1 in 3 cancers can be prevented. Discover simple lifestyle changes that can help reduce your risk.
Early detection of cancer or precancerous conditions through screening populations who are asymptomatic (show no signs of disease) is one of the best public health measures for reducing cancer disease burden.Learn More
Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. This is largely due to our climate, that many Australians have fair skin un suited to harsh UV conditions and our love of the great outdoors.
Quit for good
Smoking is a known carcinogen that increases your risk of many cancers. There are immediate health benefits as soon as you quit smoking.
Eat a healthy diet
Healthy eating and regular physical activity can lower your risk of cancer as well as help prevent other health problems including cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.Learn More
Drink less alcohol
Alcohol use increases the risk of cancer. Cancer Council Tasmania recommends you limit, or better still, avoid alcohol to reduce the risk of cancer.
Be active. Sit less
There is convincing evidence that regular physical activity protects against colon cancer and probable evidence that it protects against postmenopausal breast cancer and endometrial cancer.Learn More
Tips to cut your cancer risk in the workplace.Learn More
Keep a healthy weight
Keeping a healthy weight will not only cut your cancer risk, it will also help you manage your risk of chronic disease, and add to your overall sense of wellbeing. Any improvement in weight management is beneficial to health.Learn more
If you’re working outside for long periods the following website may be a useful resource. UV Daily has been designed specifically for outdoor workers (mainly self-employed or those employed in small businesses).UV Daily
Printable Community Resources
Smoke-free Community Printable Poster – please download and print for use at your next event.PRINT ME