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With 2015 almost here, why not make a resolution to cut your cancer risk? Kat explains how.

Meanwhile, Robert has a timely plea for men to protect themselves from the UV rays this summer, and Kat shows us how to get started in bushwalking.

We also explore the topic of hookah pipes and explain the harm they cause.

We hope you enjoy this issue and have a wonderful festive season.
The Cut Your Cancer Risk Team

Three females hikingHow to get started in bushwalking
Bushwalking is about more than khaki pants and thick-soled shoes. Bushwalking is a fantastic – and free – way to exercise and explore Australia's beautiful landscape.

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RobertRobert's story a timely reminder for men
Victorian men over the age of 45 are twice as likely to die from melanoma than women the same age. At 47, Robert shares his story in the hope that more men become aware of the dangers of skin cancer.

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Hookah pipeTime to get unhooked on hookah pipes
Many hookah pipe users and devotees believe it to be less harmful than smoking a cigarette. Unfortunately, this is a view that couldn't be more wrong.

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New year's resolutions written on a chalk boardNew Year's resolutions to cut your cancer risk
Each year Kat resolves (and fails) to become the lead singer in a band. Here she shares her tips for making more useful resolutions to help you cut your cancer risk.

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Healthy tip
Sit less for better health
These days we spend a lot of time sitting. Research suggests that a high level of sedentary time is directly linked to an increase in health problems. To help reduce your sitting time, think about how much time you spend doing sedentary activities and set yourself limits.
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How do I screen for bowel cancer?
Bowel cancer screening involves testing people without any obvious symptoms of bowel cancer. Screening with a faecal occult blood test (FOBT) is recommended for healthy people aged over 50.
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Is tanning safe if you wear sunscreen?
There is no such thing as a safe tan – it's a sign that UV rays have damaged your skin, which can lead to skin cancer. There's more to sun protection than sunscreen. Learn how to fully protect yourself from UV at

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