Thank you for committing to #ROCKTHECHOP

Every dollar raised makes a huge difference to people living with cancer

  • Ensures a cancer health professional is available on 13 11 20 - our free, confidential phone service to support those in need. 
  • Helps provide a wig or turban to a cancer patient who is undergoing treatment.
  • Helps provide accommodation for cancer patients, their families and carers during treatment. 
  • Contributes to purchasing the fuel required to run our volunteer transport shuttle service for a week.
  • Helps to provide laboratory supplies used in discovering new cancer treatments.
  • Helps provide financial assistance to a cancer patient who has been unable to work or is struggling financially.
  • Helps fund clinical trials to ensure cancer patients have access to new treatments and receive the best care.
  • Helps support annual training of volunteers who provide support those affected by cancer.
  • Helps to provide 10 nights of accommodation for a patient and carer.
  • Helps fund research to develop new drugs to stop the spread of cancer through the body.
  • Helps develop new computerised methods for early detection of skin cancer.
  • Helps furnish a room for families to stay in at one of our six accommodation lodges when they need to travel away from home for treatment. 

The Facts

  • The most common cancers in Australia (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) are prostate, breast, colorectal, melanoma and lung cancer.

  • 1 in 2 Australian men and women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85.

  • An estimated 150,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Australia this year.

Our Impact

  • In the 1980s, the cancer survival rate was less than 50%. Today, there is a 70% survival rate for Australians diagnosed with cancer.

  • 61,000 Australians have been saved in the past 20 years thanks to cancer research.

* Services offered by Cancer Council vary between states and territories

We are serious about reducing your risk of cancer

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