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What is lymphoedema?

What is lymphoedema?

It's a not uncommon problem for people who have survived cancer – and it's distressing enough that some say they would rather have not had their cancer treated.

Deadly skin cancer still not taken seriously

Deadly skin cancer still not taken seriously

Many Australians are surprisingly unconcerned about melanoma, says Nicola Ware, general manager of the Melanoma Institute Australia – mistakenly believing that the deadly skin cancer can simply be “burned off”.

The cancer risk myths

The cancer risk myths

World Cancer Day (4 Feb) this year will have a focus on busting myths about cancer, says Cancer Council Australia CEO Ian Olver – and pharmacies can have a role to play in not just helping their customers understand the truth about cancer risk, but in helping reduce it.

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Deadly symptoms often dismissed

Deadly symptoms often dismissed

Ovarian cancer symptoms often mimic everyday chronic complaints often experienced by women, and so sufferers may not seek assistance from a health professional – which can delay diagnosis and result in poorer outcomes, says Ovarian Cancer Australia CEO Alison Amos.

Testicular cancer focus for Movember

Testicular cancer focus for Movember

With Movember drawing to a close, Mo Bros and Sistas are set to celebrate the end of the year’s hairiest month: more than 113,000 Australians signed up to take part this year.

2013 saw a new focus for the Movember team: testicular cancer, the second-most common cancer in young males between the ages of 18 and 39, and a difficult subject to broach.

'Third wave' asbestos death warning

'Third wave' asbestos death warning

Growing concerns about a ‘third wave’ of people contracting the deadly disease mesothelioma from asbestos exposure during renovations have prompted action by Cancer Council and the Department of Health in Western Australia.

Good sports get burnt

Good sports get burnt

You might associate sunburn with a day at the beach, local lake or river – but new figures from the Cancer Council show that we’re as likely to get burnt at sporting venues as we are by the water.

Slip, slop, slap, seek, slide

Slip, slop, slap, seek, slide

Woman in sunglasses under umbrella sprays on sunscreen.

Every Australian can do something to reduce their risk of skin cancer, says Louise Baldwin, Chair of Cancer Council Australia’s Skin Cancer Committee – which will be a key theme during this year’s Skin Cancer Action Week (17-23 Nov).

Pledge a ponytail, rock a pixie cut

Pledge a ponytail, rock a pixie cut

Image: Hair donor Maddie Bartlett-Sweiger presents the first Pantene Beautiful Lengths wigs to cancer patient Kelly McCrae, earlier this year.

Muscular Dystrophy worse than cancer

Muscular Dystrophy worse than cancer

Muscular Dystrophy (MD) affects a person’s wellbeing at twice the rate of cancer, new research has revealed.

People with Muscular Dystrophy (MD) have a shorted expected lifespan of 20–30 years of age and suffer a restricted daily life due to the forced use of a wheelchair and muscle waste.

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