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Health

Simple Blood Test Can Detect Deadly Eye Melanoma

2 min read

While melanoma is a type of cancer that develops in the cells that produce melanin, like the pigment that gives your skin its colour, it can also develop in eyes.

TV

TV

'Jeopardy' Host Fights Back Tears Following Contestant's Final Tribute

2 min read

Alex Trebek fought back tears after a contestant used his Final Jeopardy answer to deliver a sweet message to the host.

Health

Health

Cervical Cancer Survivor's Plea For Women To Get Tested

5 min read

Emma Micallef was young, healthy and just weeks away from meeting her baby boy when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016.

Katherine Kalk

Katherine Kalk

Jono Coleman: My Cancer’s Back, But I’m Very Positive About The New Treatment

9 min read

Jono Coleman has a message for men: don't stick your head in the sand.

World

World

New Test Can Diagnose Breast Cancer Five Years Before Symptoms Present

2 min read

A simple blood test could detect breast cancer up to five years before any clinical signs of the disease.

National

National

Finishing Year 12 With Cancer: How Students Cope When Study Isn’t Their Only Stress

6 min read

Year 12 is one of the toughest life tests a teen will experience, but for Melbourne student Amir Khoshbin he faced it on top of a cancer battle and meeting his mum for the first time - here's his remarkable story.

Inspiration

Inspiration

Op Shop Auctioning Giant 'Beer Throne' Made From Emu Export Cans

1 min read

A throne of arguably Western Australia’s greatest export – Emu Export – is up for auction, after the masterpiece was built by a group of blokes for their mate who was battling cancer.

National

National

Cancer Patient's 'Disgusting' Treatment By Commonwealth Bank After Alleged ATM Bungle

4 min read

A young mum fighting bladder cancer said she was made to feel "like a thief" after an ATM allegedly swallowed $1400 she needed for chemotherapy, and she claims her bank did little to help her.

National

National

Turns Out 'Slip, Slop, Slap' Saved A Bunch Of Lives

2 min read

It's one of Australia's most well-known public health campaigns, and now there's evidence to suggest the SunSmart program has contributed to a reduction in melanoma among young Australians.

National

National

Olivia Newton-John Wants More People To Have Access To Medical Cannabis

2 min read

Olivia Newton-John thinks Australia is "on its way" to making medicinal cannabis available to those who need it thanks to a $3 million research pledge from the federal government.

Health

Health

Should Cigarettes Themselves Carry Health Warnings?

4 min read

Health researchers want cigarettes to carry individual warnings as graphic images of black lungs, plaque-filled arteries, rotten teeth and cancerous mouths no longer shock Aussies into quitting.

World

World

Men With Fertility Issues Have An Increased Risk Of Prostate Cancer

2 min read

Men who have had fertility treatment are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer later in life, a new study has found.

Jay Allen

Jay Allen

I Almost Died. Then I Walked 4000km So No One Else Has To Follow In My Footsteps.

6 min read

During the last six months of 2007, my life was going really well.

World

World

Beauty Blogger Suffering Migraine Told She Has Weeks To Live

2 min read

Samantha Last, 49, woke up with a "splitting" headache, hours later she was diagnosed with a rare type of aggressive brain cancer.

10 News First

10 News First

After The Death Of Their Son, A Family Is Raising Funds For Rare Cancer Research

2 min read

A family who had its world turned upside down when they found out their son had an aggressive form of brain cancer is fighting to change the future for other children.

National

National

'Not A Finished Issue': Almost 700 More People Die From Mesothelioma

3 min read

Asbestos has been banned in Australia for almost two decades, but its devastating effects are still being felt.

National

National

'He Then Realised What He Said': Ivan Milat's Accidental Confession

3 min read

When news broke that Ivan Milat has terminal oesophageal cancer, many hoped the serial killer would finally confess to murdering seven backpackers in the 1990s.

National

National

Woman Refused Bowel Cancer Test After Discovering She Was Pregnant

3 min read

A Melbourne woman has spoken out about being refused a test for bowel cancer because she was pregnant.

