Labor is defending its multi-billion-dollar pledge to provide free consultations to cancer patients after criticisms about how much it will help with patients' costs, with the Coalition slamming it as an "irresponsible hoax".
A Federal Court ruling in the United States in favour of a man suffering from cancer has turned the spotlight again to one of the most commonly used global chemicals.
Before his death, Mike Willesee offered viewers a glimpse behind the public mask of his illustrious career — providing an unflinching assessment of his own achievements, failures and challenges, writes Quentin McDermott.
Decades after the Wittenoom mine closed down, millions of tonnes of asbestos tailings remain in the gorge — and traditional owners say they've had enough.
Thousands of people who lived and worked in Wittenoom have died from asbestos-related diseases, but the impact on the Pilbara's Aboriginal people has been disproportionate.
Halouma Pittock has a rare form of cancer and spends $4,500 every three weeks for an immunotherapy drug which is not subsidised by the PBS.
Imagine if the first thing someone asked you when you told them you had lung cancer wasn't about your wellbeing, but if you smoked.
More than 150 Canberrans came to Elizabeth Pickworth's rescue, in an "overwhelming" display of community spirit and human kindness.
Former English cricket captain Andrew Strauss remembers his wife's "loving" nature after the Australian-born actor dies aged 46 amongst her family in Australia, from a rare form of lung cancer.
A type of breast implant popular in Australia is pulled from the market in Europe after being linked to a rare kind of blood cancer, but the local health regulator says existing stock can still be used here.