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From eating broccoli to avoiding hairspray, new findings on what causes or prevents cancer seem to be discovered every day. Cancer Council Victoria's Cancer Prevention team go behind the headlines to dispel the myths.

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New Year's Resolutions to help you beat cancer

Posted by Melissa on 23-12-2011

So it's nearly that time of year again - the New Year. Pretty soon you'll be dragging yourself out of a turkey-induced coma, looking upon your waistline (hoping you can still see your feet) and brushing off the dust of 2011 ready for a brand new year.

Who ever said weight loss was boring? Losing your silly season weight just got exciting

Posted by Amy on 19-12-2011

So we're three weeks into December. What do we call this time of year again?

Food packaging - who do you trust to tell the truth on the label?

Posted by Shona on 09-12-2011

Who would you trust to decide what nutrition information goes on packaged food - public health experts or food industry marketing execs?

Hula your way to healthy!

Posted by Cairín on 07-12-2011

After finishing my second half marathon in three months, I had enough of running.

iheard that x, y and z causes cancer

Posted by Laura on 02-12-2011

There is so much information out there about cancer, can you separate the myth from the fact? In an effort to combat misconceptions Cancer Council has launched a website iheard.com.au. It's here to bust the myths.

Budgeting for bowel cancer; making sense of dollars and cents

Posted by Melissa on 01-12-2011

It's that magical time of the year. In the distance, you hear the sounds of rustling and jingling.  No, it's not Santa's sleigh filled with presents - it's the bean counters inside the Federal Government's vault counting cash in readiness for the Federal Government's pre-budget submissions.

A Royal Affair . . .

Posted by Cairín on 25-11-2011

Yesterday was a very exciting day for SunSmart - we launched our summer campaign in the company of the Premier of Victoria and the Princess of Denmark.

Shying away from anything too risky or risque

Posted by Laura on 16-11-2011

WARNING: this post contains partial nudity and sexually explicit content. That got you reading, right?

Music to our rears - can Mozart help find bowel cancer?

Posted by Melissa on 14-11-2011

Every so often a story comes along that must be blogged about here at CYCR. This latest offering from the Medical Observer is one such article.

A little awkward for a lot of peace of mind

Posted by Amy on 07-11-2011

The great news is that cervical cancer is at an all time low in Australia. The not-so-good news is that only two thirds of women are regularly screening.

A pill to stop bowel cancer?

Posted by Melissa on 03-11-2011

It's good to see bowel cancer has been hitting the headlines over the past week or so - and for all the right reasons. New studies offering hope to either find bowel cancer early or stop it altogether have been reported on.

The bachelor - a potentially deadly way of life

Posted by Laura on 28-10-2011

Can a walk down the aisle and saying ‘I do' really reduce our cancer risk? Norwegian researchers think so after finding that bachelors are twice as likely to die of cancer compared to married men. Their study looked at death rates over a 40 year period, and included over 440,000 men and women diagnosed with cancer.

Keeping abreast of the breast cancer issues

Posted by Melissa on 19-10-2011

October is an important month for us here at Cancer Council - and not just because the mighty Geelong Cats won the AFL grand final on October 1 this year (forgive the gratuitous plug but I'm a very happy fan). It's because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Planning to swap it

Posted by Laura on 11-10-2011

Planning ahead isn't my forte, but I have been somewhat inspired by the announcement of the National 12 week ‘swapping' challenge.

Race Day Survival Guide: A Must Read Guide for All Racegoer's

Posted by Cairín on 07-10-2011

With spring in the air and the Grand Final behind us, non-footy types across the country can be heard exhaling an auditable sigh of relief. The next big thing on everyone's social calendar is the spring racing carnival and following on from that is a seemingly endless line up of festivals and barbeques. In other words, summer's coming!

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