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Rare Cancers Australia
Cancer Information

We understand it may be difficult to find information about a rare cancer, so we've compiled a knowledgebase to help you.

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Emotional Support

No matter what stage you are within your journey, it can be tough. We can help you seek out support networks to help you through this.

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Tools & Resources

There are tools, resources, and services out there that can help you each step of the way. We can help take the pain out of it all.

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Financial Support

Our Patient Treatment Fund can help take the financial worry out of visits to the hospital or pharmacy. We can also offer helpful advice.

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Need to talk to our Patient Support Team?

Everyone and every cancer is different, so we have a friendly team you can chat with about any questions you may have. If they don't have the answers they will definitely know where to look.

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Help a patient

Cancer impacts everyone in the community. The enormity of such a diagnosis is compounded by the uncertainty surrounding rare and less common cancers, and most alarmingly, the lack of affordable treatment options. Read the strories of the patients below, and help someone's child, partner or parent today by making a donation that will go directly to them.

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In February 2023, Joshua, 24 years young, was diagnosed with a rare and very aggressive type of Cancer - NUT CARCINOMA - a rare and aggressive subtype of squamous carcinoma which was found behind his right eye in his sinuses.

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Just as I was settling into retirement with my high school sweetheart and husband Craig, we received some shocking news. The doctor told me I had a rare form of pancreatic cancer, which had spread to my liver.

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We would like you to meet our beautiful mum and energetic grandmother, Maureen. She is the rock of our family, the joy of our present and the promise of our future. She has always guided, supported and loved us unconditionally.

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Hi my name is Nelson Curyer, I am currently 24 years of age, live in Adelaide, Australia and I have an extremely aggressive case of cancer and I am running out of hope without your help.

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"It's a tough journey but I'm a fighter and believe with access to the most current medication I will live many more years"

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Run, skip, BBQ, walk, swim, shave, cycle, or sing to make it fair for Rare! By setting up a fundraising page you are contributing to our work and getting your community in on the act.

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Whether you want to set a personal challenge, participate in a local fun run, or host a small event, every dollar you raise will help make a difference.

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We have partnered with several of Australia's iconic fun runs, marathons and running festivals. Register and participate as a charity superstar for Rare Cancers Australia.

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Rare Cancers Australia brings together leading experts in Canberra each year to talk about the latest developments, trends and issues in cancer care.  At CanForum we discuss the big opportunities and challenges in providing the best care to people diagnosed with cancer, including hearing first-hand from patients about their experiences.

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