World-first blood test to detect deadly melanoma in early stage patients

Edith Cowan University (ECU) researchers have developed the world’s first blood test capable of detecting melanoma in its early stages. Cancer Council WA was able to grant the Melanoma Research... more ...

20 years of commitment to Daffodil Day

For the past 20 years, the Young Vinnies Group - year 12 students and staff - from Sacred Heart College in Sorrento have rallied together to fundraise for Daffodil Day. more ...

Dry July and junk food cravings

Dry July and junk food cravings more ...

Meet our 2018 Dig Deep ambassador

This year's Dig Deep ambassador is seven-year-old Josey from Geraldton, whose father Vince was diagnosed with cancer almost two years ago. Read their family's inspiring story and find out how you... more ...

Five things about exercise we bet you didn’t know

We all know that exercise is good for you and has a range of health benefits, but did you know there is substantial evidence supporting the fantastic benefits of exercise for cancer patients? more ...

The future of Lung Cancer Screening

As part of our Cancer Council Cancer Update series we recently hosted Dr Annette McWilliams, Respiratory Physician at Fiona Stanley Hospital who gave a free lecture on the progress being made... more ...

Vitamin D - are we getting enough?

Vitamin D - Are we getting enough? Do we still need to cover up in the sun? Our SunSmart Schools Program Coordinator, Sally Blane, answers these burning questions. more ...

The sweet truth

Sugar. It's sweet, sticky and helps the medicine go down, but did you know that more than two-thirds of Aussie kids eat more of it than they should? more ...

Our 7 healthy lifestyle messages all young Australians should live by

Up to a third of all cancers can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle – it is this fact that drives our work in advocacy, education and prevention. The seven healthy lifestyle messages that... more ...

Research project finds way to block cancer cell growth

Cancer Council WA-funded researchers have developed a new method of inhibiting cancer cells by targeting the mechanism by which the cells replicate. more ...

Lung cancer screening opportunity

Could you be at risk of developing lung cancer, or know someone who is? more ...

Breaking the link between smoking and mental illness

Cancer Council WA launches new partnership with St Vincent de Paul Society WA. more ...

Health experts praise ban on booze ads

The Alcohol Advertising Review Board (AARB) welcomes the WA Government's planned ban on alcohol advertising on Transperth buses and trains. more ...

Fundraising ideas throughout Dry July

Fundraising ideas for Dry July more ...

Q&A with Dr Annette McWilliams

Dr Annette McWilliams is our next Cancer Update guest lecturer who will present on the topic of lung cancer screening. more ...

5 tips for avoiding alcohol this dry July

5 tips for avoiding alcohol this dry July more ...

Cancer in the School Community

We have launched a new resource to help WA schools support students, families and staff in their communities who are affected by cancer. more ...

What a month off alcohol does to your body

What a month off drinking does to your body more ...

Peter proves anything is possible

Peter Symonds this year completed the half marathon in the HBF Run for a Reason, despite facing a terminal cancer diagnosis. After receiving news his wife had a brain tumour, nothing could stop... more ...

Healthy Living after Cancer, where is the support?

Did you know we have a telephone service designed to help cancer patients return to a healthy lifestyle after cancer treatment? Find out more about our Healthy Living After Cancer service. more ...

Give a little, change a lot

Last financial year, 1831 volunteers contributed 72,183 hours across all areas of our work. We celebrated their incredible contribution recently during National Volunteer Week. more ...

Ten early symptoms you need to know

In partnership with the State Government, Cancer Council WA is working to boost cancer symptom awareness, help seeking behaviour and ultimately improve cancer outcomes for people living in the bush. more ...

'Please quit, so you don't have to go through what I went through'

Hard-hitting TV ads that motivated 1.6 million Americans to quit smoking in 2012 will begin to air on WA screens this week as part of our new Make Smoking History Campaign. more ...

5 reasons to give up alcohol this July

Taking a break from booze is absolutely one of the best things you can do for your health (and your wallet!). Find out our top 5 reasons to give it a go. more ...

Sunscreen during winter - FAQs

Cancer Council WA SunSmart Manager, Mark Strickland, answers your questions about whether you should use sunscreen during winter months. more ...

Our best winter warmer ideas

Our top tips for creating that indulgent, comforting taste we all crave in winter, without adding buckets of cream, cheese or salt. more ...

Season two of our podcast series is out now!

The Thing About Cancer podcast is available for anyone affected by cancer. more ...

