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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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The FebFast finale finally!

Posted by Cairín on 28-02-2011
It's almost all over. Today is officially my last day of FebFast. What a rollercoaster ride the last month has been.

Don't fob it off - a simple test could save your life

Posted by Susanne on 25-02-2011
CPC's resident bowel screening champion, Susanne, has a reason to be excited this Friday. Friday 25 Feb is an important day for everyone aged 50 plus. Do you know why? It's Fob Test Friday.

Cut the fat - ban junk food endorsements by sports stars

Posted by Laura on 21-02-2011
It's refreshing to see Shane Warne under the media spotlight for reasons other than his love life. Last week he was receiving attention for his somewhat unscrupulous McDonalds' endorsement.

A pinch in time saves nine . . .

Posted by Cairín on 14-02-2011
The first few weeks of FebFast have been quite similar to breaking in a new pair of shoes. They feel okay in the shop but as soon as you start walking around in them, they pinch like hell and you cant wait to take them off.

Doggie Howser M.D.

Posted by Shona on 08-02-2011
Well last week was a win for the dog people of the world. It seems that as well as breaking frontiers in space travel, giving sight to the blind and extending life with their companionship, dogs have now found a way to detect cancer. 

Bite-sized back to school tips

Posted by Cairín on 07-02-2011

The first day of school is upon us so it's time to put away the bathers, pack up the beach towels and prepare for the onslaught. School uniforms, textbooks, new shoes, lunchboxes, haircuts... even hair brushing for that matter, all come back on the scene! Shoeless days of lolling on the beach are no more. The time has come to face the music, or sound of screaming kids getting their hair brushed for the first time in weeks, and get organised!

It's World Cancer Day - what can you do?

Posted by Helen on 02-02-2011
Here at Cancer Council Victoria, we spend 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year (they even make us think about it on our holidays - ok that's not true) thinking about cancer ­- how to best support  those with the disease, which promising research to fund and (for everyone in the Cancer Prevention Centre) how to prevent it.

Good start to FebFast - here's hoping I last!

Posted by Cairín on 01-02-2011
Last week I decided it was time to ween myself off the vino and get in shape. After the indulgences of Christmas back home in Ireland and throwing myself into summertime fun on my return back to Melbourne, my body is crying out for a booze ban and a healthier lifestyle.