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Cancer, your work and you: should you tell your employer and colleagues about your diagnosis?



The simple fact is that the decision to tell your employer about your cancer straightaway is entirely personal. There is no right or wrong approach.

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Everyone should be talking about it: the free cancer test waiting to save almost 84,000 Australian lives



Next time you are at a gathering of around 23 people consider this – it’s likely that one of you will develop bowel cancer in your lifetime.

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Three charts on: cancer rates in Australia, where liver cancer is on the rise while other types fall

Terry Slevin
26 June 2017


Liver cancer is a looming health threat in Australia, recent findings from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) Burden of Cancer report suggest.

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Taxing sugary drinks would boost productivity, not just health

Dr Lennert Veerman
23 June 2017


Many studies have looked at the potential benefits of a sugar tax in terms of the longer, healthier lives and reduced health expenditure associated with tackling obesity.

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How we could use our existing health system to better diagnose and treat forgotten cancers



Australia has one of the best health care systems and some of the best cancer survival rates in the world. Our leading position can be credited to the significant improvements and initiatives in cancer prevention, early detection and treatment.

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