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It's been a busy month here at Cancer Council Victoria! Daffodil Day is tomorrow and this is the first year that we've held Garden Parties as part of the fundraising activities. Want to know how to host a healthy one? We've got it covered! We are also launching a Community Speakers Program and are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to get involved! Long-term smokers have a 50 per cent chance of dying of a smoking-caused illness. That's why we have put together this story on five ways to improve your chance of quitting for good. Lastly, bowel cancer is the second largest cancer killer in Australia. Find out about the new bowel cancer risk calculator you can use to calculate your personal risk.

Let us know if you have anything you'd like us to cover in next month's edition.

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Cut Your Cancer Risk team

5 ways to improve your chance of quitting for good

Smoker or non-smoker, we all know this; smoking is an expensive killer. That's why most smokers want to quit. Here are five ways smokers can turn the odds in their favour when quitting.

Host a healthy Garden Party for Daffodil Day

This is the first year that we've held Garden Parties as part of the Daffodil Day fundraising activities, so here's a little 'how to' guide in case you need any help getting started!

Call out for Community Speakers

Are you looking to volunteer your time to make a difference? We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to get involved in our new Cancer Council Victoria Community Speakers Program.

Want to beat bowel cancer? What you need to know

It's worryingly common for bowel cancer to develop without symptoms, but while bowel cancer is the second largest cancer killer in Australia, 90 per cent of cases can be cured if found early enough.

Healthy tip

FoodSwitch

Bupa's free FoodSwitch app allows you to simply scan the barcode of any food label for traffic light symbols highlighting the levels of fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt in your selected product and a list of healthier alternatives. Genius!
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Is there a cure for cancer?

MYTH! While significant progress has been made in the treatment, prevention and detection of cancer, there currently is not, and it is unlikely that there will ever be, a single guaranteed cure that can be applied for any of over 200 different types of cancer.
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FAQs

Will I miss out on my vitamin D if I use sunscreen?

Sunscreen use should not put people at risk of low vitamin D. When sunscreen is tested in lab conditions it is shown to block vitamin D production, however regular use in real life has little effect on vitamin D levels.
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