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There are cancer risks associated with coffee
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
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...
Heard by Ian
Sex reduces 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...
Heard by James
Gardasil vaccine does 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
Talcum powder increases your risk of ovarian cancer
Although many studies have looked for a possible link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer, their results are inconsistent. Find out more...
Heard by Paula
Wood smoke and diesel micro particulates cause lung cancer
While many studies have found that air pollution, such as diesel particles, can increase the risk of cancer, the effect is not experienced by the whole community. Find out more...
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I can't get skin cancer because I have dark skin
People with naturally very dark skin can still develop skin cancer even if they rarely, if ever, get sunburnt. Find out more...
Heard by Daniel
Halogen light bulbs can give you skin cancer
Studies into a range of light bulbs have found that although emitting some UVR, none of the halogen lamps tested produced sufficient UV radiation to be hazardous. Find out more...
Heard by Di
Skylights block out UV rays
UVB radiation is diffused by most types of glass, so it is unlikely that living in a home with a skylight will contribute to an increased risk of skin cancer. Find out more...
Heard by Lynelle
Contraceptive implants cause breast cancer
Not enough studies have been done to determine the risk of developing breast cancer after using contraceptive implants. Find out more...
Heard by Loretta