Did you know there are simple things you can do as part of everyday life to reduce your risk of cancer?

Cancer is a leading cause of death globally, it is estimated that over 130,000 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer just this year. World experts estimate that more than half of all cancers could be prevented through lifestyle changes and regular screening.

Start by visiting our Cancer Risks & Prevention page to asses your to assess your individual lifestyle choices including weight and diet, physical activity, alcohol consumption, smoking and sun exposure. You can also visit the Cancer Australia website to use their free Check Your Cancer Risk tool.

Diagnosis & Treatment

It’s completely normal to be worried about what’s going to happen to your body and how you’re going to feel during your treatment.

All cancers are different and some treatments take more of a physical toll than others.

Types of Cancer

There are over 100 different types of cancer in humans. They are usually described by where in the body they start. Here we list the most common, with details of their symptoms, treatment, and links to support services. 

Risks & Prevention

Finding cancer early can lead to better outcomes – like living longer or with less side-effects. While many risk factors are outside our control, by being more aware of your choices and environment you can reduce some risks with a few simple steps.