Talking to someone with cancer

It's normal to feel lost for words, no matter how close you are with the person who has cancer. more ...

Inspiration for the ULTIMATE Girls’ Night In

The options for your GNI are endless! So, we have compiled some ideas to help you get started. more ...

Coping with cancer over the festive season

Christmas can be difficult when you or someone you know is affected by cancer. To help, we've put together some tips for coping over the festive season. more ...

Milroy Lodge a ‘home away from home’ for Ravensthorpe couple

"This has been a quiet, peaceful and safe place to stay.” more ...

For Jenny, our CCWA bus is so much more than a transport service

Golden Bay resident, Jenny Ballard is full of praise for our transport to treatment service from Rockingham. more ...

Thank you for supporting our Grand Getaway Lottery

Thank you to all of our incredible supporters who purchased a ticket in our Grand Getaway Lottery. more ...

Rethink ‘relax’ over the summer holidays

It’s vital to stay active, even while on holidays. more ...

5 tips for putting on a healthy Christmas spread that doesn't blow the budget

Anne Finch shares her top 5 ways to avoid a Christmas blowout. more ...

2015 - 2016 Annual Review

Our annual review showcases some of our achievements and the incredible people who've helped us along the way. more ...

7 Tips to find gifts that give good health this Christmas

Do your friends and family a favour this Christmas by making healthy gifts a priority on your shopping list. more ...

Garfield discusses his experience at Milroy Lodge

According to Garfield Bissett, Milroy Lodge is a piece of ‘heaven’. more ...

Research aims to ease stress for DCIS breast cancer patients

CCWA funded research aims to ease stress for women facing difficult decisions around treatment. more ...

Milroy Lodge makes the world of difference to Mark’s treatment

“The quietness and nature around Milroy Lodge really make it feel like home to me.” more ...

Top tips to stay safe in the sun

Our SunSmart Manager, Mark Strickland caught up with the team at WA Today to offer his top 5 tips for staying safe in the sun this summer. more ...

Shock stats: only one in three under-45s are SunSmart

A recent survey show only one out of three West Australians aged between 18 and 45 regularly use sun protective clothing to guard against skin cancer. more ...

National Skin Cancer Action Week 2016

20-26 November. My #SunSmart5 more ...

Choose presents with purpose this Christmas

As the festive season quickly approaches finding that perfect gift for your friends and loved ones can get tricky! more ...

New Plan will drive efforts to help reduce Aboriginal cancer deaths

Our Reconciliation Action Plan is being heralded as a significant step forward more ...

Free info session to help ease the financial stress of cancer

Finances should be the last thing on your mind when dealing with cancer, but unfortunately for too many it can become a major source of stress. more ...

Don’t Fur-get to register for Bark For Life!

Bark For Life is a dog-friendly community walk event celebrating the invaluable support our furry friends provide during a cancer experience. more ...

Meet April, our Cancer Support Coordinator for the Midwest

Find out how April can help you. more ...

Coping with cancer – Is it normal to feel depressed after treatment?

It’s common to feel a range of conflicting emotions – both good and bad after completing treatment. more ...

Complementary Therapy Program commences at Milroy Lodge

CCWA's Milroy Lodge now offers a Complementary Therapy Program. more ...

Our Grand Getaway Lottery is here!

Tickets are now on sale for our Grand Getaway Lottery! more ...

Smoking and mental health

Smoking is a highly addictive behaviour that can have a negative impact on our mental health. more ...

School fundraiser celebrates 20 years

Over the past 20 years, students at John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School have raised over $100,000 for us! more ...

Thanks for supporting our #PinkRibbonDay street appeal!

The generosity we received from the thousands of you who stopped to give us a donation or buy a pin or pen warmed our hearts more ...

Levi’s World Record Attempt

Levi has broken a Guinness World Record AND raised over $8,000 for us at the same time! more ...

Free Sunday Fun-day for families!

Finding time to have fun with your kids can be incredibly difficult when you’re a parent with cancer. To help you take a break and meet other families in a similar circumstance to you, we’re... more ...

We’re painting Perth Pink today!

Today is our #PinkRibbonDay street appeal! more ...

