Tag Archives: Cancer Council Australia

Guidelines for Australia’s ‘national cancer’ updated

Australians with keratinocyte (non-melanoma) skin cancers will benefit from the release of new clinical guidelines launched this week, providing the latest advice on prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The long awaited new `Clinical practice guidelines for keratinocyte cancer (basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma)’ commissioned by the federal government’s …

Read More »

Australians urged to #OwnYourTone

The 2019 National Skin Cancer Action Week kicks off on Sunday, November 17 and runs through to Saturday, November 23. It’s an important reminder for all Australians to use sun protection and highlights the significance of early skin cancer detection. According to the Cancer Council Australia more than 2,000 Australians …

Read More »

E-cigarette impacts lead cardiologists to seek ban

New research showing damage to the brain, heart, blood vessels and lungs through e-cigarettes has led cardiologists to call for their ban. The study, published in the European Heart Journal this week, also identifies some of the mechanisms involved, an aspect for which there has been limited information until now. Study …

Read More »

Support for slip, slap, slop, seek, slide

The federal opposition’s plan for an $8.6 million national sun protection awareness campaign would significantly reduce the social and economic costs of skin cancer, according to Cancer Council Australia. Chair of Cancer Council Australia’s Public Health Committee, Anita Dessaix, says Australia is the world’s skin cancer capital, yet this is …

Read More »

NRT safest for pregnant smokers

Expectant women are being strongly advised to try nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) or to consult with a counselling service. Following a new study published in the Medical Journal of Australia about the safety of NRT for pregnant smokers, Cancer Council Australia CEO Professor Sanchia Aranda is reminding women to quit …

Read More »