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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Can a walk down the aisle and saying ‘I do' really reduce our cancer risk? Norwegian researchers think so after finding that bachelors are twice as likely to die of cancer compared to married men. Their study looked at death rates over a 40 year period, and included over 440,000 men and women diagnosed with cancer.
October is an important month for us here at Cancer Council - and not just because the mighty Geelong Cats won the AFL grand final on October 1 this year (forgive the gratuitous plug but I'm a very happy fan). It's because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Planning ahead isn't my forte, but I have been somewhat inspired by the announcement of the National 12 week ‘swapping' challenge.
With spring in the air and the Grand Final behind us, non-footy types across the country can be heard exhaling an auditable sigh of relief. The next big thing on everyone's social calendar is the spring racing carnival and following on from that is a seemingly endless line up of festivals and barbeques. In other words, summer's coming!
News last week that women diagnosed with breast cancer are failing to give up smoking or drinking is something that's inspired me to put finger to keyboard and get a few issues off my chest...