Congratulations Professor Christobel Saunders

Professor Christobel Saunders who was recently inducted as a fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. more ...

What’s the difference between SPF30+ vs. SPF50+?

The SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of a sunscreen is a measure of how well it protects the skin from sunburn. more ...

How does tobacco smoking contribute to poverty?

For Anti-Poverty Week (16th-22nd October) our Make Smoking History team are highlighting the impact tobacco smoking has on people living in poverty and our ongoing commitment to reducing it. more ...

Helen, the cancer 'cure'sader

Helen made the brave decision to chop off her ponytail to raise funds through her Do It For Cancer page. more ...

Is your school a SunSmart School?

Helping children and teenagers to be SunSmart at school is vital as the sun damage to our skin that causes skin cancers in later life occurs in primarily during our schooling years. more ...

Coping with cancer - exercise

Exercise can help manage some of the common side effects of treatment, speed up your return to your usual activities, and improve your quality of life. more ...

Upcoming information sessions

As part of our Life Now program we hold regular, FREE information sessions for cancer patients and their carers. We have a range of sessions coming up that may be of assistance to you. more ...

Meet our REO for the Great Southern Region, Janet McBride

Find our more about our REO for the Great Southern Region more ...

Explainer: Immunotherapy

Radiotherapy and chemotherapy are two well-known forms of cancer treatment. But what is immunotherapy? more ...

Ugly Xmas Rashies Have Arrived!

Our Ugly Xmas Rashies are the must-have Christmas gift this year more ...

3.6 million Aussies exposed to cancer-causing agents at work annually

We're calling for greater cancer awareness in the workplace, following new estimates that about 130 workers are diagnosed each year in Australia with lung cancer as a result of work-based exposure... more ...

New eftpos grants help protect teens in Warwick and Churchlands

Warwick and Churchlands teens will be better protected from the sun thanks to funding from eftpos more ...

The Pink Ribbon Day street appeal is coming! Here’s how you can help on October 21st

Friday, October 21 is our #PinkRibbonDay street appeal! more ...

Meet our Cancer Support Coordinator for the Hills region, Christina Line

Find out how Christina can help you. more ...

Coping with cancer - talking to kids about cancer

To help you navigate through this sensitive issue we have compiled some tips on discussing all stages of cancer with children. more ...

Meet some of the amazing volunteers who joined us for #DaffodilDay last month.

We spoke to some of our incredible volunteers about why they chose to get involved with Daffodil Day. more ...

Has your dog helped you through your cancer recovery?

Has your dog helped you through your cancer recovery? Or has your dog inspired (or forced!) you to be more active than you once were? more ...

Coping with cancer - caring for a loved one

When someone you love has cancer things can change for everyone. Caring can be both a wonderful and a challenging experience. It is important that you learn about the needs of the person you are... more ...

SunSmart doesn't mean daggy!

Today, the 18th annual Telstra Perth Fashion Festival kicks off. Unfortunately, our SunSmart range didn’t get a gig (perhaps an admin error?), so we’ve compiled some of our must-have SunSmart... more ...

Are you exposed to carcinogens at your workplace?

Approximately 40% of the Australian population are exposed to at least one carcinogen in their workplace and around 5,000 (6.5%) cancer cases are attributable to occupational cancers each year. more ...

Bark back against cancer!

Bark For Life is a dog-friendly community walk event celebrating the invaluable support our furry friends provide during a cancer experience. more ...

Have you seen an alcohol ad you find concerning?

If you see an alcohol ad that concerns you, contact the AARB - making a complaint is simple. more ...

Include a charity week: Alison’s legacy

We met Alison in 2007 when she stayed with us at Crawford Lodge while accessing cancer treatment in Perth, a long way away from her home in Broome. more ...

One in five tattoo inks in Australia contain carcinogenic chemicals

A report this week from the Australian government’s National Industrial Chemical’s Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) shows what’s in the ink that’s under the skin of more than 2... more ...

Simple blood test could be used to detect breast cancer

A young University of Western Australia PhD student is hoping to develop a quick, simple and less invasive blood test that could detect breast cancer progression or relapse with the help of Cancer... more ...

