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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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Does the HPV vaccine mean it's safe to have unprotected sex?

Posted by Amy on 11-01-2012

A new study published in the US has indicated some teenage girls wrongly assume their risk of contracting all sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is greatly reduced after having the HPV vaccine.

Tanning and skin cancer - like playing Russian roulette (without the vodka)

Posted by Justine on 06-01-2012

So the setting may not have been Russia but the roulette wheel was spinning. On one side I had a friend admiring her newly honey hued beach arms and on the other one loudly lamenting her porcelain pigment. "Enough" I cried like a time-out team captain, "Put down the revolver and pick up the sunscreen."