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5 April 2012

Ounce of prevention update

Welcome to April, the month of hot cross buns and Easter eggs. To help counteract these indulgences, we provide some tips on beating exercise boredom. Elaine generously shares her cervical cancer experience with us, and we ask you to get behind bowel screening (which is still waiting to be a recipient of the celebrity effect).

Success story: Elaine's cervical cancer experience

Elaine Davies was 35 years old when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2001. Although Elaine's last Pap test two years earlier had been normal, she was experiencing mid-cycle and post-coital bleeding and decided to go and see a doctor.

Elaine shares her story.

Behind the news: Cancer and the celebrity effect

Image: porbital / FreeDigitalPhotos.netMost of us love to read about celebrities, even celebrities we don't like (sometimes especially celebrities we don't like). When a high-profile celebrity is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, it generally makes the news everywhere and it can also have a big impact on cancer prevention behaviour within the community.

But why does it take a celebrity's death to remind us of this?

Take action: Why we need you to send a letter to your local Federal MP

Get Behind Bowel Screening button

During the launch of the latest phase of our Get Behind Bowel Screening campaign and our new advertisement at Parliament House, Independent MPs Tony Windsor, Rob Oakeshott and Andrew Wilkie spoke out in support of the campaign, and of Cancer Council's pre-budget submission which is asking for the expansion of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

Find out how you can speak out too.

How to: Beat exercise boredom

Image courtesy of Queensland Health 2010

So the New Year's resolution to exercise has faded, and you're thinking you'll take it up again after Easter. But why wait? Reinvent your workout with our tips to beat exercise boredom.

Read on for more.

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