- Sun protection
- About skin cancer
- Causes of skin cancer
- Check for signs of skin cancer
- Preventing skin cancer
- Vitamin D
- UV alert
- Nanoparticles and sunscreen
- SunSmart position statements
- Shop for sun protection products
- SunSmart schools and early childhood programs
- Sun protection in the workplace
- Campaigns and events
- Nutrition and physical activity
- Smoking and tobacco
- Reduce your risk
- Early detection
It may surprise you to learn that at least one in three cancer cases are preventable and the number of cancer deaths could be reduced significantly by choosing a cancer smart lifestyle.
More than 13,000 cancer deaths each year are due to smoking, sun exposure, poor diet, alcohol, inadequate exercise or being overweight.
There are some simple steps you can take to minimise your cancer risk. So where do you start? The seven steps to reducing your cancer risk are explained in the Cancer Council's cancer prevention lifestyle fact sheets.
For a more detailed analysis of cancer prevention please view the National Cancer Prevention Policy. The policy is a comprehensive set of recommendations, outlining how national action by governments and non-government organisations can reduce new cases of cancer from occurring.