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There are cancer risks associated with coffee
The World Cancer Research Fund looks at research from around the world to determine risks for different cancers. The latest studies have shown drinking coffee does not increase the risk of cancer. Find out more...
Heard by Anne
Men who take fish oil supplements or eat fatty fish are more likely to develop prostate cancer
Although a recent study found an association between consumption of omega-3 fatty acids and an increased risk of prostate cancer, there was no explanation about how this could occur. Find out more...
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Eating large amounts of tomato sauce reduces the risk of developing prostate cancer
Tomatoes contain high levels of an antioxidant called lycopene. Lycopene and other antioxidants may help prevent cancer by protecting cells from damage caused by free radicals. Find out more...
Heard by Annette
Sex reduces prostate cancer risk
In 2003, Cancer Council Victoria undertook a study into the relationship between prostate cancer and ejaculation in men aged under 70. The research team found that there is evidence that the more frequently... Find out more...
Heard by James
Prostate cancer isn't routinely screened for because most men have some form of non-aggressive prostate cancer
There is no organised screening program for prostate cancer anywhere in the world because the only available tools used for early detection are not accurate enough for population screening. Find out more...
Heard by Georgina
You don't need to have Pap tests if you've had the vaccine
The availability of a vaccine to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV) is a great development and will further reduce Australia’s cervical cancer rates, however it is not a substitute for the Pap screen. Find out more...
Heard by Sharon
Gardasil vaccine does more harm than good
Current evidence indicates the two vaccines developed to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV), Gardasil and Cervarix, are effective and safe to use. Find out more...
Heard by Susie
Talcum powder increases your risk of ovarian cancer
Although many studies have looked for a possible link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer, their results are inconsistent. Find out more...
Heard by Paula
Wood smoke and diesel micro particulates cause lung cancer
While many studies have found that air pollution, such as diesel particles, can increase the risk of cancer, the effect is not experienced by the whole community. Find out more...
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Quitting smoking can cause lung cancer
No. Quite the opposite. Quitting smoking, or better still not taking it up, is the best thing you can do to reduce your risk of developing lung cancer. Find out more...
Heard by Renee