National Cancer Prevention Policy

Tuesday 30 October, 2007

National Cancer Prevention Policy 2007-09The National Cancer Prevention Policy 2007-09 has been created by the Cancer Council Australia. It's a comprehensive outline of how Australians can work together to reduce the estimated 106,000 new cancer cases diagnosed yearly.

Section 1 puts forward a strategic approach to reducing preventable risk factors relating to: tobacco, ultraviolet radiation, diet, physical activity, obesity and alcohol. Section 2 looks at how population screening could be an effective.

This is a document making specific recommendations for national action by governments and non-government organisations, including programs and strategies to reduce the incidence of cancer. It does not provide information about cancer prevention for individuals.

If you'd like more information about how you can reduce your own risk of common cancers call the Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20.

The National Cancer Prevention Policy 2007-09 is available online from the Cancer Council Australia's website.