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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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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
Are there cancer risks associated with coffee and tea?
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...
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Does eating large amounts of tomato sauce reduce 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
Does sex reduce 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
Do you 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
Does the Gardasil vaccine do 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
Does quitting smoking 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
Is it true that people with dark skin can't get skin cancer?
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
Is eyelid cancer 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