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Seniors Guided Group Walk

Seniors, their family, friends and carers are invited to come along and enjoy the health benefits of walking, connect with others and learn how to lead a cancer smart lifestyle.

 

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Cancer Information Group

Please come and join us! The session is open to anyone affected by cancer and find out what support services are offered in our local community.



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Dry July

Go Dry this July and help us extend our cancer support services for Territorians - focusing on men's health, more distribution of the Cancer Council booklets and printed resources and more nurse visits to Katherine and Alice Springs.

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Daffodil Day 2017

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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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Seniors Guided Group Walk

Seniors, their family, friends and carers are invited to come along and enjoy the health benefits of walking, connect with others and learn how to lead a cancer smart lifestyle.

 

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Cancer Information Group

Please come and join us! The session is open to anyone affected by cancer and find out what support services are offered in our local community.



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Dry July

Go Dry this July and help us extend our cancer support services for Territorians - focusing on men's health, more distribution of the Cancer Council booklets and printed resources and more nurse visits to Katherine and Alice Springs.

Find out more
Get involved
Get involved

Daffodil Day 2017

Get involved this Daffodil Day

Volunteer at a stall
Make a donation
Get your school or workplace involved 


Get involved
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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.
 

Find out more
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Find out more

Seniors Guided Group Walk

Seniors, their family, friends and carers are invited to come along and enjoy the health benefits of walking, connect with others and learn how to lead a cancer smart lifestyle.

 

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Seniors Guided Group Walk & Mini Health Expo

Saturday 19th August 2017

Celebrate Seniors Month with Cancer Council NT on a guided nature walk with others and learn how to reduce cancer risks. 


 

DaffodilDay

Daffodil Day

Friday 25th August 2017
Show you care about beating cancer this Daffodil Day.  


Relay for life

Relay For Life

2017 dates:

Darwin - 15th September
Katherine - 12th August
Gove- 2nd September 

Relay For Life is an overnight, community event where teams of 10-15 participate in a relay-style walk or run to raise funds for Cancer Council.


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Cancer Council Pink

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


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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

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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Heart Foundation and Cancer Council call for action on World No Tobacco Day

31 May 2017 | Heart Foundation and Cancer Council call for action on World No Tobacco Day

Tobacco is the number one preventable cause of the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, highlighting the need for strong action, Cancer Council Australia and the National Heart Foundation said today.

Speaking on World No Tobacco Day (31 May), Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Sanchia Aranda, and National Heart Foundation tobacco control spokesperson,…

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Medical research must include focus on better use of existing technology

18 May 2017 | Medical research must include focus on better use of existing technology

Cancer Council Australia and the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia have called for new research into improved use of Australia’s existing health system and technology, in response to a Senate inquiry into research funding for poor-survival cancers.

On Thursday 18 May, Cancer Council and COSA are appearing at a hearing for the multi-partisan inquiry, which was driven by brain cancer…

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Vale Clive Deverall AM

17 March 2017 | Vale Clive Deverall AM

Cancer Council Australia extends its condolences to the family of Clive Deverall AM, who died last weekend after almost two decades’ living with a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Clive was a passionate consumer representative on Cancer Council Australia’s Board from 2007 to 2010. For many years prior, he was long-serving CEO of Cancer Council Western Australia, where reforms he led from…

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1 in 6 teenage boys consume at least 52 litres of soft drink each year

27 February 2017 | 1 in 6 teenage boys consume at least 52 litres of soft drink each year

The vast availability of cheap soft drinks, at home and at school, is encouraging Australian teenage boys to continue to guzzle down sugary drinks at an alarming rate, according to new Cancer Council research published today.

The research from the National Secondary Students’ Diet and Activity survey, published in

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Gather, share and give in support of Aussies affected by cancer

3 February 2017 | Gather, share and give in support of Aussies affected by cancer

Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, 25 May 2017 #BiggestMorningTea

One Australian is diagnosed with cancer approximately every five minutes, the length of an average tea break. Throughout May and June Cancer Council is calling on Aussies to pop on the kettle and prep the menu for

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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…

Read more

Heart Foundation and Cancer Council call for action on World No Tobacco Day

31 May 2017 | Heart Foundation and Cancer Council call for action on World No Tobacco Day

Tobacco is the number one preventable cause of the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, highlighting the need for strong action, Cancer Council Australia and the National Heart Foundation said today.

Speaking on World No Tobacco Day (31 May), Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Sanchia Aranda, and National Heart Foundation tobacco control spokesperson,…

Read more

Everyone should be talking about it: the free cancer test waiting to save almost 84,000 Australian lives

Next time you are at a gathering of around 23 people consider this – it’s likely that one of you will develop bowel cancer in your lifetime.

Continue reading Everyone should be talking about it: the free cancer test waiting to save almost 84,000 Australian lives

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Three charts on: cancer rates in Australia, where liver cancer is on the rise while other types fall

Terry Slevin
26 June 2017

Liver cancer is a looming health threat in Australia, recent findings from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) Burden of Cancer report suggest.

Continue reading Three charts on: cancer rates in Australia, where liver cancer is on the rise while other types fall


Taxing sugary drinks would boost productivity, not just health

Dr Lennert Veerman
23 June 2017

Many studies have looked at the potential benefits of a sugar tax in terms of the longer, healthier lives and reduced health expenditure associated with tackling obesity.

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How we could use our existing health system to better diagnose and treat forgotten cancers

Australia has one of the best health care systems and some of the best cancer survival rates in the world. Our leading position can be credited to the significant improvements and initiatives in cancer prevention, early detection and treatment.

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Australia should throw its weight behind a sugar tax

Kathy Chapman
8 March 2017

The push for a levy on sugar-sweetened beverages is gaining momentum, with good reason -- evidence shows it would help to reduce Australia's obesity epidemic and the flow-on increase in chronic disease burden.

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Everyone should be talking about it: the free cancer test waiting to save almost 84,000 Australian lives

Next time you are at a gathering of around 23 people consider this – it’s likely that one of you will develop bowel cancer in your lifetime.

Continue reading Everyone should be talking about it: the free cancer test waiting to save almost 84,000 Australian lives

Categories:


Three charts on: cancer rates in Australia, where liver cancer is on the rise while other types fall

Terry Slevin
26 June 2017

Liver cancer is a looming health threat in Australia, recent findings from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) Burden of Cancer report suggest.

Continue reading Three charts on: cancer rates in Australia, where liver cancer is on the rise while other types fall


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