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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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Casks and cancer - Is expensive wine better for you?

Posted by Bek on 27-05-2011

A couple of weeks ago we launched some new figures around the impact of alcohol on cancer. We might as well have burnt the Australian flag, barracked for the English cricket team and barbequed Skippy for the outrage it caused. For the past few weeks many individuals and interest groups have been responding to our position statement on alcohol with various arguments. Here is a case in point...

Fair weather friend or foe?

Posted by Cairín on 19-05-2011

Winter has suddenly set in, and while many of us are still busily unearthing dusty beanies, scarfs and gloves from under the bed, the sun has vanished leaving grey clouds and a chilling wind in its wake.

But instead of hibernating from the cold this winter, SunSmart is encouraging Victorians to get some sun exposure to help with vitamin D levels. Want to find out how to get your daily dose of d? Read on...

Get off your bum and start chewing gum!

Posted by Laura on 13-05-2011

Sitting (or sedentary behaviour) is directly linked to health problems such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. A recent research study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology shows that desk jobs raise cancer risk.

So what can we do?

Alcohol and breast cancer - read Nina's story

Posted by Bek on 01-05-2011

Nina's life was forever changed when her 53 year old mother was diagnosed suddenly with breast cancer.