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One in five breast cancers linked to alcohol [ 100% ]

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New Cancer Council analysis into the link between alcohol and cancer caused a flurry of stories in the media this month. It also resulted in that old chestnut ‘red wine is good for your health' to rear its head. So what's the real story?

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Success story: Jan campaigns for bowel cancer screening [ 87% ]

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Most people aren’t aware that bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer of men and women in Australia. This is why building awareness of screening for bowel cancer is so important. What’s especially tragic about so many people dying from bowel cancer is that in 90 per cent of cases, it can be cured if found in the early stages. Bowel cancer survivor Jan Farrelly shares her story and explains how a simple at-home screening test - and staying active - can help save lives.

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Advocacy: HPV - why the cervical cancer vaccine is a winner [ 87% ]

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Aussie girls aged 12-13 can get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for free at school – so why are less than three quarters getting immunised? Cancer Council is working with the Department of Health to promote the uptake of the vaccine in young girls. Three quick injections and your daughters are protected from four types of the virus that cause around 70 per cent of cervical cancers and 90 per cent of genital warts.

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Advocacy: Sign the declaration for World Cancer Day [ 85% ]

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You can help spread the World Cancer Day message and make a difference by signing the declaration.

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Advocacy: Help to expand the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program [ 84% ]

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Thousands of Australians will die unnecessarily unless the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program is expanded in the 2012-13 federal budget. You can make a difference by contacting your local MP.

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Cancer cost me the ability to speak, now I'm speaking out on tobacco's dangers [ 84% ]

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Neil recently told his story to lend his support for Quit Victoria's new 16 Cancers campaign, which highlights smoking's link to a range of cancers including liver, bowel, kidney, cervical and ovarian.

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Success story: Bowel cancer survivor Graeme shares his story [ 83% ]

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A few weeks after his 65th birthday, GP Graeme Jones received a package in the post. The package contained a bowel cancer test and Graeme discovered he had stage-3 bowel cancer. Graeme explains how a simple at-home screening test helped save his life.

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Check for bowel cancer from the comfort of your own throne [ 81% ]

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Your risk of bowel cancer – the second biggest cancer killer of men and women in Australia – increases with age but screening for the disease is actually clean, simple and can be done in the privacy of your own home.

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Success story: Elaine's cervical cancer experience [ 79% ]

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Elaine Davies was 35 years old when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2001.

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