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Cancer Australia

Cancer Australia works to reduce the impact of cancer and improve the well-being of those diagnosed by ensuring that evidence informs cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and supportive care.

Cancer Australia was established by the Australian Government in 2006 to benefit all Australians affected by cancer, and their families and carers.

Cancer Australia liaises with a wide range of groups, including those affected by cancer, key stakeholders and service providers with an interest in cancer control. The agency also focuses on populations who experience poorer health outcomes, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people living in rural and remote Australia.

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

Featured sites:

  • Australian cancer trials a consumer friendly website that enables people with cancer to find out what cancer clinical trials are currently available in Australia; to learn about types of cancer treatment and supportive care and, find trials relevant to them.
  • Breast cancer in young women
  • Breast cancer in men
  • Children's cancer a website to provide easily accessible and evidence-based information for families and carers of children with cancer and the health professionals who care for them.
  • Cancer learning a website designed for health professionals working in cancer care, providing a comprehensive library of cancer education and professional development resources.
  • Consumer involvement a website with practical tools to assist CEOs, Executives, Service Managers, Health Professionals, Researchers, Policy Makers and Consumers to actively engage with consumers around a shared focus and vision.
  • Consumer learning a learning modules website.
  • National cancer control indicators an interactive website of national data across the continuum of cancer control.
  • The Statement is a summary of 12 practices that have been identified as appropriate or inappropriate for the provision of breast cancer care in Australia.

Recommended links

This information was originally published on healthdirect - Cancer Australia.

Last reviewed: July 2018

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For parents | Cancer Australia Children's Cancers

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

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About children’s cancer | Cancer Australia Children's 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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How is cancer treated? | Cancer Australia Children's Cancers

Information on the common treatments that your child might have to treat their cancer, how these treatments work and what side effects they might have.

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Types of children’s cancers | Cancer Australia Children's 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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What is children's cancer? | Cancer Australia Children's Cancers

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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Leukaemia | Cancer Australia Children's 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 Children's Cancers

General advice on accepting help from family and friends.

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Melanoma | Cancer Australia Children's Cancers

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

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Will the cancer come back? | Cancer Australia Children's 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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Brain and other central nervous system tumours | Cancer Australia Children's Cancers

Information on tumours that start in the brain or other parts of the central nervous system (CNS)

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