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Are nightshift workers more likely to get cancer?
The evidence of a link between working night shift and cancer risk is accumulating. However, if the effect is real, it is likely to be a small increase in risk. Find out more...
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Can chemotherapy damage your brain?
Chemo brain is often described as feelings of not remembering things, feeling vague or having trouble concentrating. Find out more...
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Can taking antioxidants prevent cancer?
There is some evidence that foods with high levels of antioxidants offer a protective effect against certain cancers. However, this has not been shown with antioxidants in concentrated forms (i.e. supplements). Find out more...
Heard by Annie
Are there cancer risks associated with coffee and tea?
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
Is it true that 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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Does eating large amounts of tomato sauce reduce 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
Does sex reduce 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...
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Is it true that 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
Do you 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...
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Does the Gardasil vaccine do 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