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World Cancer Day: Let’s talk about cancer

World Cancer Day: Let’s talk about cancer

This year, World Cancer Day will address one of the most prevalent myths: ‘We don’t need to talk about cancer’.

World Cancer Day: Let’s talk about cancer

Cancer Australia has today released three new resources aimed at encouraging greater engagement between people affected by cancer and providers of cancer care.

The launch of the new resources coincides with World Cancer Day (February 4), a day that provides an opportunity to raise awareness and education about cancer.

The theme for this World Cancer Day is Debunking Cancer Myths. This year, Cancer Australia will address one of the most prevalent myths; ‘We don’t need to talk about cancer’, by launching an animated video, poster and a series of targeted brochures.

Cancer Australia CEO, Professor Helen Zorbas said the resources would encourage consumers, health professionals, managers and researchers to work collaboratively to improve all aspects of cancer care.

“Evidence shows that working with consumers results in better outcomes and improves the quality and safety of our health care organisations and research.” Professor Zorbas said.

“The resources launched today will encourage everyone involved in health care to open a dialogue and work together with consumers, which can lead to positive change across the continuum of cancer care.”

Cancer remains the leading cause of the total burden of disease and injury in Australia, with approximately 128,000 Australians expected to be diagnosed this year.

To find out more and to access the resources, go to  

For further information on World Cancer Day, go to

Cancer Australia is the Australian Government’s national agency providing leadership in cancer control to improve outcomes for those affected by cancer, their families and carers.

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One Comment on World Cancer Day: Let’s talk about cancer

  • ash
    February 6, 2014 10:29 am

    I have been striving for 8 yrs to get state of the art cancer care to Australia. We “stumbled” upon it when my wife was sick. She was given no options here. But 1 day in hospital in Oklahoma and she came back and went back to work. 300,000 aussies have died from cancer in the time I have been campaigning. I have released my book for people to read our story and the funds raised thru sales are going to Cyberknife. -

    I have just started a fundraiser as I havent been able to align with any cancer organisations to do the same, so forced to do it myself –

    Many cancer orgs fund research but not equipment. Research is great but this can be saving lives now.

    I have a support site as well –

    I was nominated for Australian of the year in 2013 so people are listeneing. We just need to act. Lets make a difference

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