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What increases your risk of cancer
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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...
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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...
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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...
Heard by Ben
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...
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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...
Heard by Sara
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...
Heard by Louisa