Rethink 'relax' these holidays

Our top 5 tips for staying active this summer more ...

Celebrating the festive season

Our Lodge Christmas Party and Volunteer Recognition High Tea. more ...

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

Christmas is a time for giving, but it doesn't have to break the bank. more ...

Donna’s personal plea to over-50s

"There is no question about it, the test saved my life." more ...

Connection the key to Steve’s recovery

"Cancer Council was the best thing that's happened to me since sliced bread. I just wished I'd found it sooner!" more ...

Local support vital for Vanessa

Vanessa said Dot's Place Peel has helped her and her family navigate their fears and gather their strengths. more ...

13 11 20 Christmas opening hours

Over the 2017 Christmas break, our 13 11 20 hours of service will change. more ...

10 tips on how to slimline your festive fun

We've put together our top 10 tips to keep those extra kilos at bay throughout the festive season more ...

Coping with cancer over the festive season

One of the most important things to remember is that you don't have to go it alone. more ...

7 Gifts for Good this festive season

We've collated a list of our favourite gifts for good that are sure to impress! more ...

Nat’s inventive way of giving back

"The difference Cancer Council can make in the lives of people going through cancer is huge." more ...

Choose presents with purpose this Christmas

Your Xmas gift guide! more ...

The Cervical Cancer Screening Test: More accurate, less often.

December 1 marks the national rollout of the new five-yearly Cervical Screening Test for women aged 25 to 74. more ...

Collaborating for cancer breakthroughs

A new grant in our research funding program that's bringing together the brightest minds of WA's cancer research community is already making an enormous difference. more ...

Big Tobacco companies are finally being forced to cough up

Some of the largest US tobacco companies have been ordered to widely publish Corrective Statements. more ...

The new cervical cancer screening test

Eradicating cervical cancer? Let's start with the new cervical screening test. more ...

Fashion Students combine style with safety

The winning clothing design from our 2017 SunSmart Fashion Garment Project will be launched at boutique clothing store Ruck Rover in Northbridge this evening. more ...

Munster couple urge others to take care in the sun

Don and his wife Marian are sharing their story for National Skin Cancer Action week . more ...

Vale Paul Katris

Paul will be fondly remembered for his unmistakable presence and unmatched passion for bettering the lives of those affected by cancer. He will be sadly missed by so many. more ...

National Skin Cancer Action Week

In Australia, two in three people will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70 - which is why reminding West Australians to practice effective sun protection methods and regular skin checks... more ...

November is Asbestos Awareness Month

Australia has one of the highest incidence rates of malignant mesothelioma in the world - of which 90% of cases are caused by asbestos exposure. So what exactly is asbestos and what measures can... more ...

Palya Mayi Project putting healthy food on plates

A local project is making it easier for the people of the Kimberley community of Bidyadanga to make healthier food choices at the supermarket. more ...

Pinktober in Paraburdoo

The town of Paraburdoo may be small - but fundraising over $7,000 for women's cancers last October proves that they've got huge hearts! more ...

Life Now at Dot's Place Bunbury!

Exercise has proven to reduce treatment-related side effects and increase the well-being of people with cancer. more ...

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Each year in Australia, more than 2,800 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. more ...

Georgia's journal of hope

Last year, 27-year-old Georgia Nedkoff was diagnosed with aggressive stage four Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and as a result, underwent nine months of intense cancer treatment. more ...

Our Ugly Xmas Rashies are here!

Introducing our NEW cockatoo print! more ...

THE WAIT IS OVER: Grand Getaway Lottery tickets on sale NOW!

Turn $50 into $160,000 CASH more ...

Swing into action for charity!

Calling all thrill-seekers! Are you willing to take the plunge to help support West Aussies affected by cancer? more ...

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 ...

LIMITED EDITION Bonnie and Neil swim range!

We've teamed up with talented design duo Bonnie and Neil to create an exclusive, limited edition swimwear and summer accessory range! more ...

Breast cancer in men

90% of breast cancer in men is diagnosed after the age of 50. more ...

Are you confused about sunscreen?

Sunscreen has been proven to prevent skin cancer, including the most deadly type - melanoma more ...

Q&A with our Marketing and Communications Officer, Serena!

We chat to Serena about her progression from intern to full time employee. more ...

Regional WA communities to benefit from new ‘Find Cancer Early' funding

Find Cancer Early program $1.6 million expansion. more ...

Our Lodge extensions are now complete!

$2 million Lodge extension project for WA country cancer patients. more ...

