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Parents with cancer find new support in the Hunter region

A new support service for parents with cancer is being launched by CanTeen in the Hunter Region, thanks to support from the Greater Charitable Foundation. The Family Support Project aims to improve the wellbeing of the entire family when a parent has cancer by focusing on clear communication and stronger family relationships during one of […]

Australians urged to ‘Band Together’ for National Bandanna Day

CanTeen is calling on Australia to ‘Band Together’ for National Bandanna Day on Friday 27 October to help set a new Australian record and show their support for young people experiencing cancer, whether it’s their own or a close family member’s. In Sydney’s Martin Place, supporters will ‘buy and tie’ their CanTeen bandannas and help […]

Cancer care needs to reach ‘far beyond the hospital’ – CanTeen

Effective cancer care needs to reach far beyond the hospital in order to ensure young people’s survival as well as long term health and wellbeing, according to the new Australian Youth Cancer Framework released by CanTeen today. The framework, which was developed in consultation with young people, their families and a wide range of experts, […]

Clinical trials funding will help prevent youth cancer deaths

The funding for clinical trials announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today will help save lives by giving more young cancer patients access to cutting-edge treatment, according to CanTeen CEO Peter Orchard. The organisation has received $5 million to support clinical trials in cancer types with the highest death rates for adolescents and young adults, […]

Life Cycle [OnRoad] 2018

From Bassendean to Busselton by bicycle raising funds for CanTeen!   Saturday 10 March 2018 to Monday 12 March 2018   What started as a challenge between a small group of year 11 friends from Kalamunda Senior High School has now become a 135 cyclist strong annual cycling event. Life Cycle is a unique cycling event where […]

If your cancer can’t be cured

While most young people do survive cancer, the sad truth is that sometimes cancer can’t be cured. Being told that your cancer cannot be cured and that you will die from the disease is probably the hardest thing you and your family will have to deal with. Learning to live with the knowledge that your […]


Some cancer treatments can affect your future fertility, which means your ability to have a baby that is biologically yours (has your genes or DNA). Not all cancers or cancer treatments affect future fertility. It depends on your age, your cancer type and location, the type of treatment you have and how much, and the […]

Family member’s cancer leads to high distress for young people

Young people dealing with a parent or sibling’s cancer are three to six times more likely to face mental health issues like depression and anxiety than their peers, according to CanTeen research published online in Psycho-Oncology today (26 April). The study also found that young people were most in need of more information about their […]

Launceston support hub launched for young people affected by cancer

Youth cancer charity CanTeen is launching a Launceston hub this week (Thursday 23 February) in order to better support young people affected by cancer in northern Tasmania. A specialist CanTeen staff member is now based at the Northern Cancer Support Centre providing emotional and practical support to help 12-25 year-olds cope with the impact that […]

Show your support – National Bandanna Day 2016

It’s National Bandanna Day today (Friday 28 October) and CanTeen is calling on all Australians to show their support for young people living with cancer by buying and wearing a bandanna. CanTeen CEO Peter Orchard said 23,000 young people have their world turned upside down by cancer each year, whether it’s a close family member’s […]