CCWA visits Noongar Radio

Our Aboriginal Projects Officer, Louise De Busch, and Violet Platt from the Department of Health’s WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network joined Noongar Radio Health Matters program host, Big... more ...

Coping with cancer - emotions

When it comes to cancer, there is no right way to feel – experiencing a range of emotions is normal and everyone will cope differently. You may feel stressed, anxious or uncertain and these... more ...

Women's Health Week

To coincide with Women's Health Week which runs from September 5 - 9, we have compiled some information about women and cancer. more ...

How you can get involved in Relay For Life

Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for our research, prevention and support services. It’s a chance for communities to recognise and celebrate those... more ...

Remembering our great friend and supporter, Sheila Hogan

It was with great sadness last week that we learnt of the passing of our long-time supporter, Sheila Hogan. more ...

The Great Aussie Crunch encouraging healthy habits at school

This week, over 21,000 WA school kids representing 92 schools will simultaneously crunch on fresh vegetables for the Great Aussie Crunch. more ...

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Across the country, around 710 children are diagnosed with cancer each year, but survival rates are very high. more ...

Thanks for supporting Daffodil Day, WA!

Last Friday was our street appeal for Daffodil Day, and we're still buzzing with positive energy - it's favourite day of the year for a very good reason! more ...

Meet our Ultimate Lifestyle Lottery major prize winners!

Mel, her partner John and eight-year-old daughter Matilda are the lucky winners of a $1.59 million fully furnished penthouse apartment at Taskers in North Fremantle, as well as a BMW X1 car and... more ...

Get your dad to think about his health this Father's Day

With Father's Day coming up there's no better time to get your Dad to start thinking about his health. more ...

New project aims to increase Hepatitis B testing and awareness

The increasing rate of liver cancer and the link to undetected and untreated hepatitis B infection has prompted us to launch a new education project. more ...

Coping with cancer - should I tell my employer I have cancer?

Telling your employer that you have cancer is a personal decision. While there is no law that requires you to share the diagnosis with your employer, you do have some obligations. You should tell... more ...

It's Daffodil Day!

Today, Friday August 26 is #DaffodilDay! Daffodil Day raises much-needed funds for our support services, prevention programs and vital cancer research which help the thousands of West Aussies... more ...

Coping with cancer - nutrition

Today, we’re talking nutrition. Cancer itself and cancer treatment place extra demands on your body. Good nutrition will help you to cope better and recover sooner. Research suggests that eating... more ...

UV Meters in action!

You may have spotted these boxes around and wondered what they are all about.... They're UV meters! more ...

8 tips for dealing with unhelpful thoughts

Today, we're discussing dealing with unhelpful thoughts. When it comes to cancer, there is no right way to feel – experiencing a range of emotions is normal and everyone will cope differently.... more ...

Is junk food really on the menu for our Olympians?

Athletes competing in the Rio Olympic Games will have spent years training day and night for the privilege to compete on the world stage. However, preparation for such an elite sporting event... more ...

Meet our Cancer Support Coordinator for the Peel region: Elaine Young

Meet our Cancer Support Coordinator for the Peel region, Elaine Young. more ...

Daffodil Day's coming! Here's how you can help on August 26th

Friday, August 26 is Daffodil Day! Daffodil Day raises much-needed funds for our support services, prevention programs and vital cancer research which help the thousands of West Aussies diagnosed... more ...

Coping with cancer - legal and financial changes

A cancer diagnosis can turn your life upside down. Facing a serious illness and a long treatment journey can be extremely daunting, so to help make things a little easier for you we will be... more ...

Get the facts - busting cancer myths

There are many myths about cancer, often spread by internet-based misinformation. We have all heard some crazy ones now and again! And with over 200 different kinds of cancer, each with its own... more ...

Healthy Living After Cancer Program

Getting back to a healthy lifestyle after cancer is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Our Healthy Living after Cancer (HLaC) program offers free health coaching over the... more ...

Dry July 2016 has come to a close

Congratulations to everyone who took part in Dry July this year to raise much-needed funds for Cancer Council WA. The money you raised will go towards improving our accommodation lodges so we can... more ...

We have been voted ‘Most Trusted Sunscreen Brand’ by Aussie consumers!

