Cancer

Paula Goodyer

An anti-breast cancer diet? Watch this space

Paula Goodyer Plant foods may help protect against breast cancer - but they don't undo the risk of being overweight.

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Ovarian cancer risk for overweight women

Overweight women are more likely to get ovarian cancer than their thinner counterparts, researchers say.

Common things

Surprising cancer causes

Talcum powder

Melissa Shedden Keeping fresh with talcum powder can raise your cancer risk by almost a quarter. What other common things can cause cancer?

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Chew on this

Why keeping off the kilos reduces cancer risk

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Paula Goodyer Besides not smoking, staying at a healthy weight is our best defence against cancer

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Role model

Milestone for breast cancer research

Role Model: Sarah Murdoch arrives at a hair styling company's event to celebrate a decade of support for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Paula Joye She's one of Australia's most famous women but for Sarah Murdoch it's life off camera that has brought the most rewards. She talks about kids, balance and life after 40.

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Fish oil supplements increase prostate cancer risk, says study

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Lucy Carroll Men who take fish oil supplements or eat fatty fish may be more likely to contract prostate cancer, an international study has found.

Five-a-day

Eating vegies could slow cancer: studies

Fruits, fruit basket

Graham Osborne Can eating your vegies really help to fight cancer and other chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes?

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Hidden truth

On the move against skin cancer

Carrie Bickmore

Sarah Berry Today marks the launch of the Sunsense UV Photo Bus in Sydney.

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Experts' funds plea for bowel cancer test

Mark Metherell HEALTH CORRESPONDENT FRUSTRATION from experts with the federal government's indecision on bowel cancer screening has prompted a leading specialist to call for a ''brown ribbon day''.

Early scans can cut lung cancer deaths - but at a price

Julie Robotham HEALTH EDITOR LUNG cancer screening can save lives, researchers have demonstrated for the first time, but Australian experts say it may still cost too much to justify a national program.

Major breakthrough in 'the Australian cancer'

Paul Tatnell New wonder drugs to treat deadly skin cancers are a breakthrough that could benefit up to 10,000 Australians a year, a top specialist says.

Conference calls for cancer patients

Alicia Wood WOMEN who travel from the country to major centres for cancer treatment can now take friends and family with them - on computer.

Study finds big risk of cancer in the family

Julia Medew CLOSE relatives of women diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 35 have a much higher risk of developing other cancers, including brain and lung cancers, research has found.

Stress and exercise may hinder cancer therapy

Psychological or physical stress, including rigorous exercise, can sabotage cancer therapy, a study suggests.

Possible benefit

Study links coffee with warding off cancer

Coffee

WASHINGTON: Coffee has been shown to reduce the risk of skin cancer by helping kill off damaged cells that could otherwise turn into tumours, according to a new US study.

Breast cancer trial hailed as big leap

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Rob Stein MILLIONS of women facing an elevated risk for breast cancer could slash their chances of getting the widely feared malignancy by taking a hormone-blocking pill used to treat the disease or prevent a...

Drugs prescribed for osteoporosis linked to increased risk of cancer

Denis Campbell LONG-TERM use of drugs prescribed for osteoporosis may be doubling the users' risk of developing cancer of the oesophagus, a study warns.

Positive result

Cervical cancer vaccine working: study

Teenage girl receives Gardisil cervical cancer vaccine.

Julia Medew High-grade cervical abnormalities under-17 girls halved, Victoria study finds.

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Age no barrier as bowel cancer rises in young people

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Erik Jensen THE incidence of bowel cancer in young people has surged in the past decade, more than doubling in some age categories, but doctors have been unable to explain the increase.

Surgery with spectators a good money-raiser, says Cancer Council

Julie Robotham and Peta Doherty THE Cancer Council NSW had auctioned the chance to witness surgery performed by the brain surgeon Charlie Teo to raise research funds, its chief executive said yesterday.