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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
Eating large amounts of tomato sauce reduces the risk of developing prostate cancer
Tomatoes contain high levels of an antioxidant called lycopene. Lycopene and other antioxidants may help prevent cancer by protecting cells from damage caused by free radicals. Find out more...
Heard by Annette
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
You don't 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
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
Quitting smoking can cause lung cancer
No. Quite the opposite. Quitting smoking, or better still not taking it up, is the best thing you can do to reduce your risk of developing lung cancer. Find out more...
Heard by Renee
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
Eyelid cancer is more common than people think
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, which maintains figures on cancer incidence and mortality, cancer of the eyelid comprises a small percentage of overall skin cancer. Find out more...
Heard by Emma
Face creams/moisturisers containing sunscreen increase your risk of skin cancer
Face creams and moisturisers do not cause skin cancer. Find out more...
Heard by Joanne
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