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How to detect cancer
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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
The Breastlight device can detect breast cancer
There is no reliable evidence that Breastlight can help detect breast cancer early. Find out more...
Heard by Chloe
Mammograms can cause tumours to burst
A mammogram is one of the best methods available to detect breast cancer. It is important that the breast tissue is squeezed to enable a clear x-ray image but this will not cause a tumour to burst. Find out more...
Heard by Jen
Women stop having routine Pap smears and mammograms at the age of 70
It is important for everyone to participate in the screening programs they are eligible for. Find out more...
Heard by Lesley
Some people who get lung cancer have never smoked in their lives
About eight out of every 10 lung cancer cases are caused by smoking. A proportion of people who develop lung cancer have never been smokers. Find out more...
Heard by Chris
Mammograms cause breast cancer
There have been claims that because mammograms use radiation, they increase the risk of breast cancer. However, the amount of radiation you are exposed to during a mammogram is very small... Find out more...
Heard by Deena
Animals can sniff out cancer
There is growing interest in the possibility that dogs, because of their incredible sense of smell, might be able to ‘smell’ cancer... Find out more...
Heard by Rosannah
Bladder cancer is difficult to cure
Bladder cancer is usually curable by surgery when it is just in the inner part of the bladder and has not grown through the wall of the bladder. Find out more...
Heard by Steve
There is a cure for cancer
Unfortunately there is no cure for cancer. Like all health and cancer charities, Cancer Council would be delighted if cancer was eradicated overnight. Find out more...
Heard by Olivia