The Three Gs

Three Lodge guests, who aren't afraid of getting their hands dirty, have been helping out with the gardening at our Milroy Lodge accommodation in Shenton Park. more ...

4 Healthy Spring Food Swaps

If you're after a finger food with wow-factor try our colourful frittata, rice paper rolls or wonton cups. more ...

Lose a little and gain a lot with a healthy lifestyle

The biggest factor driving your risk of cancer is what you put in your mouth and how active you are. more ...

Silica dust - the cancer risk tradies cannot see

With new estimates showing that over 230 lung cancer cases in Australia each year are caused by exposure to silica dust in the workplace, we're calling for tradies to be more aware of cancer risks... more ...

Looking after yourself when looking after someone with cancer

Becoming a carer for a loved one or family member who has cancer can be a sudden adjustment or a gradual process. Either way, carers are bound to experience a range of different emotions about... 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 ...

Are you doing your breast to be aware?

Our FREE 5 Signs Guide and waterproof bathroom hanger make it easier to spot new breast changes. more ...

Kayden's Story

When Kayden Gaffney was three and survived surgery to remove an aggressive brain cancer, doctors described him as a miracle boy. Surgeons around the world now discuss his case and other "child... more ...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

After non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australian women of all ages. But thanks to advances in early detection, screening and prevention, more than 90... more ...

4 food myths debunked!

With so many food myths out there today, it can be confusing to know what's true and what's false. more ...

Harleys with heart

When you think of motorbikes, you don't normally think pink. But that's not the case for Perth Harley Davidson and the Swan River Chapter of the Harley Owners Group who don their finest pink... more ...

New anti-smoking media campaign puts spotlight on emphysema

Recent data has shown that mass media anti-smoking campaigns remain an effective tool to help motivate smokers to quit. more ...

Q&A with Professor Peter Grimison

Professor Grimson will be presenting our upcoming free cancer update lecture - ‘Medical Cannabis for cancer care: current research in Australia ' on October 19. We spoke with him about what his... more ...

Three Decades of Volunteering

Innaloo grandmother Kay Donatti is a volunteer with an incredible track record having clocked up countless hours of commitment over nearly three decades of service with us! more ...

Footy finals snack swaps!

Prepare for all of the action of footy finals season with our healthy, delicious and easy to prepare alternatives to traditional high salt and high fat snacks! more ...

Sacred Heart tips crunch'o'meter

Sacred Heart Primary School in Thornlie have been a certified Crunch&Sip school for over two years now. Last week, they were one of the 90 schools to participate in The Great Vegie Crunch! more ...

What do carcinogen classifications actually mean?

Often, there can be confusion around the meaning of the carcinogen assessment system. more ...

5 ways your workplace can help us beat cancer!

There's tonnes of easy ways your workplace can get involved! more ...

Celebrating the Great Vegie Crunch!

More than 27,000 West Australian kids representing over 90 schools are participating! more ...

Act now: Reduce your exposure to deadly diesel engine exhaust

The occupational groups identified to have the greatest exposure include farmers, heavy vehicle drivers, miners and metal workers. more ...

Have your say: Cancer Plan 2018 - 2023

Online consultation for the upcoming WA Cancer Plan is now open and you are invited to provide your feedback via an online survey. more ...

Thank you for helping make Daffodil Day a success, WA!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who supported us on Daffodil Day last week! more ...

New online tool makes it easier to support loved ones in need

Often when a loved one is affected by cancer it can be hard to know how to help. more ...

Give the Gift of Hope

Please help us raise $80,000 so more children like Kayden can have a real hope of surviving cancer and living a healthier life. Your gift today will give Kayden and other young people affected by... more ...

Find us on Daffodil Day!

Daffodil Day raises vital funds to help us continue funding research, running prevention programs and providing support for West Aussies affected by cancer. more ...

Financial hardship hits WA cancer patients

2016-17 has seen a 40 per cent increase in financial hardship payments made to cancer patients and their families as more people struggle to make ends meet while dealing with a cancer diagnosis. more ...

Vale George Ramanui

We have been saddened to learn of the passing of George Ramanui who became an inspirational guest to staff in our Lodges over the last five years. more ...

National Student Volunteer Week 2017

NSVW gives us an opportunity to reflect, showcase and celebrate the contribution of our wonderful student volunteers, who help us in our mission to reduce the impact and incidence of cancer in WA! more ...

