Healthy recipes Cancer Council
A healthy diet and regular physical activity can lower your risk of cancer and help prevent other health problems such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. And cooking for you and your family doesn't have to be difficult. Try these simple and tasty recipes.
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Cancer Risk Calculator Cancer Council
By completing the calculator, you will receive a score to show how much you are currently reducing your cancer risk. You can also receive a Cancer Risk Scorecard which will give you a detailed breakdown of your results, tips and recommendations. You will be able to compare your results over-time to see the impact of changes you have made.
Sexuality and intimacy Cancer Council
A person can be heterosexual (“straight”), homosexual (“gay” or “lesbian”), bisexual or asexual. Sex is often defined as intercourse with penetration but it can also include kissing and touching; it is a way to express intimacy although intimacy is not necessarily about sex. Intimacy means being physically and emotionally close to
Diesel Cancer Council
Diesel engine exhaust (DEE) is created by burning diesel fuels. It contains a mixture of airborne chemicals that can be harmful to people. When breathed in, chemicals in DDE increase your risk of developing long-term health problems. This includes lung cancer and possibly bladder cancer. In Australia, diesel engine exhaust is the second most
Addressing the psychological wellbeing of the patient
Health professionals working with AYA patients should be aware of developmental differences and of best practice in managing distress of young people. Young people with cancer may experience significant psychological distress such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse and other mental illness. If you are concerned about a patient’s mental
Principles of cancer management
These models are acceptable to Indigenous and non-Indigenous patients, welcomed by health professionals and provide savings to the health systems. However, further studies are needed to see if these models improve outcomes above and beyond improving access to disadvantaged populations. An example of a video case study is found here:
Haematopoietic and lymphoid malignancies
acute myeloid leukaemias (of various subtypes, AML) with >20% blasts in marrow or peripheral blood, or specific genetic abnormalities. Recurring genetic abnormalities, myelodysplastic features or extraosseous tissue deposits of “myeloid sarcoma”. myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) including chronic myeloid leukaemia, essential
Principles of palliative care
The World Health Organization has defined palliative care as “an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem(s) associated with life-limiting illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other
Do black lights increase your risk of skin cancer
There is no evidence to suggest that insect traps using ultraviolet black light increase your risk of developing skin cancer, as the amount of ultraviolet radiation they emit is very low. Black lights emit a type of ultraviolet radiation …
Cancer Council condemns unhealthy food and drink advertising as …
Meanwhile, Cancer Council NSW is joining forces with 13 health experts and organisations to call on the NSW Government to remove unhealthy food advertising from government-controlled property, particularly public transport and asking the public to sign a petition at Our Kids, Our Call.
How should chemotherapy be safely administered via different …
Introduction. Cancer therapy and associated treatment can be administered by several routes including oral, intravenous infusion, intravenous bolus, intraventricular, subcutaneous and intradermal. Many of these routes require administration by an appropriately credentialed cancer nurse or an appropriately informed patient, where the medication
What is a PET scan
A PET scan is considered a safe medical procedure. The scan exposes you to about the same amount of radiation you would receive in the general environment over approximately three years. The injected radioactive materials are removed quickly from the body. You may be advised to avoid close contact with pregnant women or babies in the hours
Quit smoking Cancer Council
Quitting will benefit your health. Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your risk of cancer. Tobacco smoke contains more than 7000 chemicals, including over 70 carcinogens (chemicals known to cause cancer). There are immediate health benefits as soon as you quit smoking, even if you already suffer health
Updated guidelines prepare health professionals for cervical …
The updated guidelines bring together the best available evidence to prevent, diagnose and manage cervical cancer, providing recommendations for health care professionals with patients in specific situations, such as in people displaying symptoms and in some follow-up settings, where a co-test (HPV test and a cytology test) is required.
Currently, mammography is the most effective population-based screening tool for breast cancer available.While the potential benefits and harms of mammography screening continue to be debated, Cancer Council supports the Australian Government’s interpretation of the evidence and endorses population-based screening for breast cancer, provided participants are well …
Detection and screening
As melanoma and NMSC skin cancers are often identifiable to the naked eye, skin self-examinations by patients and total-body skin examinations by physicians can lead to earlier detection and a reduction in mortality.. Mass screening involves testing across an apparently healthy population in order to identify the early stages of disease in individuals.
Data collected by Safe Work Australia between financial years 2010/11 to 2018/19 shows that 2,408 claims were accepted for neoplasms (cancer), at a total cost of AU$192.8 million. During this period, 1,208 workers compensation claims for skin cancer were accepted at a total cost of $32.8 million. This accounts for 17% of total cancer