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Cancer is Cancer

Cancer is Cancer

Together with global advertising group J. Walter Thompson, RCA has created this video highlighting the disparity between treatments available for people with Rare and Less Common (RLC) cancers and those with common cancers. 

Cancer does not discriminate against race, age or religion, and RCA insists that rare cancer patients should be afforded the same level of access to affordable treatment options as common cancer patients.

Rare and less common cancers make up 30% of all cancer diagnosis, yet they account for 50% of all deaths. Each year 52,000 Aussies are diagnosed with a RLC cancer and sadly 25,000 Australians die within five years.

The video, filmed at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse cancer hospital, features a series of RLC patients at various stages of their cancer treatment and journey to raise awareness and educate Australians on the ongoing hurdles patients living with a rare cancer face.  The new footage provides insight into the lives of five Australians whose lives have been affected by RLC cancers, including a six-year-old diagnosed with Retinoblastoma, Australian Paralympic gold medallist Kelly Cartwright OAM who was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma as a teenager, a 43 year old mum living with rare cancer NSCLC Ros 1, a 17-year-old diagnosed with Rhabdomyoscarcoma, and a gentleman in his 80s living with merkel cell carcinoma.

It really shouldn't matter what cancer you get. Cancer is cancer.

Gabrielle Day
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Anonymous
(202 days ago)
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Anonymous
(235 days ago)
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Susie Cairns
(242 days ago)
For Dougie, a beautiful man - I miss you already xx
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Joanne Partridge
(242 days ago)
For Dougie, a lovely gentleman.
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Steph O'May & Al Scanlon
(247 days ago)
In memory of Ian, who never stopped fighting.
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Rae Duniam and John Ross
(252 days ago)
In loving memory of a dear friend, Ian John Folder
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Margaret Neilsen
(253 days ago)
In memory of Ian Folder
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Michael
(253 days ago)
Our friend Ian and my mother-in-law both died from a very rare cancer, bile duct cancer.
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Anonymous
(256 days ago)
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Janette Moore
(267 days ago)
I heard the word 'treatable' for my leukemia.This is for helping rare cancers to become treatable
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Steve And Nikki Savas
(271 days ago)
In Memory of George Varkanis
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Tina
(274 days ago)
Let’s cure carcinoid
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Mia Foundation
(278 days ago)
What a wonderful person George was - will be missed
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Anonymous
(278 days ago)
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Alan Yuille
(302 days ago)
We shall never give up hope
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Judith and Colin Wright
(303 days ago)
In loving of Helen, our kind, generous friend of many years
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Charlotte Brock
(312 days ago)
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Louise Maitland
(316 days ago)
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Calderazzo family
(316 days ago)
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Helen Spencer Hill
(344 days ago)
We live in hope Wayne
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Matt and Lucy Godlee
(350 days ago)
Having lost my father to cancer I can only imagine how sad this is for your family to go through!💕
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Anne Morjanoff
(357 days ago)
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Kathrin King
(357 days ago)
Love and Blessings
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Susan Rudd
(357 days ago)
Love & Light Susan
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Clara Tine
(360 days ago)
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Anonymous
(372 days ago)
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Sally Adams
(375 days ago)
In memory of Philip King
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Anonymous
(377 days ago)
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Emily and Rob Scarlett
(378 days ago)
In memory of Phillip King
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Shae burrows
(387 days ago)
To my friends and anyone else affected
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Edith Seuret
(389 days ago)
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Wendy Heness and Damien Roman
(391 days ago)
In memory of Nathan Denzil 1 yr taken by rare cancer.
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YINKE LI
(396 days ago)
Be well soon. You can and you will!
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Anonymous
(403 days ago)
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Frank Stoss
(403 days ago)
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Ellie Donovan
(405 days ago)
All patients deserve access to treatment no matter the type of cancer Xx
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Andrew Clacher
(409 days ago)
Please write to your Federal MP and tell them rare cancer patients have lived in the shadows to long
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Jigga
(410 days ago)
Rest In Peace my friend. Til we meet again x
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Caroline
(411 days ago)
Rare cancers need just as much support as the more common ones.
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Mark
(411 days ago)
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Tracey Greenberg
(411 days ago)
It's so important to have funding for research into rare cancers
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Anonymous
(411 days ago)
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Mary-Ellen
(411 days ago)
$500
Anonymous
(412 days ago)
$250
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