We are thrilled to announce we have been voted Australia's Most Trusted Sunscreen Brand in the 2016 annual Readers Digest Most Trusted Brands survey. more ...

Our first ever Ultimate Lifestyle Lottery has now closed!!

Our first ever Ultimate Lifestyle Lottery has officially come to a close - but the fun's not over yet! more ...

Getting to know our services - small business advice

To help you become more familiar with the services we provide, we have introduced a weekly 'getting to know our services' series. This week, we're talking small business advice. more ...

Commemorating World Hepatitis Day

Every year, July 28 marks World Hepatitis Day across the world. Viral hepatitis infections are among the most prevalent and serious conditions in the world. Globally, viral hepatitis accounts for... more ...

Getting to know our services - patient education seminars

To help you become more familiar with the services we provide, we have introduced a weekly 'getting to know our services' series. This week, we're talking patient education seminars. more ...

Getting to know our services - exercise physiologist

To help you become more familiar with the services we provide, we have introduced a weekly 'getting to know our services' series. This week, we're talking Cancer Council WA provided Exercise... more ...

Dig Deep day mascots join forces with West Coast Eagles to help beat cancer

Dig Deep Day, which is now in its 12th year, is an important way West Coast Eagles aim to raise much needed funds for Cancer Council Western Australia through the sale of special wristbands. Dig... more ...

Getting to know our services - distress screening

To help you become more familiar with the services we provide, we have introduced a weekly 'getting to know our services' series. This week, we're talking distress screening. more ...

Life Now Exercise Program for Young People

We're trialing a new Life Now exercise program specifically designed for 15 - 27 year olds. more ...

Cancer hub at SCGH celebrates three year milestone with new tech

Our cancer information hub and volunteer program at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital is celebrating its third year of operation. more ...

Getting to know our services - health consumers' council

To help you become more familiar with the services we provide, we have introduced a weekly 'getting to know our services' series. This week we're talking about our collaboration with the Health... more ...

Dry July 2016

July is fast approaching which means it's time to ditch the booze and take part in Dry July! Help us to raise much needed funds for West Aussies living with cancer by signing up for a booze free... more ...

Getting to know our services - workplace advice

The service is available free of charge to eligible clients to help them navigate a range of options available to people affected by cancer. more ...

Getting to know our services - communications training

To help you become more familiar with the services we provide, we have introduced a weekly 'getting to know our services' series. This week we're talking communications training for health... more ...

Getting to know our services - practical assistance

To help you become more familiar with the services we provide, we've introduced a weekly 'getting to know our services' series. This week we're talking practical assistance. more ...

Smokers underestimate cost impact as research shows prices starting to bite

Survey shows double the number of smokers quit or reduced their smoking compared to those who predicted an impact more ...

Looking for a Biggest Morning Tea to attend near you?

Can't host your own morning tea this year - but want to show your support? We've put together a list of Biggest Morning Tea's across WA that are open to the public so you can enjoy a cuppa for a... more ...

Getting to know our services - dietetics consultations

Did you know we provide dietetics consultations for cancer patients? more ...

New drugs transforming treatment for advanced breast cancer patients

Advanced breast cancer patients in WA are the first in Australia to benefit from new drug treatments more ...

Get to know our services - Tai Chi

To help you become more familiar with the services we provide we will be starting a weekly 'getting to know our services' series. This week: Tai Chi! more ...

Cancer Council saves ‘Last Dance’ campaign for smokers

No apologies for hard-hitting new anti-smoking campaign launched more ...

New app means safer scans for patients

WA patients set to become the first in Australia to benefit from a new app about risks of CT scans more ...

Local researcher 'lights up' brain tumours thanks to grant

A Jandakot cancer researcher is the recipient of a $3000 James Crofts Hope Student Vacation Research Scholarship administered by Cancer Council WA. more ...

Brooke running in memory of her dad

Beechboro resident Brooke Beardman is running in memory of her dad for this year's HBF Run for a Reason. more ...

Cancer Council WA congratulates Cancer Council Australia's CEO on international award

Cancer Council WA congratulates Cancer Council Australia's CEO Professor Sanchia Aranda for receiving international nursing award. more ...

