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    Welcome to the Cancer Council SA blog. Here you can read about how we put our generous supporter’s donations into action to make a real impact on how cancer affects lives, right here in South Australia.

    • Meet a couple of Daffodil Day heroes

      Meet a couple of Daffodil Day heroes
      09 August 2017

      Peter speaks openly of the challenges they have faced, with Fran being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997 and again in 2004, before he received a diagnosis of prostate cancer in 2012.

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    • I’m proud to help get you back on track after cancer treatment

      I’m proud to help get you back on track after cancer treatment
      18 July 2017

      Losing my mum to bowel cancer when she was 41 strengthened my pursuit of a career in health and helping others. Two years into my role with Cancer Council SA, I’m incredibly proud of the role I play in helping South Australians get back on track after cancer treatment.

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    • When cancer impacts your life, Cancer Council 13 11 20 can help

      When cancer impacts your life, Cancer Council 13 11 20 can help
      11 July 2017

      My husband Colin, our two children and I were a typical young family. That was, until Colin found a lump and was diagnosed with an aggressive form of testicular cancer.

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    • High Tea Party with an unforgettable difference

      High Tea Party with an unforgettable difference
      29 June 2017

      Over the weekend of 3–4 June 2017, the Hilton Adelaide came sprang to life with over 4,000 people joining national sensation, The High Tea Party! Cancer Council SA was thrilled to be the official Charity Partner for this unique event, proudly presented by The Australian Women’s Weekly.

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    • Healthy Living after Cancer has changed my life

      Healthy Living after Cancer has changed my life
      27 April 2017

      In December 2014, I was shocked to learn that I had cancer. Nothing could have prepared me for almost a year of treatment that followed and how it would affect me and my family.

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    • If you or a loved one are fighting cancer, you’re not alone.

      If you or a loved one are fighting cancer, you’re not alone.
      31 March 2017

      Sitting across from my doctor and being told that he’d found a tumour on my spinal cord brought my world to a standstill.

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    • Introducing Sonny Burns

      Introducing Sonny Burns
      06 March 2017

      Hi! I’m Sonny Burns, an Aussie tradie and self-appointed UV spokesperson. I love my job, but didn’t realise that as an outdoor tradie I’ll get up to ten times more UV exposure in a year than someone working indoors.

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    • We’re here to get you back on track after cancer treatment.

      We’re here to get you back on track after cancer treatment.
      23 February 2017

      Since June 2016, I’ve proudly led our team of Cancer Council nurses in providing our Healthy Living after Cancer program. Its purpose? To help adults who’ve completed cancer treatment to maximise their chances of a healthier future by making better lifestyle changes.

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    • World Cancer Day 2017

      World Cancer Day 2017
      04 February 2017

      With your generous support, Cancer Council SA is proudly making an incredible difference every day to countless South Australians and their families by reducing the impact of cancer.

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    • 3 ways to beat the back to school skin damage

      3 ways to beat the back to school skin damage
      01 February 2017

      For parents, it can be a rollercoaster of emotions — excitement about all that lies ahead and nerves about ensuring their loved ones have all they need. Importantly, will SLIP, SLOP, SLAP, SEEK and SLIDE be a part of the everyday practices to protect their children’s delicate skin against damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays?

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    • 6 ways to be on track for a healthy 2017

      6 ways to be on track for a healthy 2017
      22 December 2016

      Whether you are ready for it or not, the supermarket’s Christmas carols playlist, the tinsel lined office corridor and the jam packed December schedule has kicked well into gear and Christmas is right around the corner. It’s a time of year where we escape our daily routines in trade off for Christmas shopping

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    • Thank you for the invaluable gift of time

      Thank you for the invaluable gift of time
      20 December 2016

      When I was diagnosed with a rare and highly advanced stage of cancer at the age of 32, my outlook was negative. But with ground-breaking therapy, I’ve been given the gift of time to continue building a life with my beautiful wife and to experience the wonders of life as a new dad.

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    • Thank you day

      Thank you day
      15 December 2016

      With one in two Australians diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85, it’s more important than ever to ensure that no one goes through cancer alone.

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    • Cancer Prevention: Safe Work Month

      Cancer Prevention: Safe Work Month
      02 December 2016

      Safe Work Month just passed and we were pleased to offer free workplace education presentations to the South Australian community.

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    • SunSmart student shows her dedication to the SunSmart message

      SunSmart student shows her dedication to the SunSmart message
      01 November 2016

      The SunSmart team were blown away when a recent phone call to Ingle Farm East Primary School showed just how dedicated one student has been in promoting the SunSmart message.

