Useful Websites for Tasmanians
The websites below provide information on various Cancer Council Tasmania programs and external organisations offering health services for Tasmanians.
Cancer Council Tasmania
Cancer Council Tasmania is Tasmania’s leading, independent, evidence-based cancer organisation and the only one fighting every cancer from every angle.
Quit Tasmania is a program of Cancer Council Tasmania and has been leading efforts in tobacco control since 1995 through prevention, support, research and advocacy programs. Quit aims to eliminate the harms of tobacco by preventing smoking uptake and supporting all Tasmanians who smoke to quit for good.
MyUV provides you with the knowledge and tools to read the UV Index so you can find out how to be SunSmart and make the most of your day.
BreastScreen Tasmania provides screening mammograms to women in Tasmania. A screening mammogram is a low dose X-ray of a woman’s breast. Screening mammograms are performed on women with no breast cancer symptoms, for the purpose of detecting breast cancer at an early stage before it can be felt or noticed.
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program invites eligible people starting at age 50 and continuing to age 74 (without symptoms) to screen for bowel cancer using a free, simple test at home.
National Cervical Cancer Screening Program
More accurate. Less often. In December 2017, the Cervical Screening Test replaced the Pap test in Australia. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. Routine cervical screening is your best protection against cervical cancer. Women will be invited to commence cervical screening from the age of 25 and are encouraged to continue screening every 5 years until age 74. The Cervical Screening Test is expected to protect up to 30% more women.
kNOw Workplace Cancer
kNOw Workplace Cancer is a national occupational cancer project led by a group of experts from around Australia.
Melanoma Tasmania Incorporated
Melanoma Tasmania Incorporated (or Melanoma Tas for short) is a new Tasmanian organisation formed by people who know what it’s like to have or look after someone with melanoma.
Menzies Institute for Medical Research
The Menzies Institute for Medical Research exists to improve human health and well-being by performing excellent basic, clinical and population health research that focuses on the major diseases affecting the Tasmanian community.
Icon Cancer Centre Hobart
As Australia’s largest dedicated provider of private cancer care, we live our vision every day – to deliver the best cancer care possible, as close to home as possible.
Royal Flying Doctor Service
The Royal Flying Doctor Service is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world, providing extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to people over an area of 7.69 million square kilometres.