the skin during a sunburn?

Continue reading What happens to your skin when you get sunburnt?

Categories:


Alcohol increases cancer risk, but don't trust the booze industry to give you the facts straight

Terry Slevin
8 September 2017

The alcohol industry has been misleading the public about the real link between alcohol and cancer, with tactics similar to those used by the tobacco industry

Continue reading Alcohol increases cancer risk, but don't trust the booze industry to give you the facts straight


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