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Here are some factual reasons why Cancer Council urges caution on electronic cigarettes


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Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

When it comes to Australia's Biggest Morning Tea, every cup really does count in the fight against cancer.

 

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Jessica talks bravely about losing both parents to cancer before she turned 25.

 

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Family history and cancer

It is not uncommon for more than one member of a family to have cancer. Find out what it means to have a family history of cancer, the different types of family cancers and who you can contact for further information.

 

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Cancer Council Australia congratulates UK on tobacco plain packaging progress

3 April 2014 | Media releases

The UK Government should be congratulated for taking another step closer to introducing plain packaging for tobacco, Cancer Council Australia said today.

CEO of Cancer Council Australia and medical oncologist, Professor Ian Olver, said the UK Government’s announcement that the case for plain packaging was “compelling” and that it would soon table draft regulations was a victory for evidence…

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No make up selfies for cancer awareness

24 March 2014 | News

nomakeupselfie  no make up selfie

Cancer Council Australia has been overwhelmed with the public support following the viral #nomakeupselfies…

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Be aware - Cancer Council's new skin cancer identification poster

26 February 2014 | News

We know all about the benefits of shade, sunnies and sunscreen, but when it comes to identifying potential skin cancers, do you really know what to look out for?

Two in three Australians will develop skin cancer by the age of 75. A simple check every now and then can help you spot any potential skin cancers before they spread. It may even save your life!

Spotting the tell-tale signs…

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Screening mammography saves lives

13 February 2014 | Media releases

Canadian study ‘not relevant to Australia’

The weight of scientific evidence shows mammographic screening for breast cancer is a lifesaving public health intervention irrespective of a new Canadian study that questions mortality benefit, Cancer Council Australia said today [13 Feb].

Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Ian Olver, said the Canadian study, published…

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New report shows cancer the No. 1 global killer

4 February 2014 | Media releases

Increased incidence gives rise to harmful cancer myths

A new global scientific report released today (4/2) for World Cancer Day shows that cancer is the biggest cause of mortality worldwide, responsible for 8.2 million deaths per year and rising.

The World Cancer Report also predicts that cancer incidence will increase by 75% over the next two decades, exceeding…

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World Cancer Day

29 January 2014 | News

February 4 is World Cancer Day. This year’s theme is ‘Debunk the myths’ and focuses on dismissing cancer misconceptions, communicating the facts and raising general awareness about cancer prevention and treatment.

If you’ve heard a claim about cancer and want to find out whether it’s true or not, Cancer Council’s iheard website and new…

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Extreme caution needed on electronic cigarettes

Professor Ian Olver
16 April 2014

Electronic cigarettes containing nicotine cannot be lawfully sold in Australia. These devices have never been legal here because of the restrictions that apply under poison control regulations.

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Cancer awareness selfies - selfless or all in vain?

Hollie Jenkins
9 April 2014

How often do we stop and think about what we are doing to help the cancer cause or talk about cancer prevention?

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Mammogram still best option for breast checks

Terry Slevin
2 April 2014

When you undergo a test or treatment that aims to improve your health, how do you know it will work?

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What are cancer clusters?

Terry Slevin
21 March 2014

Most of us are living longer and we are all expected to be working longer. Because the likelihood of cancer increases as we age, we’re more likely to be diagnosed with cancer while still a member of the paid workforce.

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Health Check: does alcohol cause cancer?

Professor Ian Olver
10 February 2014

Alcohol and cancer is a topic that arouses a lot of controversy: many Australians like the odd drink but don't want to make the connection to cancer, the world's biggest killer.

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