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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.

Anonymous
(52 days ago)
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Anonymous
(85 days ago)
$30
Susie Cairns
(92 days ago)
For Dougie, a beautiful man - I miss you already xx
$30
Joanne Partridge
(92 days ago)
For Dougie, a lovely gentleman.
$20
Steph O'May & Al Scanlon
(97 days ago)
In memory of Ian, who never stopped fighting.
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Rae Duniam and John Ross
(101 days ago)
In loving memory of a dear friend, Ian John Folder
$250
Margaret Neilsen
(103 days ago)
In memory of Ian Folder
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Michael
(103 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
(106 days ago)
$15
Janette Moore
(116 days ago)
I heard the word 'treatable' for my leukemia.This is for helping rare cancers to become treatable
$500
Steve And Nikki Savas
(121 days ago)
In Memory of George Varkanis
$50
Tina
(124 days ago)
Let’s cure carcinoid
$500
Mia Foundation
(127 days ago)
What a wonderful person George was - will be missed
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Anonymous
(128 days ago)
$100
Alan Yuille
(152 days ago)
We shall never give up hope
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Judith and Colin Wright
(153 days ago)
In loving of Helen, our kind, generous friend of many years
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Charlotte Brock
(161 days ago)
$100
Louise Maitland
(165 days ago)
$200
Calderazzo family
(166 days ago)
$50
Helen Spencer Hill
(194 days ago)
We live in hope Wayne
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Matt and Lucy Godlee
(199 days ago)
Having lost my father to cancer I can only imagine how sad this is for your family to go through!💕
$100
Anne Morjanoff
(206 days ago)
$50
Kathrin King
(207 days ago)
Love and Blessings
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Susan Rudd
(207 days ago)
Love & Light Susan
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Clara Tine
(210 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(222 days ago)
$30
Sally Adams
(224 days ago)
In memory of Philip King
$500
Anonymous
(226 days ago)
$50
Emily and Rob Scarlett
(228 days ago)
In memory of Phillip King
$50
Shae burrows
(236 days ago)
To my friends and anyone else affected
$100
Edith Seuret
(239 days ago)
$50
Wendy Heness and Damien Roman
(241 days ago)
In memory of Nathan Denzil 1 yr taken by rare cancer.
$100
YINKE LI
(245 days ago)
Be well soon. You can and you will!
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Anonymous
(253 days ago)
$50
Frank Stoss
(253 days ago)
$500
Ellie Donovan
(255 days ago)
All patients deserve access to treatment no matter the type of cancer Xx
$100
Andrew Clacher
(259 days ago)
Please write to your Federal MP and tell them rare cancer patients have lived in the shadows to long
$30
Jigga
(259 days ago)
Rest In Peace my friend. Til we meet again x
$100
Caroline
(261 days ago)
Rare cancers need just as much support as the more common ones.
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Mark
(261 days ago)
$100
Tracey Greenberg
(261 days ago)
It's so important to have funding for research into rare cancers
$30
Anonymous
(261 days ago)
$50
Mary-Ellen
(261 days ago)
$500
Anonymous
(262 days ago)
$250
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