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  • Cut my risk

    Ways to Cut My Cancer Risk

    At least one third of cancers in Australia are preventable. There are seven lifestyle changes than can help cut your cancer risk.  

     


  • Find cancer early

    Find cancer early

    In most cases the earlier a cancer is diagnosed and treated the better the outcome.

  • Limit alcohol

    Limit alcohol

    Drinking alcohol increases the risk of developing cancer of the bowel, mouth, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus, liver and breast.

  • Maintain a healthy weight

    Maintain a healthy weight

    Being overweight or obese increases the risk of 13 different types of cancer.

  • Eat a healthy diet

    Eat a healthy diet

    A healthy balanced diet can cut cancer risk and help you maintain a healthy weight.

  • Be physically active

    Be physically active

    Regular physical activity can reduce the risk of some cancers such as bowel cancer and breast cancer.

  • Be SunSmart

    Be SunSmart

    Protecting yourself from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation will help reduce your risk of skin cancer.

  • Quit smoking

    Quit smoking

    Tobacco smoke is made up of thousands of carcinogens, or chemicals that are known to cause cancer.

  • I'm concerned about my family history

    I'm concerned about my family history

    It is not uncommon for several members of the same family to develop cancer though in most cases the cancers will be unrelated.

  • Busting myths

    Busting myths

    Dispel the myths, rumours and fanciful claims about cancer.

  • Translated resources

    Translated resources

    Information is available in other languages.

  • Cancer prevention sessions

    Cancer prevention sessions

    Prevention sessions for workplaces, community groups, sporting groups, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and education settings.



  • Today at Cancer Council SA

  • Cut Your Risk

    Cut Your Risk

    Cut your cancer risk with seven simple lifestyle changes.

  • Donations In Memoriam

    Donations In Memoriam

    Remember your loved one’s life by helping to save others. Find out about our In Memoriam program.

  • Fundraising Events

    Fundraising Events

    We have a wide range of exciting events that give you the opportunity to support our vision of a cancer free future in a fun, easy yet symbolic way.

  • Gina's story

    Gina's story

    Read about the bravery of Gina as she faced a Stage 4 glioblastoma diagnosis, brain surgery and being told that she would have 18 months to live.

  • Healthy Living after Cancer

    Healthy Living after Cancer

    Getting back to a healthy lifestyle after cancer is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Find out about our Healthy Living after Cancer program.

  • Help fund cancer research

    Help fund cancer research

    Every dollar you donate this Daffodil Day Appeal supports research towards a cancer free future.