The study revealed that as little as 10 minutes of vigorous physical activity lowered someone's risk of developing colon cancer by 22 per cent.
24 per cent of people surveyed incorrectly thought they could judge their sunburn risk by the temperature, while 23 per cent mistakenly cited conditions such as cloud cover, wind conditions or humidity. When the UV reaches 3 or above, remember to slip, slop, slap, seek and slide!
“It has a huge psychological impact for people who suffer from it because often they get through cancer and are cured, but are left with a swollen arm of leg, and it’s a constant reminder of what they’ve been through.”
"In Aboriginal communities, cancer's not talked about a lot. These yarning circles make people feel comfortable enough to share their stories and their journeys with us."
It would be easy to curse my luck and start to ask, “Why me?” I have never smoked and hardly drink; I have a ridiculously healthy diet and follow a severe fitness regime. I’m 20 or 30 years younger than most of the men I see in the waiting rooms. In other words, I would have had a lower risk of prostate cancer only if I had been female. And yet … I am happy. In fact, I’m happier than I was before my diagnosis. How can this be?
March is Lymphoedema Awareness Month. The adage ‘this too shall pass’ is often used in society when we face tough times but what happens when the challenge doesn’t go away? For many people who have experienced cancer, the chronic condition lymphoedema follows and lingers. It can be debilitating and it’s incurable.
Maintaining an active lifestyle and healthy weight is one of the most important things you can do after cancer treatment has finished.
“We found that overall there was no significant or systematic reduction in kilojoule content since the introduction of menu labelling in NSW” - Clare Hughes, Nutrition Program Manager.
International Women's Day is a chance to celebrate outstanding women making a difference. The amazing research conducted by Karen Canfell and her team underpinned the major changes to the National Cervical Screening Program, which will help save more lives.
“By detecting the main precursor to cervical cancer we can help prevent more cancer cases from occurring, and take action sooner.”
Find out more about the new program www.cancer.org.au/cervicalscreening
‘‘We want to encourage people to maintain an active lifestyle and healthy weight after cancer to reduce the risk of the cancer coming back and to increase their overall wellbeing and quality of life"
Today is Lymphoedema Awareness Day. Lymphoedema is an unwelcome side effect of cancer treatment, and many people are forced to go without the support they need to manage it. We're calling on the NSW Government to improve access to lymphoedema services. Add your voice to our campaign and sign the petition.
The survey reveals widespread confusion. More than 70 percent of respondents mistakenly believed the HPV vaccine offered protection against ovarian cancer.
It's estimated that over 72,000 men will be diagnosed with cancer in Australia in a single year. As more people are surviving a cancer diagnosis, more support is needed for those living with or after cancer.
Tune in to tonight's webinar where we'll be discussing the psycho-social aspects men face, including the cultural expectations affecting them.
The Australian Government has updated the cervical cancer screening program for women. Here's what you need to know about it if you're over 25. For more information, visit: www.cancer.org.au/cervicalscreening