Inspiration

Inspiration

5 Things Marie Kondo May Want You To Hold Onto

2 min read

The Queen of Tidying Up had us all deep-diving into the things we own and whether they spark joy – and ridding our homes of anything that didn’t.

Health

Health

8 Simple Ways To Avoid One Of The Deadliest Types Of Cancer

3 min read

If you don’t know someone who’s been affected by cancer, you’re sadly - in the minority.

The Project

The Project

A Fighter To The End: Jarrod Lyle's Wife Opens Up, A Year On From His Death

2 min read

Jarrod Lyle was a fighter, who had his wife and young daughters Lusi and Jemma by his side until his death. 

National

National

Cancer Treatment Fast-Tracked By New App For Medical Trials

2 min read

A new app can connect doctors and patients to ground-breaking medical trials in seconds, putting people with complex health at the forefront of cutting-edge research.

National

National

Victorian Mother First To End Her Life Under Assisted Dying Laws

2 min read

A mother-of-three has become the first person in Victoria to end her life under the state's new voluntary assisted dying laws.

News

News

Woman Makes 'Doggy Bucket List' For Dying Beagle

2 min read

Daisy is battling lymphoma, fluid on her lungs and a heart murmur -- but her human is on a mission to ensure she ends her life happy.

National

National

How A Mother's Intuition Led To A Life-Changing Discovery

6 min read

Little Kane Ransom could climb before he could walk. When the active three-year-old started complaining of sore legs, it seemed in-line with a typically active toddler.

The Project

The Project

Tom Long Opens Up On Life-Or-Death Battle With Blood Cancer

1 min read

Aussie actor Tom Long was in the fight of his life, quickly running out of options to cure his worsening blood cancer.

Health

Health

Peter Got A Gift In The Mail But Ignored It, Then The Stomach Cramps Started

3 min read

When you turn 90, the Prime Minister sends you a little note – you know, to say congratulations for making it that far unscathed, that sort of thing.

Politics

Politics

'Life Can Be Fragile': MP Reveals Cancer Diagnosis In Moving Speech

2 min read

A new Labor MP has delivered a moving call to Australians to check themselves for cancer, as she spoke of her ongoing fight with the disease. 

News

News

Here Are The Final Few Places You Can Legally Smoke In Australia

4 min read

Another major council has banned smoking in the city, leaving those Aussies yet to kick the habit stranded for a place to light up. So where can you still smoke in this country?

News

News

After 7 Kids Get Cancer, Chemical In City's Water Scrutinised

4 min read

Parents in one community are fighting for answers after at least seven children were diagnosed with cancer in the past four years.

National

National

'Why I Had My Breast Implants Removed' Before Ban Proposed By TGA

4 min read

A NSW mother is glad she chose to have her breast implants removed, weeks before the country's medical device watchdog announced a proposed ban on some textured implants because of the links to a rare cancer. 

National

National

'I Had No Symptoms But There Was A Tumour Growing Inside Me'

3 min read

Almost a third of Australian women are putting off a potentially life-saving cervical cancer screening because they're embarrassed or feel awkward, new research has found.

Sarah Megginson

Sarah Megginson

The Two Words You Should Never Say To Someone Who Is Grieving

4 min read

Slowly, subtly, so gradually at first that we barely noticed, my dad began wasting away.

Entertainment

Entertainment

Netflix To Cut Down On People Smoking In Shows After 'Stranger Things' Outcry

2 min read

Tobacco featured in every episode of 'Stranger Things' first two seasons, and Netflix has caved to pressure to change how smoking is shown in its programs.

Science

Science

Researchers Find Way To Make Cancer Cells 'Self-Destruct'

1 min read

A new hope for cancer treatment is alive after scientists identified a new way for cancerous tumours to over-stress and self-destruct.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Beth Chapman, Wife Of Dog The Bounty Hunter, Dead At 51

2 min read

The reality star lost her battle with cancer just days after being placed in a medically-induced coma.

News

News

Wrong Side of Patient's Bowel Removed In Botched Operation Under Investigation

1 min read

A cancer patient has been forced to undergo corrective surgery after surgeons at Sydney's Northern Beaches Hospital removed the wrong side of his bowel.