Close shave for Shuey as students lose locks for cancer

West Coast Eagles star and our Dig Deep Ambassador, Luke Shuey kept his hair but showed off his hairdressing prowess when he took the shears and helped out at the annual Me No Hair day at a... more ...

Why is having a Will important?

50% of West Australians don't have a Will more ...

World Hepatitis Day 2017

#WorldHepDay more ...

World Head and Neck Cancer Day

4,900 Australians will face a head or neck cancer this year. more ...

"The program costs nothing, yet there is so much to be gained from it."

Congratulations to Kim Hutchinson, who was recently named a finalist in the WA Health Consumer Awards after being nominated by Rosemerry Hodgkin from our Cancer Information and Support Services... more ...

Q&A with our Business Engagement Team

We caught up with our Business Engagement Manager, Addy Wetzler for a chat! more ...

Personal Development Workshop for our Cancer Support Coordinators

Last week our Regional Support Coordinators from across the state attended a two-day Professional Development Workshop. more ...

Shout Ray a donation this Dry July

Having accessed our support services last year following his own diagnosis, Ray Divall is on a mission to raise funds for us this Dry July and support other West Aussies facing a similar situation. more ...

Monthly lunch club is a celebration of Life Now

Once a month, a varied group of individuals gather for a catch up over lunch in Balcatta. While the common factor that connects them looms large, it's a subject rarely spoken about amongst the... more ...

Resource rethink needed for cancer care

A project aiming to more closely align what cancer patients want from their treatment with how treatment is provided has secured one of our funding grants. more ...

Guest blog: Colin Melville

Seven year old, Austin Melville will perform the coin toss at our Dig Deep game this year. Austin’s Dad, Colin has written a blog post for us about losing his wife and the mother of his children... more ...

"Patients First" Project to improve patient care

Congratulations to our former President and Board Member, Professor Christobel Saunders, who's been awarded a Cancer Research Trust grant to conduct much-needed research into improving care... more ...

Q&A with Professor Eva Segelov

Professor Segelov will be presenting our upcoming free cancer update lecture – ‘Improving cancer care through clinical trials’ more ...

Crawford and Milroy Lodge renovations to accommodate more patients

We expect to be able to accommodate an estimated 300 extra country cancer patients in Perth each year. more ...

Tips for talking to kids about cancer

These general guidelines may help you to pick up on signs of distress in children and provide age-appropriate support. more ...

Meet the winners of our $1.7m Ultimate Prize Package!

Watch them walk through their new home and explain what the win means to them more ...

NAIDOC Week 2017!

NAIDOC Week (2-9 July) is a national celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day... more ...

Dig Deep and unite against cancer!

You can support Dig Deep by purchasing a $5 mini football! more ...

Update: congratulations to our 4000 winners!

Will you turn $100 into $1.7m? more ...

Molecule could provide vital clues about why breast cancer spreads

One of our research grant recipients, Dr Archa Fox aims to discover more about how a particular molecule, known as Neat 1, is linked to breast cancer metastasis. more ...

7 reasons to go booze free this July

The funds raised from Dry July in 2016 have helped us to refurbish Crawford Lodge, purchase a new Transport to Treatment vehicle and fix the lock system at Crawford Lodge. more ...

Stick it to number 2 gets personal for this trainer

Six years on after a close scrape with death, 57 year old Nedlands based Brett Burden remains as passionate as ever about ‘sticking it to bowel cancer’. more ...

Do you know where asbestos may be found in a typical Aussie home?

It’s reported that approximately one third of all Australian homes built or renovated before 1990 contain asbestos products. more ...

Career switch pays off for cancer researcher

A drastic career change has paid dividends for Dr Sally Lansley following a research grant win. more ...

#DoItForCancer: Kylie's Brave Shave

To celebrate her 40th birthday last week, Kylie O’Driscoll shaved off her hair and raised over $4,680 for us! This will help us continue to fund vital cancer research, run our prevention... more ...

Last chance to turn $100 into $1.7m!

Our Ultimate Lifestyle Lottery ticket sales close at 4pm tomorrow. more ...

New app to help you find asbestos in your home

Asbestos-Containing Material Check’ is a new app designed to help you identify materials around your home that could contain asbestos fibres. more ...

Wig Service Sewing Information Session

Dot’s Place Bunbury have provided 340 hats, wigs, turbans and scarves to West Aussies affected by cancer in the past twelve months more ...

Palya Mayi in Bidyadanga

It’s now easier to make healthier food choices when shopping in the remote Kimberley community of Bidyadanga! more ...

