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We are offering you the challenge to walk 112kms of this famous pilgrimage from Sarria to Santiago. Walking the Camino and raising vital funds as a group, to support Territorians fighting cancer.



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Office relocation

Cancer Council NT have temporarily relocated to Level 9 / 9 Cavenagh St Darwin City whilst our office undergoes some renovations during November.

Our operations and cancer support services continues as per usual. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at 8944 1800.

 

 

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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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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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Healthy Living Program

Getting back to a healthy lifestyle after cancer is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Read more here. 
 

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World Walks for Cancer NT

We are offering you the challenge to walk 112kms of this famous pilgrimage from Sarria to Santiago. Walking the Camino and raising vital funds as a group, to support Territorians fighting cancer.



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Office relocation

Cancer Council NT have temporarily relocated to Level 9 / 9 Cavenagh St Darwin City whilst our office undergoes some renovations during November.

Our operations and cancer support services continues as per usual. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at 8944 1800.

 

 

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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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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.
 

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Read more
Read more

Healthy Living Program

Getting back to a healthy lifestyle after cancer is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Read more here. 
 

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World Walks for Cancer NT

We are offering you the challenge to walk 112kms of this famous pilgrimage from Sarria to Santiago. Walking the Camino and raising vital funds as a group, to support Territorians fighting cancer.



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Camino de Santiago - World Walks for Cancer NT

2-12 Oct 2018
Walking the Camino and raising vital funds as a group, to support Territorians fighting cancer.

Cancer Council hails landmark study in patient-centred care

6 December 2017 | Cancer Council hails landmark study in patient-centred care

Cancer Council Australia has hailed a new $1.16 million cancer research grant announced by the Australian Government today as a landmark event in understanding cancer outcomes from the experience of patients and survivors and guiding improvements…

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Australian women encouraged to take part in new cervical screening program

1 December 2017 | Australian women encouraged to take part in new cervical screening program

Cancer Council is encouraging eligible Australian women to take part in the renewed national cervical cancer screening program which starts today (1December). The new program is expected to reduce deaths from the disease by at least 20 percent.

The screening program, offered by the Australian Government, will see a five-yearly Cervical Screening Test for women aged 25 to 74 replacing the…

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A new era for cervical cancer prevention in Australia

1 December 2017 | A new era for cervical cancer prevention in Australia

Today marks the start of a new, more effective and more sophisticated screening program for cervical cancer prevention in Australia. 

Replacing the two-yearly Pap smear, the new test – which looks for the human papillomavirus (HPV) – is required only once every five years, and will help…

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We’re still a sunburnt country

19 November 2017 | We’re still a sunburnt country

New Cancer Council research released today shows that Aussies are forgetting to slip on a shirt to protect themselves from the sun and that an alarming number of adults are getting sunburnt on summer weekends.  

The latest Cancer Council National Sun Protection Survey shows that overall the proportion of adults slipping on clothing to protect themselves from the sun has decreased from 19…

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Almost half of Australians confused about sunscreen

20 October 2017 | Almost half of Australians confused about sunscreen

New Cancer Council research released today (20 October) shows that Australians are becoming increasingly misinformed about sunscreen, prompting skin cancer prevention experts to bust common sunscreen myths and remind Australians to slip, slop, slap, seek (shade) and slide (on sunglasses).

The latest stats from Cancer Council’s National Sun Protection Survey, to be presented at the World…

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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,…

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Cancer Council hails landmark study in patient-centred care

6 December 2017 | Cancer Council hails landmark study in patient-centred care

Cancer Council Australia has hailed a new $1.16 million cancer research grant announced by the Australian Government today as a landmark event in understanding cancer outcomes from the experience of patients and survivors and guiding improvements…

Read more

Australian women encouraged to take part in new cervical screening program

1 December 2017 | Australian women encouraged to take part in new cervical screening program

Cancer Council is encouraging eligible Australian women to take part in the renewed national cervical cancer screening program which starts today (1December). The new program is expected to reduce deaths from the disease by at least 20 percent.

The screening program, offered by the Australian Government, will see a five-yearly Cervical Screening Test for women aged 25 to 74 replacing the…

Read more

Australia’s new cervical cancer screening program: your FAQs answered

Professor Karen Canfell
1 December 2017

Australia has long been at the forefront of cancer prevention, and we are excited by the launch of the new cervical cancer screening program that will mean fewer tests over a woman’s lifetime, coupled with earlier diagnoses and lower cervical cancer rates.

Continue reading Australia’s new cervical cancer screening program: your FAQs answered


Australia, it’s time to get serious about sun protection

Dr Andrew Miller
17 November 2017

With over 2,000 Australians dying from skin cancer each year, too many people are paying for their past sun exposure with their lives. The best way for Australians to reduce this figure is if we start using sun protection in childhood – and the best way for kids to learn is to mimic the behaviour of their parents.

Continue reading Australia, it’s time to get serious about sun protection


Now is not the time for Australians to lose confidence in sunscreen

Craig Sinclair
23 October 2017

With melanoma rates in Australia among the highest in the world, and two out of every three Australians diagnosed with a skin cancer by the age of 70, now is not the time to lose our confidence in sunscreen.

Continue reading Now is not the time for Australians to lose confidence in sunscreen


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


Australia’s new cervical cancer screening program: your FAQs answered

Professor Karen Canfell
1 December 2017

Australia has long been at the forefront of cancer prevention, and we are excited by the launch of the new cervical cancer screening program that will mean fewer tests over a woman’s lifetime, coupled with earlier diagnoses and lower cervical cancer rates.

Continue reading Australia’s new cervical cancer screening program: your FAQs answered


Australia, it’s time to get serious about sun protection

Dr Andrew Miller
17 November 2017

With over 2,000 Australians dying from skin cancer each year, too many people are paying for their past sun exposure with their lives. The best way for Australians to reduce this figure is if we start using sun protection in childhood – and the best way for kids to learn is to mimic the behaviour of their parents.

Continue reading Australia, it’s time to get serious about sun protection


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