Campaigns & events

Cancer Australia's campaigns and events raise awareness of important cancer initiatives.

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

February

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is held in February each year to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and to highlight issues facing those diagnosed and their partners and families.

Each year in Australia about 1550 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. More than two-thirds of women are diagnosed at an advanced stage, where the cancer has spread and is difficult to treat successfully.

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World Cancer Day

February

The World Cancer Day 2016-2018 theme, ‘We Can. I Can.’ explores how everyone - together or individually - can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.

Just as cancer affects everyone in different ways, everyone has the power to take action to reduce the impact of the disease on individuals, families and communities.

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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

June

Bowel cancer is a commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia; however, it is potentially one of the most preventable cancers through the early detection of abnormalities from screening.

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Pink Ribbon Breakfast

October

The Pink Ribbon Breakfast is held every year on Pink Ribbon Day during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The Breakfast offers an opportunity for Cancer Australia to raise awareness in improving the outcomes for those affected by breast cancer, connect with key breast cancer stakeholders, inform the community of new insights into key breast cancer issues, gaps, advances in research and launch major initiatives.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October

Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, provides an opportunity for us all to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our community.

Take the time this month to find out what you need to know about breast awareness and share this important information with your family, friends and colleagues.

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November

Lung Cancer Awareness Month takes place in November each year. During the month a range of activities take place to update the community on key lung cancer message and Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Australia, with an estimated 8,100 people dying from the disease in 2010.

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