Castle Medical Centre is hosting Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday the 23rd of May for our staff to raise funds that will make a big difference to those impacted by cancer.
EVERY DOLLAR RAISED THROUGH AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST MORNING TEA HELPS FUND CANCER COUNCIL’S LIFE-SAVING RESEARCH, PREVENTION, SUPPORT PROGRAMS, AND INFORMATION.
Sadly, 1 in 2 Australians are diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85. Cancer is a disease of the body’s cells. Normally cells grow and multiply in a controlled way, however, if something causes a mistake to occur in the cells’ genetic blueprints, this control can be lost. Cancer is the term used to describe collections of these cells, growing and potentially spreading within the body. As cancerous cells can arise from almost any type of tissue cell, cancer actually refers to about 100 different diseases.
Cancer cells that do not spread beyond the immediate area in which they arise are said to be benign i.e. they are not dangerous. If these cells spread into surrounding areas, or to different parts of the body, they are known as malignant – commonly referred to as cancer.
Cancer affects a large number of Australians, both directly and indirectly.
Cancer Council Australia provides credible, up-to-date information about different types of cancer, diagnosis and treatment.
You will also find information about genetic and family history aspects of cancer, help finding a treatment specialist and support for patients, family and carers.
Cancer Council offers a range of services to support anyone affected by cancer. In 2017 they helped thousands of Australians get the support they need answering over 41,000 calls through their 13 11 20 information and support line
They funded more cancer research than any other non-government organisation in Australia. In 2017, thanks to the support of our community, they directed almost $60 million along with their research partners in cancer across Australia.
We know that preventing cancer is one of the most effective ways of creating a cancer free future. The Cancer Council develop programs that encourage and empower people to lead healthier lifestyles to help reduce their cancer risk.
They work with the community to change laws and policies to reduce cancer risks and improve cancer care.