Vision and mission
Cancer Council is working to reduce the impact of cancer for all Australians. As Australia’s leading cancer charity, they support families affected by cancer, speak out on behalf of the community on cancer issues, empower people to reduce their cancer risk, and find new ways to better detect and treat cancer.
How Cancer Council can helpResearch
Cancer Council is a global leader in funding and conducting cancer research. Their supporters have helped them become the largest non-government funder of cancer research in the country, investing almost $250 million in Australian cancer research in the last five years alone. Their investment extends across all cancers, and all stages of the cancer journey – because they believe that’s how they can make the biggest difference.Prevention
At least one in three cancer cases could be prevented through lifestyle changes, so they support research, seek policy change and implement programs to help Australians reduce their cancer risk. Across the country, they provide information, raise awareness and encourage Australians to take actions that are proven to help prevent cancer.Support
Supporting people affected by cancer is at the heart of everything they do. Cancer Council is the only charity in Australia that delivers a comprehensive range of practical and emotional support services for all people, affected by all cancers, across every state and territory - making every stage of their cancer journey easier.
Call 13 11 20 to receive free, confidential information and support from specialised nurses and other health professionals, for people affected by cancer.
Programs, apps and tools
- Cancer connect peer support service
- SunSmart App
- Bowel cancer screening program
- Cervical cancer screening program
- Breast cancer screening program
- Check for signs of skin cancer