Cancer doesn’t discriminate. That’s why we’re here to support everyone reduce their cancer risk and get the information and support they need, doing all the things big and small that don’t give cancer a chance.
From making sure our kids are sun-safe at school, working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities to increase screening rates and embedding a culture of diversity and inclusion across our workforce.
We’re here for everyone, for life.
We’re committed to Reconciliation, Diversity & Inclusion
Standing up for regional and rural Australians
We know that people with cancer living outside metropolitan areas experience poorer outcomes compared to people in cities.
1 in 5 people affected by cancer in regional and rural skip appointments because of the huge out of pocket costs involved with travelling to treatment in urban areas.
This is why we have long advocated for action to ensure that everyone in NSW has the same opportunities to access the care they need – regardless of where they live.
In 2022, we celebrated a major Cancer Council NSW advocacy win: The NSW Government agreed to improve financial support for people in regional and rural NSW who need to travel to for healthcare to the tune of $149.5m.
When I had cancer, the financial burden was freaking me out more than the cancer itself.
When I was going through treatment, IPTAAS didn’t help me much. Now, it will make a massive difference for patients.”
Ryan Channells, cancer survivor
Looking into the future
Almost 1 in 2 Australians will be affected by cancer by the age of 85.
Over the next 25 years (2020-2044), our research shows that 4.56m people in Australia will receive a cancer diagnosis.1
All of us are affected in some way – so cancer is personal.
And it takes many hands to take on cancer.
But thanks to your support, our amazing community of volunteers, fundraisers, advocates and champions…
We’re here for all Australians affected by cancer.
Together, we’re here for life.