Celebrity

Celebrity

'Dog The Bounty Hunter' Star Beth Chapman In Medically-Induced Coma

1 min read

Beth Chapman, star of the series named after her husband 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' has been placed in a medically-induced coma according to several reports.

Music

Music

Megadeth Frontman Dave Mustaine Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

1 min read

Megadeth's frontman Dave Mustaine has revealed he has been diagnosed with throat cancer.

News

News

The Special Playgroup Giving Sick Kids A Germ-Free Place To Play And Learn

2 min read

The group was started by an Adelaide mother who wanted a place for her daughter, who suffers leukemia, to be able to learn and socialise.

Melbourne

Melbourne

Cancer-Battling Mum Marries Childhood Sweetheart From Hospital Bed

1 min read

Saying “I do” is a precious moment in time. For one Melbourne woman, it was time she almost didn’t have.

Health

Health

'Don't Take Your Health For Granted': When Bowel Cancer Hits At 33

4 min read

Samuel Fitzpatrick might feel the healthiest he's ever been, but there was a time he feared he wouldn't be there for his little girl.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Alex Trebek Shares 'Mind-Boggling' Cancer Update

1 min read

The game show host has given fans an update on his condition.

World

World

Graeme's Eye Was Watery For Months, He Never Expected What Came Next

2 min read

Graeme Heward went to the doctor with a watery eye. They initially believed he had dry eyes or a blocked tear duct, but after further testing, they found something much more sinister.

National

National

The 'Explant' Trend: When Bigger Isn't Necessarily Better

5 min read

In 2019, cosmetic work is as normalised and accessible as it’s ever been.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Two Weeks Left: Ivan Milat’s Nephew Says No Deathbed Confession

2 min read

When Australia’s notorious backpacker killer Ivan Milat takes his final breath, he will die insisting he is an innocent man, his nephew said.

News

News

Common Weed Killer Linked To Cancer In $2.9 Billion Trial

3 min read

Pharmaceutical company Bayer was ordered to pay $2.9 billion ($US 2 billion) to a US couple after claims that 30 years of using the weed killer 'Roundup' caused them to develop cancer.

Crime

Crime

Belle Gibson Arrives At Court To Explain Unpaid Fine

1 min read

Belle Gibson is fronting court to explain why she's failed to pay $410,000 after being handed the fine in 2017.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Olivia Newton-John Seems To Be Selling Up With Latest Property Listed For $7.7 Million

2 min read

Olivia Newton-John has listed her Californian ranch for sale as she battles cancer for the third time.

News

News

The Deadly Skin Cancer Most Of Us Don't Even Know Exists

2 min read

A beauty queen thought the dark mark on her thumb was just a small bruise but it turned out to be a deadly melanoma.

National

National

Facebook Bans Breast Cancer Ad For Violating Nudity Policy

2 min read

Facebook has come under fire after an advertising campaign raising awareness for Breast Cancer was banned from the platform.

Views

Views

My Story Will Make You Run And Check Your Nuts

6 min read

It was about 4 pm on Friday October 20, 2017.

National

National

When Winning The 'Bone Marrow Lottery' Is The Only Way To Survive

2 min read

Why aren't more Australians signing up to this life-saving registry?

Health

Health

Study Links Skipping Eyelids With Increased Cancer Risk

2 min read

A UK study has found that neglecting to apply moisturisers containing SPF to the area around the eye may increase people's risk of skin cancer.

TV

TV

Jane Fonda Opened Up About Battles With Cancer

1 min read

In a recent interview with British Vogue, the iconic actor was very candid when it came to her health.

Good News

Good News

The Chocolate You Can Taste Through Your Memories

1 min read

Spanish chef Jordi Roca is bringing back a bit of sweetness into the lives of those with an impaired sense of taste, with a chocolate that people experience through memories.

Health

Health

A Bottle Of Wine A Week Has The Same Cancer Risk As 10 Cigarettes

2 min read

A new study claims that drinking a bottle of wine a week has the same lifetime cancer risk for women as smoking 10 cigarettes.

