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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
(64 days ago)
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Anonymous
(265 days ago)
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Anonymous
(298 days ago)
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Susie Cairns
(305 days ago)
For Dougie, a beautiful man - I miss you already xx
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Joanne Partridge
(305 days ago)
For Dougie, a lovely gentleman.
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Steph O'May & Al Scanlon
(310 days ago)
In memory of Ian, who never stopped fighting.
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Rae Duniam and John Ross
(314 days ago)
In loving memory of a dear friend, Ian John Folder
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Margaret Neilsen
(316 days ago)
In memory of Ian Folder
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Michael
(316 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
(319 days ago)
$15
Janette Moore
(329 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
(334 days ago)
In Memory of George Varkanis
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Tina
(337 days ago)
Let’s cure carcinoid
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Mia Foundation
(340 days ago)
What a wonderful person George was - will be missed
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Anonymous
(341 days ago)
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Alan Yuille
(365 days ago)
We shall never give up hope
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Judith and Colin Wright
(366 days ago)
In loving of Helen, our kind, generous friend of many years
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Charlotte Brock
(374 days ago)
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Louise Maitland
(378 days ago)
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Calderazzo family
(379 days ago)
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Helen Spencer Hill
(407 days ago)
We live in hope Wayne
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Matt and Lucy Godlee
(412 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
(419 days ago)
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Kathrin King
(420 days ago)
Love and Blessings
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Susan Rudd
(420 days ago)
Love & Light Susan
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Clara Tine
(423 days ago)
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Anonymous
(435 days ago)
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Sally Adams
(437 days ago)
In memory of Philip King
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Anonymous
(439 days ago)
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Emily and Rob Scarlett
(441 days ago)
In memory of Phillip King
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Shae burrows
(449 days ago)
To my friends and anyone else affected
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Edith Seuret
(452 days ago)
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Wendy Heness and Damien Roman
(454 days ago)
In memory of Nathan Denzil 1 yr taken by rare cancer.
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YINKE LI
(458 days ago)
Be well soon. You can and you will!
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Anonymous
(466 days ago)
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Frank Stoss
(466 days ago)
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Ellie Donovan
(468 days ago)
All patients deserve access to treatment no matter the type of cancer Xx
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Andrew Clacher
(472 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
(472 days ago)
Rest In Peace my friend. Til we meet again x
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Caroline
(474 days ago)
Rare cancers need just as much support as the more common ones.
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Mark
(474 days ago)
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Tracey Greenberg
(474 days ago)
It's so important to have funding for research into rare cancers
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Anonymous
(474 days ago)
$50
Mary-Ellen
(474 days ago)
$500
Anonymous
(475 days ago)
$250
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