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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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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.

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