News

News

School Grants Father's Dying Wish To See His Daughter Graduate

1 min read

Given just days to live after being diagnosed with stage four cancer, Mark Patterson's final wish was to see his little girl graduate high school.

The Project

The Project

SeaChange Star's Fight For His Life

2 min read

Tom Long graced our screens for years in iconic roles, but in recent years the actor has been battling for his life.

Health

Health

'I Did Cartwheels': The 'Cancer-Melting' Drug Offering Older Leukaemia Patients Hope

1 min read

A new cancer drug which effectively melts away leukaemia is offering older patients renewed hope.

National

National

Weed-Killer Linked To Another Cancer Case Sparks Fresh Calls For Review

4 min read

Australia's peak cancer body has renewed its calls for a national review into popular weedkiller Roundup after it was linked to another case of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woman Turns Down Proposal Because It Was Done In A Hotel Room

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

TV

TV

‘Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek Reveals Stage 4 Cancer Diagnosis

2 min read

Longtime 'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek has revealed that he has been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

National

National

Aussie Cancer Survivor To Tackle Astonishing Cycling Challenge

3 min read

Beating cancer or surviving an horrific car crash just aren't big enough hurdles for some people.

Good News

Good News

Thousands Queue In The Rain To Save Five-Year-Old Boy From Leukaemia

1 min read

Oscar Saxelby-Lee is in a race against time to find a life-saving stem cell donor, battling an aggressive form of leukaemia.

Health

Health

Those Carrying Redhead Gene At Higher Risk Of Skin Cancer

4 min read

People with red hair and multiple moles are being warned of their increased likelihood of developing potentially deadly melanoma.

Health

Health

'Heartbreaking': Two-Year-Old Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer

2 min read

Several huge tumours have been discovered inside the body of a young girl, including one of 14 centimetres on her ovary.

National

National

Aussie Firefighter Loses Son, Back Battling Bushfire The Next Day

1 min read

Ray Wright has been battling blazes for 33 years. It was a passion his son, Michael, inherited.

News

News

Veteran TV Journalist Mike Willesee Has Died

2 min read

Respected journalist Mike Willesee has passed away at the age of 76 after a three-year battle with cancer.

Health

Health

Science Says Cervical Cancer Could Be Eliminated By 2100

4 min read

Cervical cancer could potentially be eliminated as a major public health threat in the majority of the world by the end of this century, a new study says.

News

News

Graphic New Ad Warns Of Link Between Alcohol and Cancer

2 min read

Drinking alcohol is giving more than 3,200 Aussies cancer each year and a new ad is aimed at showing the realities of what alcohol actually does to your body.

News

News

Why Sharks Are Here To Cure You Not Kill You

2 min read

The great white shark, one of the most fearsome predators in the world’s oceans in both fact and fiction, is a formidable creature — right down to its genes.

National

National

Seemingly Healthy Six Year Old's Dental Pain Found To Be Leukaemia

2 min read

When Hunter's family noticed a lump on her jaw in the latter half of 2018, they took her to see a doctor.

World

World

Six-Year-Old Girl With Incurable Cancer Becomes Honorary Police Officer

1 min read

“I now and forever promise to keep fighting the bad guys until all my cancer’s gone,” said Abigail Arias as she was sworn in as an honorary police officer.

Celebrity

Celebrity

'Scrubs' Star Sam Lloyd Diagnosed With Cancer

1 min read

Friends and family of the star -- who is best known for playing lawyer Ted on Scrubs -- have created a GoFundMe to help to assist Lloyd with medical costs.

News

News

Would You Want To Know How You Could Die?

1 min read

Genetic testing could potentially predict how and when you’ll die, but would you want to know?

Health

Health

You May Want To Look At How Much Sunscreen You're Using

3 min read

If you're not applying sunscreen every time you walk out the door, then you're actually not using it correctly.

