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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.

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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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"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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Johnathon Bentancourt

On September 4, 2019 I was celebrating my 23rd birthday, mum by my side having a biopsy of my neck at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. That last visit to the RMH a doctor who's name I don't remember probably saved my life.

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Zane West

Zane is 8 years young and on Christmas Eve 2019, our world was shattered after learning that our loving, vibrant and energetic boy has a rare and aggressive brain tumour.

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Karen Oates

49 year old Karen is a devoted wife to Matt and the mother of nine-year-old Jacob and 11-year-old Zoe. On Boxing Day 2018, she was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the cervix.

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Angela Pershouse

After months of gruelling chemo and surgeries, Angela was eventually given the all clear. Only to have her breast cancer return, except this time it is terminal. With no options left in Australia Angela is now seeking alternative options overseas.

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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 2020

March 19 - 20 - Ride: Parliament House (Canberra) to Thredbo
March 21- Hike: Mount Kosciuszko, Thredbo

Ride, hike or do both.

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

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