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After Megan's ovarian cancer diagnosis, her friend Rhonda operated

After Megan's ovarian cancer diagnosis, her friend Rhonda operated

Thirty years after becoming childhood friends, Megan was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Rhonda, a gynaecological oncologist and surgeon, stepped up to operate.

  • by Rosamund Burton

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The problem with prostate cancer overdiagnosis
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The problem with prostate cancer overdiagnosis

New research has shown the lifetime risk of Australian men being overdiagnosed and undergoing unnecessary treatment has spiked.

  • by Lucy Stone
How two MPs' breast cancer experiences have shaped Labor's policies
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How two MPs' breast cancer experiences have shaped Labor's policies

It was a sunny Friday afternoon when Sophie Cotsis found out she might have breast cancer. She had the "most traumatic and terrifying weekend".

  • by Esther Han
'I'm going to fight this': Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has pancreatic cancer

'I'm going to fight this': Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has pancreatic cancer

"I plan to beat the low-survival-rate statistics for this disease. Truth told, I have to ... I have to host Jeopardy! for three more years," Trebek joked.

  • by Sonia Rao
Olivia Newton-John's latest challenge with stage four cancer
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Olivia Newton-John's latest challenge with stage four cancer

The Australian star, 70, spoke about the upset false tabloid rumours about her death had caused.

  • by Amy Croffey
Law firm lashes chief health officer's report on cancer in Bellarine

Law firm lashes chief health officer's report on cancer in Bellarine

A law firm has taken aim at the chief health officer's investigation into cancer rates in the Bellarine Peninsula.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
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Specialist fees published online in exorbitant out-of-pocket crackdown
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Specialist fees published online in exorbitant out-of-pocket crackdown

Doctors charging patients thousands of dollars out-of-pocket have been put on notice, with the federal government promising to publish their fees for procedures to expose exorbitant billing. 

  • by Kate Aubusson
Senator Eric Abetz's wife dies of cancer
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Senator Eric Abetz's wife dies of cancer

In a statement, Senator Abetz confirmed his wife had succumbed to cancer from which she had been suffering since 2015.

'The best children’s cancer centre in the world' coming to Sydney
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'The best children’s cancer centre in the world' coming to Sydney

Australia’s first Comprehensive Children’s Cancer Centre and a new emergency department will be built in Sydney at a cost of $608m.

  • by Kate Aubusson
Researchers working on screening method to choke off lung cancer
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Researchers working on screening method to choke off lung cancer

Researchers at Prince Charles Hospital are hoping to establish a screening program for lung cancer as effective as the breast screening program

  • by Stuart Layt
Man with terminal illness achieves lifelong commercial radio dream
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Man with terminal illness achieves lifelong commercial radio dream

"For once in my life, I was a little lost for words." 

  • by Broede Carmody