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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 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.
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