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Can radiation treatment for breast cancer cause heart problems?
There has been some evidence that damage to the heart can be reduced by applying a particular radiation therapy technique and the breath-holding technique. Find out more...
Heard by Janene
Can you get sunburnt on a plane?
There is no credible evidence to suggest passengers can get sunburnt on commercial airline flights, so Cancer Council does not recommend the need for sun protection.
Heard by Lily
Do black lights increase your risk of skin cancer?
There is no evidence to suggest that insect traps using ultraviolet black light increase your risk of developing skin cancer, as the amount of ultraviolet radiation they emit is very low. Find out more...
Heard by Scarlett
Does cancer only cause physical changes?
Cancer causes physical changes, but can also affect emotions and thinking. Find out more...
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Does drinking green tea cure cancer?
There is no clear evidence that green tea can help to cure cancer. Find out more...
Heard by Anthony
Are there cancer risks associated with coffee and tea?
A comprehensive review of the evidence by the International Agency for Research on Cancer has shown that drinking coffee does not increase the risk of cancer. Find out more...
Heard by Anne
Does drinking hot drinks cause throat cancer?
The latest evaluation by the International Agency for Research on Cancer determined that drinking very hot beverages (above 65°C) increases the risk of developing oesophageal cancer. Find out more...
Heard by Linda
Does frankincense oil have cancer fighting properties?
A small number of laboratory studies have suggested that frankincense oil may contain some properties that affect cancer cells, but there is no evidence yet that it can treat or prevent cancer in humans. Find out more...
Heard by Jeanette
Is a fasting diet beneficial to cancer patients?
Studies are being carried out on the 5:2 diet, including with cancer patients, however to date there is no conclusive evidence of the benefits or potential risks. Find out more...
Heard by Megan
Can astragalus improve the immune system after chemo?
Despite claims that astragalus can boost the immune system, evidence is limited. Find out more...
Heard by Chris