HBF Run for a Reason 2017

Thank you to everyone who fundraised for us at the HBF Run for a Reason last Sunday! more ...

Asbestos is a WA killer

Your help is urgently needed to fund vital cancer research that could provide a breakthrough. more ...

Equality vs Equity - Working towards Making Smoking History

Every year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization and partners all around the world mark World No Tobacco Day. more ...

Breaking the link between smoking and disadvantage

We’ve launched a partnership with St Bartholomew’s House ahead of World No Tobacco Day this Wednesday (31 May) more ...

National Reconciliation Week

From the 27th of May until the 3rd of June, Australia celebrates National Reconciliation Week (NRW). more ...

National Palliative Care Week

National Palliative Care week aims to raise awareness and understanding about palliative care in the Australian community. more ...

Our top 5 ABMT fundraising tips

We've put together our top tips to help you reach your fundraising goals! more ...

Immunologist recognised for contribution to cancer research

An internationally recognised immunologist has received our Cancer Researcher of the year award. more ...

Looking for a Biggest Morning Tea to attend near you?

Can't host your own #BiggestMorningTea this year, but want to show your support? more ...

Check out what some awesome WA schools are doing to help us beat cancer

Looking for a fun way to give back with your school mates? more ...

We welcome WA's 400th Crunch&Sip School!

Salvado Catholic College in Byford has become WA’s 400th certified Crunch&Sip® School. more ...

3 Biggest Morning Tea theme ideas to inspire you!

Check out our top 3 ABMT themes for 2017! more ...

Q&A with Dr Peter Allcroft

Dr Allcroft will be presenting our upcoming free cancer update lecture – ‘Talking about dying is a normal part of life’ on May 23. more ...

"I’m giving this a crack, I’m not sitting around"

Peter is determined to cross the 12km finish line in the #HBFRunforaReason with the goal of raising $10,000 for us. more ...

Dot’s Place a new era of support for those affected by cancer in Peel

Yesterday we officially opened our new Dot’s Place Peel Cancer Support Centre. more ...

Cancer Council donor makes everything more meaningful for researcher

David Mason a long term supporter of cancer research chose to support Dr Fox’s research work through our program for the last three years because he feels it’s really worthwhile. more ...

National Volunteer Week: Meet Erica Summerville

National Volunteer Week (NVW) which runs from the 8th-14th of May this year, is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation's volunteers. more ...

Stick It to No.2: The do's and don'ts of doo-doo

DID YOU KNOW bowel cancer is Australia’s No.2 cancer killer? DID YOU KNOW that up to 90% of cases can be PREVENTED through early detection? more ...

Beat poo phobia and ‘Stick it to number 2’

We urge over 50’s to ‘stick it’ to bowel cancer in new campaign more ...

National Volunteer Week: Meet Peter Scott

National Volunteer Week (NVW) which runs from the 8-14 of May this year, is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation's volunteers. more ...

Celebrating National Volunteer Week

Yesterday we hosted a morning tea for over 60 volunteers in celebration of National Volunteer Week (NVW) 2017. more ...

National Volunteer Week: Connection Marked a Turning Point for Cancer Patient

National Volunteer Week (NVW) which runs from the 8-14 of May this year, is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation's volunteers. more ...

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week (NVW) which runs from the 8-14 of May this year, is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation's volunteers. more ...

Today we welcome our new CEO, Ashley Reid

Ashley brings a wealth of experience and passion to the role. more ...

Top 5 Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Stuck on what to get this year? We’ve got you covered. Take a look at our top 5 gift ideas. more ...

Blueprint Wealth Cooks Up a Storm for Country Cancer Patients

Cook a Meal is a unique corporate volunteering activity that makes a positive difference to our community. more ...

Project aims to unlock key to bowel cancer treatment success

Dr Melanie McCoy is investigating whether immune suppressing molecules play a critical role in determining the success of bowel treatment as our 2017 Suzzanne Cavanagh Early Career Investigator... more ...

Meet our lucky Early Bird!

Yesterday we drew our lucky $150k Early Bird cash winner! more ...

Have you heard about our Life Now program?

Life Now is a program offering free yoga, exercise and meditative classes for patients and carers. more ...

Thank you and congratulations to our CEO, Susan Rooney

After 15 years as our CEO, today we farewell Susan Rooney. more ...

Meet Tina, our Regional Education Officer for the Midwest

Tina works closely with various community groups to deliver prevention and early detection programs throughout the Midwest. more ...

