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The Conversation Series

In this powerful video series, people with cancer, their carers, and healthcare professionals talk openly about their experiences and share the calls to action that every Australian should hear.

The Conversation Series will launch throughout the year. Follow each of our partners social media channels below to keep an eye out for the stories.

What are you
waiting for?

Our message is simple.

COVID-19 has impacted life in so many ways: our family life, our social life, our work life. Many of us are limiting our interactions with others to reduce the risk of contracting the virus.1

But there is growing concern that people who have new or persistent health symptoms may be staying away from their doctor too.2,3

It’s natural to think that – if we have a new symptom – it will probably clear up on its own. That these things can wait.

But that’s not the case with cancer. The earlier cancer is found the better.2,4

Most symptoms are due to something less serious than cancer, but it is always better to be safe than sorry. While cancer is more common as we get older, you can develop cancer at any age.2,5

So, if you have an unusual or persistent symptom…
Don’t wait. Contact your doctor. Get checked.

The New Normal Same Cancer Movement

13 healthcare organisations across Australia have come together with one voice to say: Don’t wait. Contact your doctor. Get checked.
Click on the logos to find out more about each organisation that is part of the New Normal, Same Cancer movement.


our message

The earlier cancer is found the better.2 You can play a part in getting this important message across, loud and clear.

Help us raise awareness of the New Normal Same Cancer campaign by sharing this message with your family, friends and colleagues.

Talk to your doctor

If you are experiencing any symptoms, are due for a screening or test, or if you feel something is wrong, contact your doctor.

Reschedule testing

Book any appointments for testing or screening that you may have delayed and/or missed due to COVID-19.

Share the message on social media

Tell your loved ones to get checked and encourage others to do the same using the hashtag #NewNormalSameCancer

A message from Cancer Australia

“New Normal Same Cancer is a vital message – because as we know, cancer won’t wait. Last year, Cancer Australia analysed evidence that showed a substantial reduction in cancer related services and procedures that occurred from March through until September 2020. As we know, any potential delays in diagnosis and treatment in response to these reductions may lead to more advanced stages of cancer progression and poorer patient outcomes, so we encourage people to see their doctors as usual.”

Cancer Australia’s CEO, Professor Dorothy Keefe


Cancer Australia reports on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and cancer care in Australia.

Contact our team with your story

Has our campaign encouraged you to get symptoms checked out? Has it encouraged you to visit your GP for your annual check-up?
Share your thoughts and become part of the New Normal Same Cancer movement!