Health

Health

Meet The Fashion Model Who Poses With Her Ostomy Bags To Inspire Others

2 min read

Growing up with ostomy bags in Baltimore, Maryland, fashion model Jearlean Taylor wasn't sure she would be able to pursue her dreams.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Billy Connolly Says His Life Is 'Slipping Away' And He's 'Near The End'

2 min read

Legendary actor and comedian Billy Connolly spoke about his health, telling a documentary that he can feel his life "slipping away".

Celebrity

Celebrity

Olivia Newton-John Shuts Down Rumours On Her Health

1 min read

In response to the stories that she is at death's door, Olivia Newton-John has appeared in a video to put the rumours to rest.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Olivia Newton-John's Family Break Silence On Health Rumours

1 min read

After reports began to surface that Olivia Newton-John was close to death, members of her family have come forward to set the record straight.

Good News

Good News

The 'Miracle' Boy Who Fought Childhood Cancer And Won

3 min read

Jullian Adoncello is a fighter.

World

World

Girl's Brain Tumor Disappears In Medical Mystery

1 min read

When 11-year-old Roxli Doss was diagnosed with what appeared to be a rare, inoperable brain tumor in June, she faced it with courage.

National

National

Breakthrough Treatment Means Sick Pups Live Longer And Suffer Less

4 min read

An Australian team is leading the way in using radiation therapy, previously only available to humans, to treat cancers in our furry friends.

World

World

Toddler Needs Rarest Blood In The World To Fight Cancer

1 min read

There is a worldwide search underway to find a matching donor for a 2-year-old Florida girl with some of the rarest blood in the world who is also battling cancer.

National

National

Test Breakthrough Could See Cancer Diagnosed In Minutes

1 min read

Cancer patients could soon be diagnosed within ten minutes thanks to a simple new blood and tissue test.

Good News

Good News

'Life-Saver' Husky Detects Owner's Cancer Three Times

2 min read

We do not deserve dogs.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Real Life 'Planet Of The Apes' Has More Monkeys Than Ever

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Nicola Heath

Nicola Heath

'Tis The Season To Talk About Poo

5 min read

It’s a conversation that can save lives.

Health

Health

The Ball-Checking Booth Testing For Cancer Without Any Awkward Eye Contact

2 min read

In the Venn diagram of life, there's a little spot where "things that are awkward" and "things that are really important" overlap. Getting checked for testicular cancer sits in that space.

Health

Health

'I Felt Empowered': Helping Cancer Patients Take Back Control

4 min read

Caitlin Delaney's cancer journey was aided -- to her surprise -- by the power of exercise, massage and other complementary therapies. And she's not alone.

Julie Pearce

Julie Pearce

My Husband's Brave Battle With An Incurable Disease

7 min read

At the start of last year, my husband Michael and I should have been looking forward to exciting new plans ahead.

Mat Whitehead

Mat Whitehead

Why This 'Mo Is Doing Movember

2 min read

It feels really strange to try and describe this to you, but a few weeks ago I celebrated the first anniversary of the day I was diagnosed with testicular cancer.

National

National

'Show Compassion': Absestos-Related Cancer Sufferers Plead For Govt Help As Costs Mount

3 min read

Graham Clarke is dying.

National

National

Men's Health Crisis: Half Of Aussie Guys Will Get Cancer Before 85

3 min read

When Jonathan Coleman was told he had prostate cancer it didn't feel real.

National

National

Cut The Sugar And Cut The Cancer Risk

1 min read

A graphic new ad campaign has been launched to show the links between obesity and 13 types of cancer.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Wentworth By-Election And Royals Back In Sydney

5 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

National

National

Blood Test Could Save Thousands From Unnecessary Chemo

1 min read

Cancer patients could be spared chemotherapy and its debilitating side effects, thanks to a new blood test.

Health

Health

'Breakthrough' Leukaemia Treatment Could Be A One-Shot Cure

2 min read

Right now, at least two Australian families with children battling life-threatening leukeamia have packed up their lives for a new and possibly life-saving treatment overseas. 

National

National

Feel Yourself: Dense Breasts Increase Chance Of Cancer

3 min read

Dense breasts increases the likelihood of breast cancer by a staggering four to five times, but screeners are under no obligation to tell patients.