Cancer

Cervical cancer: So preventable but so often ignored

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Livia Gamble There is a fantastic amount of focus on breast cancer support and awareness. That's great, but there is another cancer we should be focusing on as well.

Preventing bowel cancer

Preventing bowel cancer: why you need beans with the barbecue

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Paula Goodyer The research linking meat-rich diets to a higher risk of bowel cancer often raises more questions than answers.

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New theory

Will giving up dairy defeat cancer?

Researchers have created a calf whose milk could be drunk by those who are lactose intolerant.

Cherrill Hicks A leading scientist and cancer survivor says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products, writes Cherrill Hicks.

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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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Sitting down 'raises cancer risk' no matter how much exercise: study

Every extra two hours spent sitting each day was linked with a 10 per cent increased chance of developing cancer of the bowel.

John von Radowitz A couch potato lifestyle is linked to a significantly greater risk of certain cancers as well as heart disease and diabetes, research has shown.

Ovarian cancer risk for overweight women

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

Five-a-day

Eating vegies could slow cancer: studies

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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

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

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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.

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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Lost in cancer's great unknown

Being diagnosed as having cancer of unknown primary provides few answers, writes Julie Robotham.

Expert says boys must be offered cancer jab

Amy Corderoy HEALTH THE immunisation program that protects girls against the virus linked to cervical cancer should immediately be extended to boys to prevent other cancers, a leading epidemiologist says.

New ads link cough to cancer

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Jessica Wright SMOKERS are about to be confronted with the nation's biggest anti-tobacco campaign, a $61 million advertising blitz linking smoker's cough directly with lung cancer.

Health risk

Study links smoking to breast cancer

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Women may have yet another reason not to smoke. In addition to causing lung cancer, heart attacks and strokes, smoking may slightly increase the risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests.

Pink steamrolls all on path to cancer kudos

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Jill Stark THE breast cancer lobby's ''pink steamroller'' is diverting funding and public awareness from ovarian cancer and contributing to low survival rates, a leading specialist says.

New cancer blood test on the horizon

Blood test.

Kerry Sheridan One of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies is planning to commercialise a new blood test for cancer that it says could do away with biopsies.

Australia tops cancer survival list

MORE Australians survive the big four cancers - breast, ovarian, colorectal and lung - than people in other wealthy countries including Britain and Denmark, research has shown.

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''.