Facebook poo-poos important message for the bush

Bizzarely, Facebook has blocked life-saving health messages including the words "pee" and "poo" because it fears they're too offensive for regional West Australians. more ...

Looking for a #BiggestMorningTea to attend near you?

Can't host your own Australia's #BiggestMorningTea this year, but want to show your support? We've put together a list of Biggest Morning Teas across WA that are open to the public so you can enjoy... more ...

Anonymous donation brings International palliative care expert to Perth

A generous donation has enabled us to bring internationally-renowned palliative care expert Dr Christina Puchalski to Perth for a free lecture at the State Library today at 12:30 - 1:30pm. more ...

5 fundraising tips for your Biggest Morning Tea!

Every cuppa makes a difference! more ...

Grand Getaway Lottery tickets on sale NOW!

Turn $50 into $150,000 CASH! more ...

Could this personalised vaccine stop melanoma turning deadly?

In the next 48 hours 70 Australians will be diagnosed with melanoma more ...

Dr Christina Puchalski to come to WA for National Palliative Care Week

Dr Puchalski is an internationally renowned pioneer and leader in the movement to integrate spirituality into healthcare in clinical settings and medical education. more ...

Five ways to get your five a day

Our top tips for getting more veg into your diet, every day! more ...

Turn mindless eating into mindful meals

Our top tips for eating more mindfully (your waistline will thank you!). more ...

Farewell and Congratulations to our Education and Research Director, Terry Slevin

It's the end of an era here at Cancer Council WA as we farewell our Education and Research Director, Terry Slevin. more ...

Joe ‘Bushie’ Bush kicks back at Milroy Lodge thanks to Dry July

Bushie has been staying at Milroy Lodge for almost three months while he receives treatment in Perth for lung cancer. more ...

Dani and Emma walk for James

This year marks 10 years since Emma's brother, James, passed away from brain cancer. more ...

Looking for loved ones: a skin check buddy could save your life

Research out today shows melanomas are more likely to be detected early by married couples, as partners keep a watch on skin spot changes. more ...

8 tips for dealing with unhelpful thoughts

Our guide to managing unhelpful thoughts. more ...

2018 Research Excellence Awards celebrate 3 of WA's brightest researchers

Congratulations Prof Rob Newton, Prof Anna Nowak and Dr Chan Cheah more ...

$3.7m boost for WA cancer research in 55th year of Cancer Council WA awards

Today we've announced $3.7m funding for 68 WA cancer researchers and 33 projects as part of our annual cancer research funding program. more ...

Mother's Day Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

The perfect Mother's Day gift! more ...

Exercise and cancer

What to do and where to start. more ...

4 Biggest Morning Tea themes to inspire you!

Stuck for ideas? Check these out! more ...

Meet our Wig Service Volunteer, Christine!

Christine has recently been nominated for Volunteering Australia's Spirit of Volunteering Award. Read more about her story here! more ...

Irene credits yoga with helping in her recovery

Despite a battle with cancer, Irene remains remarkably positive & credits yoga with helping in her recovery. more ...

We visit Albany to celebrate our 60th Anniversary

2018 marks a significant year for us as we celebrate 60 years of operation by touring WA to debunk some of the most common cancer myths. more ...

Kids in the kitchen

Research shows that when kids are involved with food (from gardening to choosing, shopping, cooking... and cleaning up!) they eat healthier. more ...

Hunting for a healthier Easter?

Our top tips for enjoying a healthier Easter more ...

A guide to talking to kids about cancer

Learn how to pick up on signs of distress in children and provide age-appropriate support. more ...

Why does Australia have so much skin cancer? (Hint: it's not because of an ozone hole)

People with pale skin types are more vulnerable to skin cancer and, broadly, the more sun they are exposed to – and the greater the intensity of the UV radiation – the higher their risk. more ...

New resource to help close the gap in Aboriginal cancer outcomes

We've recently released a new video for health professionals who work with Aboriginal communities to increase knowledge about cancer and it's prevention, screening, early detection, treatment, and... more ...

10 years of Relay For Life

2018 marks 10 years since the Norwell family of Narrogin participated in their first Relay For Life event in 2008. Their son, John, was just 14 when he was diagnosed with brain cancer and the... more ...

25 years of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea!

2018 marks 25 years of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea more ...

Alcohol causes nearly 6,000 Australian deaths in one year, cancer responsible for one in three

Almost 6,000 Australians died from alcohol-attributable disease in a single year, about one every 90 minutes, according to new research being released today. more ...

