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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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I-rish I knew then what I know now about UV

Posted by Cairín on 26-11-2010
This week is National Skin Cancer Action Week, which aims to raise awareness of skin cancer in Australia. 30 years on after the inception of Slip! Slop! Slap! in Victoria, the message is still not getting through to some people.

Let sleeping dogs lie

Posted by Shona on 25-11-2010
On QI the other night, one of the panellists, Alan Davies, asked "Could someone please clear up once and for all the link between the moon and tides?". It's one of those phenomena that most of us sort of know but can't easily explain, rather like what it is that determines what day Easter Sunday falls on. I sometimes feel this way about prostate cancer testing.

Love your bum

Posted on 19-11-2010
STOP PRESS: Since posting this blog, the Victorian Labor Party has made a pre-election promise to screen 57,000 Victorians for bowel cancer over the next three years. More details to follow soon...

You can't drink that with a straw - NYC's shock obesity ads

Posted by Bek on 17-11-2010
The nation that put cheese in a can and sushi into a deep fat fryer has recently taken some rather progressive steps in terms of obesity prevention. Just last week the San Francisco board of supervisors banned toys with Happy Meals that exceeded thresholds for fat, sugar and salt.

Banning the butts

Posted by Bek on 11-11-2010
This summer you won't be able to get your butt out at Point Addis. But just hang onto your bareback horses, no one's taking away your favourite nudist beach. This is not a ban on nudists, but a ban on smoking on the beach.  

Helen has an exercise revelation

Posted by Helen on 03-11-2010
So exercise. Probably up there with quitting smoking as the trickiest of the Magnificent Seven ways to cut your cancer risk.  I was compelled to put pen to blog to share some revelatory news about exercise that I found out last week which has cured my perpetual ‘plan to do exercise - fail to do exercise - experience self-loathing' problem.

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