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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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Melanoma | Cancer Australia Childrens Cancers

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

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Germ cell tumours | Cancer Australia Childrens Cancers

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

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Emotional wellbeing | Cancer Australia Childrens Cancers

A diagnosis of cancer can affect the mental health and emotional wellbeing of you, your family and friends, and the child with cancer. Find out more information on how to deal with you and your family's emotions.

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For parents | Cancer Australia Childrens Cancers

General advice about feelings and emotions for parents who have a child with cancer.

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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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Will the cancer come back? | Cancer Australia Childrens Cancers

Your child will be monitored after treatment for any signs of the cancer returning. This section may help to deal with some of the anxieties and concerns you feel during your child's follow-up.

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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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Living with children's cancer | Cancer Australia Childrens Cancers

General advice about feelings and emotions for children with cancer, their parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, other relatives, friends and schools.

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Types of children’s cancers | Cancer Australia Childrens Cancers

This section provides specific information on different types of children’s cancers, including known risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | Cancer Australia Childrens Cancers

Information on Non-Hodgkin lymphoma including risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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