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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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Window tinting and sun protection - does darkening your windows make you safe from UV rays?

Posted by Melissa on 12-12-2012
One of the things many of us don't consider when purchasing a car, is protection for our skin against UV rays.

Plain packaging - now the promise is in the pack

Posted by Jess on 30-11-2012

From 1 December 2012, smokers will be confronted with images of gangrenous feet, tongue tumours, wasted lungs and damaged hearts as Australia’s world-first plain packaging comes into effect.

Let's keep the alcohol industry honest

Posted by Bek on 18-10-2012
Join us in highlighting sneaky alcohol advertising to kids and tweet any examples you find #alcoholfreekids

Being SunSmart has never been more fashionable!

Posted by Cairín on 09-10-2012
It's that time of year again... it's starting to look a lot like summer. For some of us, that means long lazy days at the beach, backyard barbeques on the weekends and general lolling around in pleasant temperatures relaxing and enjoying ourselves.

Seniors Festival - a festive time for cutting your cancer risk

Posted on 05-10-2012
It's a truth universally acknowledged that as we age, our health can take a bit of a beating. Bones start to creak, gravity takes hold of our bodies in ways we never suspected could happen, and, to add insult to injury, our risk of cancer rises.

Finger length ratios and breast cancer risk

Posted by Bek on 26-09-2012

I just photocopied my hands to find out if the difference in the length of your fingers can predict your breast cancer risk?

Sex and cervical cancer

Posted by Amy on 20-09-2012
What does sex have to do with cervical cancer? Actually, it has everything to do with it. Put simply, if you're a woman and you've done it, then you're at risk.

Does lack of sleep increase your cancer risk?

Posted by Laura on 17-09-2012

Recent studies have shown that people suffering from sleeping disorders have increased risk of cancer. 

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people encouraged to reduce risk and live well!

Posted by Martin on 12-09-2012
I think we've all had that moment when you're in a foreign country where you don't speak the language all that well, you've spent the last 36 hours on the bus ride from hell, you're tired, you're hungry, you could really do with a strong latte from Brunetti's, and all you want to know is whether or not this is the place where everybody comes to see UFOs.

Fighting the good fight for healthy kids

Posted by jane on 05-09-2012
Recently, the Federal Government won its case for plain packaging against Big Tobacco. When you're working in public health advocacy it's these infrequent but important victories that keep you going because to be honest, there haven't been a lot of victories of late in regard to obesity policy.

Survey says dads need to eat more fruit and vegies

Posted by Melissa on 31-08-2012
So Father's Day is here, and as no doubt the infomercials will be telling us, it's time to think about what the best gift you can give your dad will be. While some sort of celebrity gym equipment may be the way to go for some dads, we think loving kids out there should think about buying their dad a big box full of healthy fruit and vegetables and find creative ways to get them to eat them.

Good spirits - Cancer Council asks how love, peace and hope help cancer patients?

Posted by Rebecca on 29-08-2012
We all know that feeling happy puts a bounce in your step. But how far can positive psychology really take us when it comes to cancer? It can't beat cancer the way surgery, chemotherapy and radiation can, but does feeling at peace with your situation mean you're more open to positive experiences along the way?

Call for crackdown on "bargain" deals for solarium visits

Posted by Cairín on 08-08-2012

On 13 September, it will be five years since Clare Oliver died from melanoma at just 26 years of age. Clare visited a solarium about 20 times in her early 20s and believed that these visits, combined with excessive sun exposure, contributed to her diagnosis.

Heineken the Greek God of Sport

Posted by Sondra on 31-07-2012
So Father's Day is here, and as no doubt the infomercials will be telling us, it's time to think about what the best gift you can give your dad will be. While some sort of celebrity gym equipment may be the way to go for some dads, we think l

Do nothing about cancer....AND make a difference!

Posted by Cairín on 27-07-2012

Instead of spending endless hours running around parks, swimming laps and mucking around with flour to raise money for cancer, why not take some time to smell the roses? Join the Daffodil Day Non-A-Thon this Friday 24 August by simply clocking off work an hour early and donating that hour’s wage towards cancer research, prevention and support.

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