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What increases your risk of cancer
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Does eating or drinking out of polystyrene food packaging cause cancer?
All food packaging, whether it’s plastic, paper, glass or otherwise, contains substances which can ‘migrate’ in very tiny amounts to foods or beverages. Find out more...
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Does sex reduce prostate cancer risk?
There is growing evidence that more frequent ejaculation may have a role in preventing prostate cancer... Find out more...
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Can you get sunburnt on a plane?
There is no credible evidence to suggest passengers can get sunburnt on commercial airline flights, so Cancer Council does not recommend the need for sun protection.
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Do black lights increase your risk of skin cancer?
There is no evidence to suggest that insect traps using ultraviolet black light increase your risk of developing skin cancer, as the amount of ultraviolet radiation they emit is very low. Find out more...
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Does drinking green tea cure cancer?
There is no clear evidence that green tea can help to cure cancer. Find out more...
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Are there cancer risks associated with coffee and tea?
A comprehensive review of the evidence by the International Agency for Research on Cancer has shown that drinking coffee does not increase the risk of cancer. Find out more...
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Does drinking hot drinks cause throat cancer?
The latest evaluation by the International Agency for Research on Cancer determined that drinking very hot beverages (above 65°C) increases the risk of developing oesophageal cancer. Find out more...
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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...
Heard by Richard
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...
Heard by Emma