One third of cancers can be prevented – and prevention really does work. In fact, Australia is on track to become the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem thanks to the HPV vaccination and the new cervical screening program.
The funds you raise will help Australians reduce their cancer risk by funding more world-leading prevention campaigns like these. This includes encouraging participation in cancer screening programs and providing education on healthy lifestyle choices.
"To me, vaccination is a gift to your child. To live in a country that has innovated to the point where we could potentially eliminate this disease is so exciting but also really motivating.”
– Kirsty was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She had to have her uterus cut in half and was told she may be infertile, but luckily, she was able to have a family.