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Share your cancer story



Knowing about other people’s personal experience of cancer can be a source of support and inspiration when you or someone you love is going through cancer treatment.

In this section Cancer Council supporters have shared their stories.

If you have a personal experience of cancer you would like to share, we would love to hear from you.

We are always looking for people who have been affected by cancer, whether personally or through a relative, to become media volunteers and share their story in Cancer Council communications and the media.

Real life stories may encourage people to get any symptoms checked out with their GP or go for the screening they’d been putting off, can provide hope and support to people who may be going through a difficult time and can highlight the importance of early detection and symptoms to look out for.

Your stories help us engage with the public and may encourage people to make a donation or take part in one of our fundraising events, therefore supporting our work to beat cancer every day, in every way, and save more lives.

Submit your story here


Read more stories:

Te-Aorangi Freisler

Mother of two, Te-Aorangi, was shocked to learn she had incurable stomach cancer.

Breanne Shaw

Breanne is passionate about using her experience to help support others with cancer.

Michael Wade

Participating in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program helped detect Michael's cancer early.

Kellie Heritage

‘I couldn’t believe it had happened to me’: Kellie’s story

Risto Doneski

Risto was enjoying his Saturday night when he felt discomfort 'down there'.

If you would like to speak to someone about cancer and the support available, please call Cancer Council 13 11 20 for the cost of a local call anywhere in Australia.

Cancer Council also provides online support through Cancer Connections, where you can ask questions and participate in groups, forums and blogs.


This page was last updated on: Thursday, September 27, 2018

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