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Cancer Council Victoria
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Cancer research, support, prevention and advocacy.
Cancer research, support, prevention and advocacy.

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Dano and Mason from #JOY949 have an important message for all humans with cervixes: No matter how you identify – if your bits have ever touched anyone else’s bits – then you need #CervicalScreening. It doesn’t have to be difficult, it’s just gotta get done. http://papscreen.org.au/LGBTIQ

#Papscreen #CervicalCancer #LGBTIQ

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Did you know #eating well and #exercising can help lessen #anxiety during #CancerTreatment? Take a look at our 'Exercise and #cancer' booklet for helpful advice on managing common challenges of #fatigue, exercise and physical #wellbeing during and after #treatment.

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Congratulations to the leader of the Maffra Volunteer Group Deirdre Relph who received an Order of Australia Medal for service to her community! It is also her 30th year volunteering and raising funds for Cancer Council Victoria’s work – thank you for all your support Deirdre!

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Losing your #hair as a result of #treatment can be very challenging. Many people find that a well-fitting wig can provide a greater sense of self-confidence. If you need a #wig you are welcome to make an appointment with one of our #cancer nurses by calling 13 11 20. #hairloss

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A typical #school #lunchbox is crammed with saturated fat, salt and added #sugar. Watch as #LiveLighter explains how to create a #healthy lunchbox for just $2.50.

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Thinking about #ReturningToWork after a #cancer diagnosis? It's natural to feel nervous after you’ve been away for a while. For tips and information on #working during #treatment and #recovery see our free booklet Cancer, Work and You. 

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Finding it tricky to talk about #sex with your partner after #cancer? Or perhaps you feel like you need to regain a little more #selfconfidence? We have a free phone #counselling service, where you can talk to an experienced #healthprofessional from the comfort of your own home. Call #CancerCouncil 13 11 20 and one of our cancer nurses will schedule an appointment for you.
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Promising news with a new #tablet that ‘melts’ #leukaemia cells being approved for use in #Australia. Your support allowed us to fund a small part of the #research into this #Melbourne-developed #drug.

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When Jo Wallace was diagnosed with #cancer she was worried about the impact on her young #son, Charlie. To #support him, she devised a #program with his teacher and her doctor, which she now hopes to share with other #families.

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Did you know up to 80% of people receiving #CancerTreatment report changes in the flavour of #food? Some people might experience change in #taste or the #smell of food depending on the treatment type. Find out more about these #changes and some tips to help maintain a healthy, enjoyable #diet during and after cancer treatment.
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