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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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Mridula

Today, I come to you as a mother with a plea that weighs heavily on my heart. My name is Mridula, and I with my husband, are at a critical juncture where your support can make all the difference both for us and for the precious future we dream for our daughter.

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Noel

‘You have Cancer’.

The gut-wrenching feeling that came next was overwhelming; I felt worry, shock, and fear all at once. To see my hopes, dreams and plans for the future shatter before my eyes within seconds was unbearable.

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Xavier

Xavier was diagnosed with stage 4 high risk Neuroblastoma at the end of March 2021, when he was just 3.5 years old. Xavier’s mum, Danielle, tells us his story.


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Sophie

My journey with cancer is neither short, nor a simple one, but here’s the overview; In March 2014, at the age of 14 years old I was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma...

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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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Attending a challenge event?

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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Driving change in access, affordability, and quality of care

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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Latest Reports and SubmissionsRights and Roles of Australian Cancer PatientsNational Medicines Policy Submission 
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