WA bosses get behind Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

WA business leaders have stepped out of the boardroom to pop the kettle on in support of ABMT more ...

New research to predict risk of primary liver cancer in people living with chronic liver disease

A University of Western Australia researcher is using a Cancer Council WA grant to predict the risk of primary liver cancer in 16,000 West Australians living with chronic liver disease. more ...

2000 burpees for CCWA? Hear Levi's Reason

Armadale resident Levi Kissick-Ponga is raising $1 for Cancer Council WA for every burpee he can perform ahead of this year's HBF Run for a Reason. more ...

Biggest Morning Tea blooms in Applecross

Applecross resident Mary Easterbrook is holding a special Biggest Morning Tea this Thursday. more ...

$4 million boost to foster WA cancer research

A vital funding boost with Cancer Council WA announcing $4 million for researchers and projects more ...

LiveLighter takes the fight to junk food

The LiveLighter Campaign is today urging West Australians to reduce their consumption of junk food as a key strategy to reduce the epidemic of overweight and obesity. more ...

Successful campaign returns to help regional West Aussies Find Cancer Early

A successful awareness campaign targeting people living in regional WA will hit television screens again this year. more ...

Ultimate Lifestyle Lottery ambassador Mike Hussey speaks to Nathan, Nat and Shaun on Nova

Cancer Council WA ambassador Mike Hussey spoke with the Nova breakfast crew this morning about the Ultimate Lifestyle Lottery. more ...

Cancer Council WA launches Ultimate Lifestyle Lottery

A 1 in 15 chance to win in Cancer Council WA's first ever ‘Ultimate Lifestyle Lottery’ more ...

New transport to treatment for Peel and Rockingham cancer patients

Peel and Rockingham cancer patients can now get to treatment more easily with Cancer Council WA launching a dedicated transport service in March. more ...

Jack's Big Cut turns into a big surprise for nine-year-old fundraiser

After more than two years of growing his hair for charity, Jack Churchman got it lopped off today by none other than West Coast Eagles Luke Shuey and Andrew Gaff. more ...

Self-check to catch skin cancer before it spreads

The ‘Is it? Isn’t It?’ website is aimed at educating people on the importance of detecting potential skin cancers by thoroughly checking their own skin on a regular basis. more ...

The March Charge - Australians called upon to challenge themselves this month

Cancer Council calls on people to help run, ride or swim down cancer more ...

New figures show men still more likely than women to get cancer

New Cancer Registry WA 2014 report provides a snapshot more ...

New cancer information hub at St John of God Midland Public Hospital

A new cancer information hub provided by Cancer Council WA has opened for patients and family members at St John of God Midland Public Hospital. more ...

Healthy Living after Cancer a phone call away

A new telephone service designed to help cancer patients return to a healthy lifestyle after treatment is now available in WA. more ...

"Sponge" campaign to put the squeeze on smoking

After a successful run in 2014, the Make Smoking History "Sponge" anti-smoking campaign will hit TV screens again this Valentine's Day. more ...

Australian cancer prevalence exceeds 1 million: new estimates

Time to rethink management of our most feared disease more ...

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

February, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, helps us to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and directs our focus as a community on the disease and its impact on those affected. more ...

Supporting World Cancer Day

February 4 2016 is World Cancer Day. more ...

Kick-start your kids' school year with healthy lunches

Planning the contents of children's lunch boxes is just as important as the contents of their school bag. more ...

Volunteers sought for ovarian cancer survivor trial

St John of God Subiaco Hospital is seeking ovarian cancer survivors interested in volunteering for a trial evaluating the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation courses to help manage fears about... more ...

Pamper package perfect for Coodanup cancer survivor

A competition provided by Cancer Council WA and the Parmelia Hilton Perth for people affected by cancer is helping reduce the burden of the disease. more ...

10 New Year resolutions to make 2016 healthy and cancer-free

The New Year is nearly upon us which means it’s time to consider resolutions for 2016. But how many involve improving our health and how many do we actually stick to? more ...

The top New Year's resolution for 2016: Quit smoking to save money and your health

You could save as much $9000 next year if you make your New Year’s resolution to quit smoking in 2016. more ...