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Health Check: does alcohol cause cancer?

Professor Ian Olver AM
10 February 2014


Alcohol and cancer is a topic that arouses a lot of controversy: many Australians like the odd drink but don't want to make the connection to cancer, the world's biggest killer.

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Everything does not give you cancer, so avoid the things that might



Everything gives you cancer, or so the saying goes. But that’s not what the evidence says. Of the 40,000 Australian cancer deaths in 2007, around a third were directly attributable to one or more of a handful of known risk factors

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Drill into that wall at your peril!

Terry Slevin
6 January 2014


While the figures are not certain, current estimates suggest about 2500 Australians are diagnosed with asbestos related disease each year. This is despite the fact that all forms of asbestos were banned from use in Australia in 2003.

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Funding the forgotten cancers



Australia has one of the world’s best cancer survival rates, but treatment outcomes vary widely among different cancer types.

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When it comes to skin cancer, early detection is the key

Dr Patricia Lowe
17 November 2013


Over 44,000 Australians will be diagnosed with melanoma in the next three years. That’s a frightening statistic, and there is only one thing I can’t help but wonder… how many will be picked up too late?

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