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July 2011

Tuesday 5 July, 2011


Lifestyle blamed for 3000 Victorian deaths each year

Tuesday 26 July 2011
Cancer Council Victoria is urging Victorians to give themselves a mid-year health check in light of worrying research that shows that only 10% of Victorians named screening when asked what they could do to reduce their cancer risk.

Researchers' giant study – is it a big problem for tall women?

Friday 22 July 2011
According to a study released this week, tall women face an increased risk of a wide range of cancers compared to their shorter counterparts.

But dark chocolate is good for you – isn't it?

Wednesday 20 July 2011
Are there certain health myths or facts you cling to in order to justify your lifestyle? Get the facts in the latest Cut Your Cancer Risk blog.

Cancer Council encourages teens to celebrate their 'original skin'

Thursday 14 July 2011
Cancer Council Australia has launched its annual SunSmart competition for teens, calling on all Aussie kids aged 12 to 17 years to get creative showing off their original skin.

Cancer indicators – is there a link between prostate cancer and the length of your fingers?

Wednesday 13 July 2011
Earlier this year two reports described an increase in prostate cancer incidence in men whose ring fingers were longer than their index fingers. However, the good news is that analysis of 6,258 men that are part of the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study (MCCS) found no association between finger length and prostate cancer risk.