Blog - Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation

Losing my best friend… the ripple effects of cancer

Despite the fantastic news that we’re on track to eliminate cervical cancer in Australia within the next 20 years, almost 45% of Australian women are still not participating in regular cervical screening. You can give now to make a difference.

Save women in Vanuatu

There are little to no treatment options for women with cervical cancer in Vanuatu. Prevention is their only hope for the future.

Being a mother, and having cervical cancer. This Mother’s Day give a little to help a lot.

“All I could think about was my baby girl…” For Marina, a 33-year-old cervical cancer survivor who was diagnosed in 2015, the worst part of cervical cancer wasn’t the diagnosis. It was the thought of leaving her child alone without

Be bold, save women’s lives

For women in Australia, cervical screening is seen as a part of being a woman. But imagine if it wasn’t? If one day you woke up with abdominal pain, unable to get out of bed and support your family, and

One reason you should give to ACCF’s Christmas Appeal

My first trip to Nepal was in 2009 as part of the ACCF’s first Real Life Challenge and this year with the help of ACCF, Sophie and I were able to embark on another journey.This time around we are able

A climb for cervical cancer

Angela was diagnosed with cervical cancer in January 2016 and told us that if she didn’t have a pap test, she would never have known that she had cancer. “It saved my life and I wanted to raise money for

“She fought like Mohammed Ali but devastatingly, cancer was tougher.”

“When you are told by a loved one that they have the big C, you instinctively go into turmoil.” Emotions are running high and as much as you don’t want it to, the first thing that pops in to these

Five reasons you’ll fall in love with Nepal

Around the ACCF office, a large portion of us have been to Nepal. Our office is decorated out with pictures of our work in country and prayer flags from Kathmandu, the Annapurna trail and Nepal’s neighbour Bhutan. As registrations for

Prevent cervical cancer, in a couple of clicks

When Maere Tekanene was diagnosed with cervical cancer in her home country, Kiribati; treatment options were incredibly limited. With support from ACCF, Maere travelled to Australia to receive life-saving treatment. Maere is now the Education Minister in Kiribati and is a

“If it weren’t for cancer, I’d say I had the perfect life. But if it weren’t for cancer, would I even realise this?”

Sam was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2009 when she was 37 years old and had two young children. For Sam, her biggest fear was that cancer would change her relationship with her children who were three and seven at