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Cancer prevention

At least 30 per cent of all cancer cases globally are associated with lifestyle factors.

There are simple things we can all do to reduce our risk of getting cancer.

The best ways to reduce your cancer risk are:

  • Quitting smoking
  • Staying active
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Reducing alcohol intake
  • Minimising sun exposure

We work to reduce the incidence of cancer by providing awareness, education and support to help people make healthier lifestyle choices.

Find out more about the things we can all do to prevent cancer.

What can I do to reduce cancer risk? Live a healthy and active lifestyle! Most of us know what that means, here are some specific things you can do..

women walking with hats to stay sun safe

Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world - find out what you can do to reduce your risk and detect skin cancers - like melanoma - early.

Find out why the Cancer Institute NSW is working to prevent smoking across the state.

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