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Dear Supporter,

February kicked off with World Cancer Day on 4 February. Cancer Council Victoria's CEO, Todd Harper, reflects on the fact that cancer doesn't discriminate but there is much inequality when it comes to access to cancer screening and treatment.

Her father had it, she had it and then at just 22 her daughter got it. For Gaye Bobbine, cancer is a deeply personal battle. In this issue, the International Hero of Hope shares her story.

We all know vegies are good for us, but it's not always easy to squeeze in the recommended five a day. Sydney blogger, Wendy Blume, shares her secrets to smuggling vegies into your diet.

Lastly, if you or someone you know has been touched by skin cancer, taking part in the upcoming March Against Melanoma, is a great way to find a supportive network and an opportunity to get some exercise too.

We hope you enjoy this issue.
The Cut Your Cancer Risk Team

Beetroot brownieHow to smuggle more vegies into your diet
Less than 1 in 5 adults eat the recommended amount of vegies each day. Given that they are an important part of our daily diet, guest blogger Wendy helps us get more vegies in our day.

Gaye with her two daughtersInternational Hero of Hope shares her cancer story
Gaye and her family are no strangers to cancer or the impact it can have across generations. As well as raising awareness and funds through Relay for Life, she is now participating in a groundbreaking cancer study.

RoadWorld Cancer Day a time to reflect on fairer access
There are days for celebrating milestones and days for reflection. World Cancer Day is a stark reminder that cancer care is more than a health issue: it's a globally significant issue of fairness.

March Against Melanoma
To raise awareness and promote the importance of early detection and prevention of skin cancer and melanoma, the Skin Cancer Foundation together with the Emily Tapp Foundation have organised a walking event, March Against Melanoma, on Sunday 2 March.

Healthy tip
Are you a Fit Fam?
This March, we want to find Australia's Fittest Family. Post a pic or short vid of your family being active and upload it to the Cut Your Cancer Risk Facebook page with #FitFamChallenge to WIN.
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FAQs
What's the best way to get my skin checked?
It is best to go to your GP to get your skin checked. They can assess your skin spots and monitor changes. If necessary, your GP can refer you to a skin specialist (dermatologist) for further assessment and treatment.
Find out more

Mythbusting
Eating processed meat causes cancer
Cancer Council recommends you limit or avoid processed meats such as sausages, frankfurts, salami, bacon and ham, which are high in fat and salt. We recommend eating moderate amounts of unprocessed lean red meat. You should also try to limit your consumption of burnt or charred meat.
Find out more about what you're really eating

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