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What increases your risk of cancer
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Does vitamin D protect against cancer?
The sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation is both the major cause of skin cancer and the best source of vitamin D. Find out more...
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Can cancer pass from mother to baby during pregnancy?
Although it is possible, it is extremely rare for a mother to pass cancer on to her baby during pregnancy. Find out more...
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Are you safe from the harms of smoking if you quit before age 40?
Two in three long-term smokers in Australia die prematurely from a smoking-caused illness, so quitting smoking at any age is good for your health. Find out more...
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Is second hand smoke less harmful in an open setting?
Even in an open setting, children can still be exposed to harmful levels of second-hand smoke carried towards them by air circulation. Find out more...
Heard by Belinda
Do oral contraceptives increase the risk of developing cancer?
Large population studies have shown that the use of combined oral contraceptives increases the risk of some cancers and lowers the risk of others. Find out more...
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Does massage spread cancer?
There is no credible evidence that massage spreads cancer. Find out more...
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Is there a link between dogs and breast cancer?
There is no evidence to show that dogs can cause breast cancer in their owners. Find out more...
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Can eating according to a strict diet or eliminating certain foods cure cancer?
Some people suggest that following specific diets or avoiding certain foods will help to treat or even cure cancer, but there is no credible evidence to support this claim. Find out more...
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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...
Heard by Fiona
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