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A place to learn

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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Someone to listen

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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Things you'll need

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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Less money stress

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

Free advice

Need to talk to our Patient Care 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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Radio Rare

Radio Rare is a podcast that shares the stories of those in and around the rare and less common cancer community.

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Cindy Bakos & Cassandra Howcroft, making fitness fun for kids

In this weeks episode, we sit down and talk with Cindy Bakos and Cassandra Howcroft and explore why it’s so important for children living with a cancer diagnosis to stay active, and how parents can make it fun, together. 

Cindy and Cass are two mums at the front of the exercise as medicine movement, with their organisation, Little Big Steps, making paediatric oncology wards just a little more active! Find out how on this episode of Radio Rare!

"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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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 2016 Eva was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer when she was 36. Unfortunately, the cancer recurred in 2018 less than a year after Eva finished treatment. It has now spread to innumerable bones and her liver.

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My name is Alex Ung, I am 34 years old. I am married with 3 children. I am the main income earner, my wife does not work. I have never been sick or hospitalised before, this is my first time.

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Srividya a 36-year-old mother was diagnosed with Stage 3C advanced ovarian cancer in September of 2020. Her ongoing treatment to keep the cancer at bay not covered under the PBS and totals around $7,500 AUD per month to purchase.

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In July 2020 Mark developed back pain and abdominal cramps, which prompted a visit to his GP. After going for a CT scan he was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer.

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What we do to help

Rare Cancers Australia (RCA) is determined to increase awareness, highlight the need for further research and initiate policy discussion and action to improve the lives and outcomes of all Australians living with a rare or less common cancer. RCA is currently working with government, clinicians and industry for change.

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Kosi Challenge

Join us for the climb from Thredbo the summit of Mt Kosciuszko on Saturday 13th March 2021.

Take in some of Australia’s most stunning alpine countryside and help raise awareness and funds for Australians diagnosed with a rare and less common cancer.

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