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How to detect cancer
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Is there 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
Can radiation from medical tests cause cancer?
The benefits of undergoing such tests to help diagnose a serious medical condition far outweigh the relatively small risk. Find out more...
Heard by Mai
Why can you get a melanoma on areas of the skin that are exposed to little or no sunlight?
Melanomas can also occur on parts of the body that have never been exposed to the sun. Find out more...
Heard by Richard
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...
Heard by Sharon
Does the breastlight device detect breast cancer?
There is no reliable evidence that Breastlight can help detect breast cancer early. Find out more...
Heard by Chloe
Can mammograms 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
Do 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
Can you get lung cancer if you've never smoked?
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
Do 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