Ray's 10 years of volunteering

It was a bittersweet moment at our Midland Hills Cancer Support Centre when Janebrook resident, Ray Belton, announced his retirement after 10 years of volunteering. more ...

Powerful new campaign encourages smokers to quit for their kids

National data reveals almost 2 in 3 Australian smokers are parents, prompting a new WA campaign calling for parents to quit for the sake of their kids. more ...

Have you heard about our Complementary Therapy program?

What are complementary therapies and how can they help people affected by cancer? more ...

The best eggs you'll eat this Easter

As Easter chocolate starts to find its way into our homes and workplaces, our LiveLighter dietitian, Anne Finch, recommends we embrace a different sort of egg - the chicken kind. more ...

What's the difference between SPF 30 and SPF 50+?

No matter how hot it is outside, it's important to stay SunSmart when the UV is above 3* by remembering to Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek, Slide! more ...

Did you know 50% of West Australians don’t have a Will?

Writing a Will can seem like a daunting task, this is why many of us are guilty of leaving it on our ‘To- do List’. more ...

Warwick SHS students are now better protected from the sun

Warwick Senior High School students are now better protected from the harsh Australian sun thanks to a unique partnership between Cancer Council and eftpos. more ...

Work lunches that pull their weight

Check out LiveLighter's guide to healthy work lunches that won't break the bank. more ...

We’re touring WA to bust cancer myths

Everyone's heard a cancer myth, but what's true and what's false? more ...

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: get to know the symptoms

Ovarian cancer is most common in women over the age of 50. more ...

Grand Getaway Lottery tickets on sale NOW!

CARS OR CASH - which will you choose? more ...

The busy people’s guide to pantry essentials

When life happens, it’s great to have some long-life pantry staples on hand to whip up a quick meal. more ...

Every minute, every hour, every day since 1958

Celebrating our 60th Anniversary more ...

Number of Australians living with or beyond cancer to surge 72% by 2040

1 in 18 Australians will have a personal history of cancer more ...

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea School Competition

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea 25th Birthday School Creative Competition! more ...

Taking action for reconcilation

Cancer death rates are 30 per cent higher for Aboriginal people than other Australians. In some remote areas, that rate is as high as 65 per cent. We desperately need to close this gap. more ...

Breakfast fundraiser dates back 20 years!

Guest Blog: Andrew Davey tells us the inspiration behind his breaky fundraiser which celebrates 20 years! more ...

Bark back against cancer!

Move your paws for a great cause! more ...

Kickstart the school year with a full and healthy lunch box

Our Schools Nutrition Coordinator, Shannon, shares her top 10 healthy lunch box tips! more ...

Toodyay District High School - part of the SunSmart Generation!

Toodyay District High School has implemented a comprehensive sun protection policy! more ...

How to use our free SunSmart app

Our free SunSmart app lets you know when you need sun protection and provides up-to-date weather info powered by the Bureau of Meteorology, so it's the only weather app you'll ever need! more ...

Mixed SunSmart report card for WA primary schools

The results of our 2017 National Primary School SunSmart Survey are in! more ...

Not sure how to read food labels?

Check out our easy guide! more ...

Synergy Busy Bee

The Synergy Commercial team recently joined us for a Busy Bee Corporate Volunteering day! more ...

Daniel makes smoking history

“Picking up my first cigarette was one of the worst choices I've ever made…” more ...

What is Life Now?

Find out more about our Life Now program! more ...

What we’ve learnt in 20 years of SunSmart Schools

For the first time, skin cancer rates are falling for Australians under the age of 40. more ...

Explainer: how does sunscreen work, what is SPF and can I still tan with it on?

Sunscreen use not only reduces the risk of skin cancer and sunburn, it also reduces the ageing effect of the sun. more ...

Physical Activity: Something is better than nothing and more is better than less

Our Nutrition and Physical Activity Manager, Steve Pratt, explains why every little bit counts. more ...

Vitamin D and sun protection – finding the right balance

UV radiation is the best source of vitamin D, but it is also the major cause of skin cancer. more ...

6 ways to set up healthy summer holiday habits for kids

With only 1 in 6 WA Kids eating enough vegies, it's crucial to maintain healthy eating habits year round. more ...

5 tips to detox your life

The New Year is a great time to think about changes we can make to lead a healthy lifestyle. more ...

Cancer doesn’t take a Christmas break

Over the holiday period, 97 guests called our Milroy and Crawford Lodges home. more ...