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Cancer Council Victoria

Cancer Council Victoria is a non-profit organisation involved in cancer research, prevention and support.

Vision and mission

Prevent cancer. Empower people. Save lives.

How Cancer Council Victoria can help

Cancer Council Victoria provides current, evidence-based information about preventing cancer and managing a cancer diagnosis.

Information lines / help line

Cancer Council Victoria’s Information and Support line is available for all people affected by cancer, their families, carers and friends. Cancer Council nurses support people with questions about cancer, and link people to trusted information and support services.

  • Call Cancer Council on 13 11 20 Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm AEST, excluding public holidays.

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Cancer Council Victoria.

Last reviewed: June 2022

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Types of children’s cancers - Cancer Council Victoria

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During and after childhood cancer - Cancer Council Victoria

Day to day life for a child with cancer can be difficult for the child and those caring for them. Knowing what to expect and who to get support from can help.

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Diagnosing children’s cancers - Cancer Council Victoria

Information on diagnosing children's cancers, including finding childhood cancers and how to help your child cope with the tests or procedures.

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What is cancer? - Cancer Council Victoria

Information about where cancer starts, how it spreads, common risk factors and symptoms.

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Chemotherapy: Overview - Cancer Council Victoria

Understand more about chemotherapy, one of the main treatments for cancer, including what it is, how it works, how long treatment lasts, how to prepare and more key questions.

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Children's cancer - Cancer Council Victoria

When the lives of children are touched by cancer, we need to call on special skills for coping, supporting and communicating with them.

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Genetics and risk - Cancer Council Victoria

One in three Australians will develop cancer in their lifetime, so it's not uncommon for members of the same family to develop unrelated cancers. For a small number of families, an inherited faulty gene means their risk is much higher.

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Treating children’s cancers - Cancer Council Victoria

This section has information about treating children’s cancers. Each type of cancer is treated differently. In some cases, several types of cancer treatments are given.

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Protect your skin - SunSmart

Use sun protection when the UV is above 3: Slip! Slop! Slap! Seek! Slide!

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Cancer and pregnancy - Cancer Council Victoria

Being diagnosed with cancer while you are pregnant is rare – but it can happen and support is available.

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Call us and speak to a Maternal Child Health Nurse for personal advice and guidance.

Need further advice or guidance from our maternal child health nurses?

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