For women like Olivia Humphreys, who lost her mother as a teenager, becoming a parent is a complicated — and at times tortured — process. But it's also surrounded by a firm sense of hope.
Following life-saving throat cancer surgery, leading public figure Robert Manne is now reduced to a loud whisper. But even a whisper is better than silence; a prospect that terrified him and those he loves.
Patients are often frightened to hear the words "palliative care", thinking it means imminent death, and many doctors are scared to use it — but caregivers and patients say it can actually mean a longer and better-quality life.
Health memes in your Facebook feed may seem helpful, but spreading bogus claims can hurt vulnerable people. Just ask Tanya Ha.
My story won't be the one about the woman who "beat" cancer, perhaps because there's no one tumour site, perhaps because I don't want a fight on my hands — things are tough enough, writes ABC journalist Barbara Miller.
John Grayson has given up fighting with his super fund and insurance company. Instead he has decided to focus on the time he has left alive.
For a long time, the advice has been to rest and avoid physical activity. We now know every cancer patient should be prescribed exercise — even after their treatment has finished. Here's how to get started.
Oncologists say thousands of cancer patients are either missing out on medication or being forced to spend large portions of their savings on potentially life-saving treatments because of gaps in the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
Australian researchers call for a radical rethink about how patients are told they have cancer, suggesting the word "cancer" be dropped from low-risk diagnoses as it causes unnecessary angst for patients.