Hope - Turning the page on cancer

At Cancer council we know the facts on what causes many cancers and how to prevent them. Together we can hope for a brighter tomorrow.

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The Facts

Cancer Harms the body in a number of ways, interfereing with organs, interrupting the flow of natural chemicals and causing symptoms above and beyopnd those directly associated with the disease.

If we are prepared and understand its causes, we can all help prevent cancer tomorrow

One in how many people will be diagnosed with cancer?

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These numbers can be reduced. Understanding the causes of cancers can reduce the number of cases diagnosed

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The most common causes of cancer in Australia

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The causes of cancer

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  • Prostate
  • Bowel
  • Breast
  • Melanoma
  • Lung
  • Alcohol Consumption
  • Overweight & Obesity
  • Old Age Inactivity
  • Sun Exposure & Sunbeds
  • Low Fruit & Veg Intake
  • Processed & Red Meats
  • Physical Inactivity
  • Urban Air Pollution
  • Smoking & passive Smoking
  • Reproductive & Menstrual Factors
  • High Calcium & Suppliment Intake
  • Asbestos, Chemicals & Exposure

Now we understand the causes of cancer. We need to understand the changes we can make to prevent it. Read below

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Cancer prevention

Small changes in our daily life. Make big differences to our risk of being diagnosed with cancer.

Prevention. Did you know that cancers are actually preventable?

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