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    • Boys of Cancer Council SA set sail for a Girls’ Night In of appreciation

      Boys of Cancer Council SA set sail for a Girls’ Night In of appreciation
      31 October 2016

      Ahoy! With October abuzz with hundreds of Girls’ Night In events across the state, the boys at Cancer Council SA decided to throw out some love and appreciation for all of the women who work here.

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    • Your support has helped many dragon fighting warrior princesses

      Your support has helped many dragon fighting warrior princesses
      21 October 2016

      This October we show the strong, the beautiful and the inspiring women in our lives that if cancer comes knocking, they won’t be alone. Women across our state are getting together for a Girls’ Night In to raise awareness and funds to fight breast and gynaecological cancers, and we couldn’t be more grateful.

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    • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

      Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
      12 September 2016

      Please take a moment this September to remember that cancer also affects the youngest and most vulnerable in our community.

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    • Australian Breakthrough Cancer Study

      Australian Breakthrough Cancer Study
      11 August 2016

      Join our cancer research study. We need Australians who have never been diagnosed with cancer to take part in our Australian Breakthrough Cancer Study.

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    • The future is looking brighter for  leukaemia sufferers

      The future is looking brighter for leukaemia sufferers
      21 July 2016

      We share your dream of a world without cancer, which is why we’re committed to funding vital cancer research. With your support, our researchers are making ground-breaking progress in the way that cancer is diagnosed and treated.

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    • National Volunteer Week 9-15 May 2016

      National Volunteer Week 9-15 May 2016
      09 May 2016 - 15 May 2016

      This week is National Volunteer Week and the perfect time to celebrate the significant difference being made by our dedicated volunteers in beating cancer.

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    • Youth Ambassadors doing great things

      Youth Ambassadors doing great things
      08 April 2016 - 17 April 2016

      This week is National Youth Week and at Cancer Council SA we are proud of the different ways that younger members of the local community choose to support Cancer Council in the fight to beat cancer.

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    • Reducing the impact of tobacco

      Reducing the impact of tobacco
      09 March 2016

      We are thrilled to share some developments in Cancer Council SA’s prevention area, which is dedicated to helping to reduce the risk of a cancer diagnosis for all South Australians.

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    • Australia's Healthy Weight Week

      Australia's Healthy Weight Week
      15 February 2016 - 21 February 2016

      It’s time to prioritise your health and as this week is Australia's Healthy Weight Week, the time to kick off has already begun!

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    • World Cancer Day 2016

      World Cancer Day 2016
      04 February 2016

      Today on World Cancer Day, people all over the world will take a moment to lovingly honour those who have been touched by cancer and to celebrate survivors. Thanks to you, Cancer Council SA is making a difference every day to so many South Australians during their cancer journey.

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    • Cancer Council SA would like to say Thank You

      Cancer Council SA would like to say Thank You
      23 December 2015

      Cancer Council SA would like to say thank you! Our vision to beat cancer has been at the forefront of everything we've done over the past year, and together we are making a real difference!

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    • Thank you for helping us keep South Australia SunSmart

      Thank you for helping us keep South Australia SunSmart
      25 November 2015

      At Cancer Council SA we believe no one should suffer the distress of a skin cancer diagnosis. And it's thanks to your generosity that we invest in protecting South Australians from the dangers of UV

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    • 63,000 reasons to smile

      63,000 reasons to smile
      08 October 2015

      It is thanks to you that this year Cancer Council SA is celebrating 20 years of providing supportive accommodation at Cancer Council Lodge.

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    • Organising  your Girls’ Night In event - a checklist

      Organising your Girls’ Night In event - a checklist
      01 October 2015

      So you’ve decided on an event, set the date and made sure your partner and kids are out of the house. Now what?

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    • How to start planning your Girls’ Night In

      How to start planning your Girls’ Night In
      13 September 2015

      I bet you want an excuse to get your girlfriends together and catch up. And I bet you’ve thought about organising a Girls’ Night In but haven’t found the time to do it. We get it and we’re here to help.

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    • Plans for new, dedicated cancer centre in SA

      Plans for new, dedicated cancer centre in SA
      09 July 2015

      As you may be aware, South Australia does not have a cancer centre which provides treatment, support, research, prevention and supportive accommodation, all in one location.

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    • Thanks for ensuring people never give up giving up

      Thanks for ensuring people never give up giving up
      29 May 2015

      This Sunday May 31st is World No Tobacco Day. Here in South Australia, smoking kills around 20 people every week, and this World No Tobacco Day we are encouraging and supporting smokers to quit.

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    • Welcome from the new Chief Executive

      Welcome from the new Chief Executive
      25 May 2015

      It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself as the new Chief Executive at Cancer Council SA.

