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Cancer Doesn't Discriminate | Australian Celebrities With Cancer

June 29th, 2018 |
Awareness & Education

by YouCanHQ | Supporter: All Cancers   

We all know that cancer doesn't discriminate. It doesn't care how young, old, rich or poor you are...or if you are a celebrity. Whether famous or not, we hope everyone on this list knows that they are not alone. Read more to learn more about Aussies who have been affected by cancer and let us know if there's anyone we missed in the comments below.

Brain Cancer

Johnny Ruffo – Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Actor, and Television presenter

Breast Cancer

Kylie Minogue – Singer

Olivia Newton-John – Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Entrepreneur, Activist

Sally Obermeder – Media Personality and Television Presenter

Cervical Cancer

Sarah Tait – World champion, three-time Olympian and Olympic-medal winning rower

Hodgkin's lymphoma

Delta Goodrem – Singer, Actress, Sony Foundation Ambassador

Tessa James – Actress, Sony Foundation Ambassador


Jarrod Lyle – Professional PGA Tour Golfer

Plasmacytoma Myeloma

Barry Du Bois – Designer, Building expert and TV Personality

Skin Cancer

Hugh Jackman – Basal cell carcinoma | Actor

Jacqui Patterson – Melanoma | Wedding Celebrant/Contestant from Australian Survivor (2017)

Lisa Wilkinson – Melanoma | Journalist and Television Presenter

Shannan Ponton – Melanoma | Personal trainer on the Australian version of The Biggest Loser

Throat Cancer

Mike Willesee – Television Journalist, Interviewer and Presenter

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We’re the people working behind the scenes to make You Can Connect the best it can be for you. We thought we’d make our own profile to introduce ourselves in case you haven’t heard of You Can. Back in 2010, Sony Foundation Australia launched You Can to address a gap in the medical system to support adolescent and young adults with cancer in Australia. We raise funds and build You Can youth cancer centres across the country to provide a space in hospitals that is just for young people to ensure care and support is tailored towards YOU, not children, and not old people, YOU. Feel free to drop us a line, we’d love to hear from you.