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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 knowing the facts about cancer make you hyper-aware or a hypochondriac?

Posted on 19-10-2010
Since starting work in a health promotion field I've self-diagnosed myself with all manner of diseases and conditions. When you spend most of your day writing, talking and thinking about lifestyle risk factors for cancers, it's little surprise that you tend to focus on these. 

Will the real breast screening please stand up?

Posted on 01-10-2010
There is a lot of money in breasts. You need only look at the number of adverts in women's magazines for breast enhancement or bespoke brassieres to know that boobs are big business. Dolly Parton reportedly has hers insured for $600,000 US.