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    • Avoid the myths beyond April Fool’s Day

      Avoid the myths beyond April Fool’s Day
      01 April 2015

      This April Fool’s Day there will again be plenty of practical jokes and hoaxes circulating throughout the community, while others will remain on alert to avoid being tagged an “April Fool!”

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    • Pioneer in the fight to beat cancer - Vale Dr Judith Roberts AO.

      Pioneer in the fight to beat cancer - Vale Dr Judith Roberts AO.
      20 February 2015

      We are very saddened to have lost one of the most influential people in the fight against cancer. Dr Roberts' work on cancer in women led to the establishment of the national breast screen service, and the cervical screening programs. There are many women alive today thanks to the work of Dr Roberts.

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    • A rise in sunburn on summer weekends

      A rise in sunburn on summer weekends
      04 February 2015

      This World Cancer Day (4 Feb) Cancer Council SA released new research showing that approximately 26,000 more South Australian adults are getting sunburnt on the weekend than they were four years ago, increasing their risk of skin cancer.

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    • Season's Greetings from Cancer Council SA

      Season's Greetings from Cancer Council SA
      22 December 2014

      As 2014 comes to an end, Cancer Council SA would like to take the opportunity to thank our supporters for the passion, commitment and generosity shown throughout the year.

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    • Let’s add men’s health to the conversation

      Let’s add men’s health to the conversation
      13 October 2014

      October is traditionally pink and all funds raised through pink activities help support more than 1,500 South Australian women who are diagnosed with breast and gynaecological cancers each year.

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    • We have great news!

      We have great news!
      10 September 2014

      Thanks to you, today there is more reason for hope than ever before. Cancer survival rates are increasing, patient support is improving and prevention campaigns are working - but there is still a long way to go.

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    • Your support has saved lives from tobacco

      Your support has saved lives from tobacco
      05 August 2014

      Thank you. Every person we can assist to quit smoking – or deter from taking up the deadly habit – is potentially a life saved. Your support has ensured this work can continue. Tobacco kills around 20 South Australians every week and these are people who leave behind loved ones; friends and family, who indirectly also become victims of smoking.

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    Today at Cancer Council SA

  • 2017 - 2018 Entertainment Membership is here!

    2017 - 2018 Entertainment Membership is here!

    100% of profit from the sale of the Entertainment Membership goes towards the fight to beat Cancer here in SA. Find out more.

  • Become an Ambassador

    Become an Ambassador

    Join our growing network of Ambassadors who represent us in the community: sharing awareness and prevention messages, connecting people with support services and speaking up on our behalf.

  • Call Quitline 13 7848 to double your chances of quitting

    Call Quitline 13 7848 to double your chances of quitting

    Quitline is a confidential and professional support service that can assist you to work out your quitting strategy. Register today!

  • Do you have a cancer question?

    Do you have a cancer question?

    Ask our trained cancer nurses for the answers.

  • Healthy Living after Cancer

    Healthy Living after Cancer

    Getting back to a healthy lifestyle after cancer is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Find out about our Healthy Living after Cancer program.

  • Heard something about cancer and not sure if it's true?

    Heard something about cancer and not sure if it's true?

    Get all the evidence based answers to your cancer questions here.

  • Help us continue funding research projects that will find better ways to treat cancer.

    Help us continue funding research projects that will find better ways to treat cancer.

    Maddie was only three and a half years old when diagnosed with neuroblastoma – a vicious cancer that develops from nerve tissues.

  • Hold your own fundraiser

    Hold your own fundraiser

    Do you have an idea that is out of the box? Do you think it rocks? You can turn virtually anything into a fundraiser… let us help you turn your idea into reality!

  • Join the conversation

    Join the conversation

    Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest community events and news.

  • Leanne's story

    Leanne's story

    Every day, families just like mine call Cancer Council 13 11 20 to support them through their darkest days. I can’t imagine how I would have coped without it.

  • Meet a researcher

    Meet a researcher

    If Professor Howarth’s project is a success, not only will a lot of people be spared a lot of pain. Lives will be saved as a result of treatments continuing that would otherwise have been stopped prematurely. Read more.

  • More than a gift, it's hope for the future

    More than a gift, it's hope for the future

    Including a bequest to Cancer Council SA in your will is not an alternative to looking after your loved ones, it’s part of it. Find out more.

  • Order resources here

    Order resources here

    Cancer information and support resources are provided free of charge to all people affected by cancer.

  • People's Choice Community Lottery

    People's Choice Community Lottery

    Our goal is to help South Australian's to reduce their cancer risk, help them through the cancer journey whilst providing the best cancer care.

  • Share your story

    Share your story

    Raise awareness about important cancer issues and help others cope with treatment and feel less alone. Read more about how to share your story.