10 tips for adding more fruit and veg to your plate

Only 24% of women and 15% of men are eating enough fruit and veggies - are you one of them? more ...

Meet Darcy Dunkerton

Within hours of his birth Darcy Dunkerton’s parents were told he had an extremely low white blood cell count and he was rushed to PMH to receive treatment more ...

Meet Priscilla and Lyndsay, 2 of Our 14 New Volunteers!

Our new volunteers will be working with us in our complementary therapy, social support and cancer centre programs. more ...

$4 million funding injection for WA cancer researchers

We have a passionate commitment to funding high-quality cancer research in WA. more ...

Thank you for uniting with us against cancer

#UNITEDAGAINSTCANCER more ...

Meet one of our amazing complementary therapy volunteers, Karen!

Karen Giamboi has been volunteering with us as a complementary therapist for over three years. more ...

Tickets in our Ultimate Lifestyle Lottery are now on sale!

Our Ultimate Lifestyle Lottery could change your life! more ...

National Close the Gap Day

Everyone deserves the right to a healthy future; particularly in a rich country like ours. more ...

Read our Ultimate Lifestyle Lottery 2017 brochure

Read the full brochure for our 2017 Ultimate Lifestyle Lottery more ...

Register to host a Biggest Morning Tea before March 24 and WIN!

Register to host your own morning tea and you could win one of our awesome prize packs! more ...

Remembering our former Executive Director and tireless champion of cancer patients and their families, Clive Deverall

Clive devoted more than 20 years of his life to our organisation. more ...

Why we need improved care for cancer patients

#UNITEDAGAINSTCANCER more ...

Why we need better screening and early detection programs in WA

#UNITEDAGAINSTCANCER more ...

Why we need to improve the mental health care of cancer patients

#UNITEDAGAINSTCANCER more ...

Why we need government investment in prevention programs

#UNITEDAGAINSTCANCER more ...

5 reasons we need tougher tobacco laws in WA

#UNITEDAGAINSTCANCER more ...

Update: our voices are being heard!

Research funding announcement by WA Labor welcomed. Call for Liberal party to match funding for cancer research more ...

Long-time friends share their experience of volunteering together

Pat and ‘chele have been friends for 30 years and now volunteer together at our SCGH Cancer Hub. more ...

How investment in local research is the key to cancer breakthroughs

#UNITEDAGAINSTCANCER more ...

Guest Blog: Isabelle’s brave shave

Isabelle explains what inspired her create her #bebraveshave fundraiser more ...

New Online Community for people affected by cancer

Our Online Community provides the opportunity to find information and support in a safe forum. more ...

How improving cancer data impacts on health outcomes for West Australians

#UNITEDAGAINSTCANCER more ...

12 West Australians set to star in new quit campaign

A new locally made advertising campaign ‘From Every Quitter’ launched last night. #Pleasehelpmequit more ...

Make Smoking History receives Excellence in Health Promotion Practice Award

The Award recognises the outstanding work of our MSH team to reduce tobacco-related health inequalities. more ...

5 SunSmart essentials you can get from our free app

We need to protect ourselves whenever the UV Index is above 3… but when exactly is that? more ...

We unveil our priorities ahead of the March state election

#UNITEDAGAINSTCANCER more ...

Why improving Indigenous Cancer Care is the key to closing the gap

#UNITEDAGAINSTCANCER more ...

Couple find mindfulness a life changing experience

Our Life Now mindfulness course proved to be a somewhat life changing experience for the Teasdale’s. more ...

How investment in sun protection measures will save lives

#UNITEDAGAINSTCANCER more ...

“Cancer Council WA support programs helped to rebuild my confidence”

Clare said her experience highlights what’s possible for cancer patients who have the right support in place. more ...

5 reasons we need mandatory kilojoule labelling in WA fast food outlets

#UNITEDAGAINSTCANCER more ...

Your signature can help bring the defeat of cancer closer

#UNITEDAGAINSTCANCER more ...

Back to school healthy hit list

Top tips for a healthy school year. more ...

What do food labels really mean?

Check out our quick guide on what to look out for when reading food labels more ...

6 ways to set up healthy summer holiday habits for kids

It’s crucial that we maintain healthy eating habits year round. more ...

Forget your New Year’s resolutions and think healthy habits instead!

Only 8% of people are estimated to stick to their New Year’s resolution, so we’re recommending a more effective approach. more ...