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If you've had a hysterectomy, do you no longer need regular pap smears (cervical screening tests)?
If a woman has had a hysterectomy, it does not necessarily mean she no longer needs to have regular Pap tests... Find out more...
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Are chemical sunscreens safe to use?
The Therapeutic Goods Administration regulates sunscreens ensuring that only approved ingredients, including chemicals, which have been assessed for quality and safety, are used in each product.
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Does organic food prevent or cure cancer?
There is no evidence that organic produce is higher in the nutrients that help to prevent cancer than fruit and vegetables farmed in conventional ways. Find out more...
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Does taking aspirin reduce your risk of cancer?
Studies have shown that taking aspirin over a number of years may reduce the risk of gastrointestinal cancers, particularly bowel cancer. Find out more...
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Do fragrant products like perfume, toilet paper and baby wipes cause cancer?
There is no evidence associating the use of fragranced products with an increased risk of cancer in humans. Find out more...
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Can radiotherapy on benign tumours make those tumours malignant?
Stereotactic radiosurgery is very precise radiotherapy that allows a high dose of radiation to be delivered to a brain tumour (benign or malignant) while minimising radiation to surrounding normal tissues. Find out more...
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What is the link between asbestos and cancer?
If your house was built using asbestos-containing materials, the smallest renovation or odd job can increase your risk of serious asbestos-related diseases. Find out more...
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Does tattoo ink give you cancer?
We are not aware of a reported cancer case directly attributable to tattooing. Find out more...
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Do sunscreens contain endocrine disruptors?
There is no evidence of any chemicals approved for use in Australian sunscreens disrupting the endocrine system. Find out more...
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Do burnt or browned foods (baked, cooked or fried) contain a protein that causes cancer?
When starchy foods like bread, chips and crisps are heated to very high temperatures, they can produce a substance called acrylamide... Find out more...
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