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Cancer Australia

Cancer Australia was established by the Australian Government in 2006 to benefit all Australians affected by cancer, and their families and carers. Cancer Australia aims to reduce the impact of cancer, address disparities and improve outcomes for people affected by cancer by leading and coordinating national, evidence-based interventions across the continuum of care.

As a national cancer control agency, Cancer Australia also makes recommendations to the Australian Government about cancer policy and priorities.

Vision and mission

The vision of Cancer Australia is to reduce the impact of cancer and improve the wellbeing of people affected by cancer.

Cancer Australia’s mission is to strengthen and provide advice on the Australian Government’s strategic focus on cancer control and care.

How Cancer Australia can help

Cancer Australia informs, engages and partners to lead, shape and create value in national cancer control and to deliver effective cancer care.

The Cancer Australia website provides information for people affected by cancer, including where to find support, healthy living and clinical best practice guides.

Information / help lines

Email: enquiries@canceraustralia.gov.au

Programs, apps and tools

Recommended links

This information was originally published on healthdirect - Cancer Australia.

Last reviewed: June 2021

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Cancer Australia has compiled answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about COVID-19 vaccines for people affected by cancer based on information and evidence currently available in Australia and internationally.

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Melanoma | Cancer Australia Childrens Cancers

Information on melanoma, including risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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General information on children’s cancer, including the tests used by health professionals to diagnose it and the most common types of treatments for children with cancer.

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Helping your child to lead a normal and happy life | Cancer Australia Childrens Cancers

General advice on helping your child with cancer to lead a normal and happy life.

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Kidney (renal) tumours | Cancer Australia Childrens Cancers

Information on kidney tumours, including risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Leukaemia | Cancer Australia Childrens Cancers

Leukaemia is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow. It occurs when the bone marrow makes too many white blood cells (lymphocytes), which are part of the body’s immune system to fight infections. Find out more on leukaemia, including the types, risk factors, symptoms and treatment…

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Accepting help from family and friends | Cancer Australia Childrens Cancers

General advice on accepting help from family and friends.

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Making decisions about treatment | Cancer Australia Childrens Cancers

General advice on making decisions about treatment for your child with cancer.

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Bone tumours | Cancer Australia Childrens Cancers

Information on bone tumours, including risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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About children’s cancer | Cancer Australia Childrens Cancers

For general information on children’s cancer including the main tests used by health professionals to diagnose cancer and the most common types of cancer treatments.

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