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Skin Cancer Facts

Cancer risk

1 in 3 Australian men and 1 in 4 Australian women will be directly affected by cancer before the age of 75. Cancer does not discriminate. It can, and does, affect people of all ages.

The earlier a condition is caught the better the chance of survival

Lifestyle risks

  • 80% of cancers could be avoided through changes in lifestyle and environment. 
  • Type 2 diabetes accounts for between 85 – 95% of all people with diabetes and, in most cases, can be controlled by lifestyle alone.
  • Heart disease risks can be greatly reduced by lifestyle changes and early discovery.

Cardiovascular risks

  • Heart Disease, Stroke and lung cancer are the leading cuase of death for men and women in Australia. 
  • High blood pressure can cause severe strain on your heart and other organs and may lead to heart disease. Blood pressure can be managed through lifestyle (diet, exercise, reducing stress, losing weight and not smoking) or with medicines.

Sources: Australian Cancer Research Foundation,Bowel Cancer Australia, cancer Council NSW, UK, British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK, Aust Inst Health & Welfare

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