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You are over twice as likely to be vitamin D deficient in winter as compared to summer, so as we approach winter's halfway point, we have a short video to explain all you need to know about the sunshine vitamin.

Also in this issue, we are asking cancer patients to share their stories about transport and accommodation challenges encountered when undergoing treatment. We investigate the link between smoking and skin cancer and we celebrate some wins for obesity prevention too!

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The Cut Your Cancer Risk team

Call out for patient stories

We are gathering patient stories to advocate for improved transport and accommodation support for Victorian cancer patients but we need your help.

Cigarettes and skin cancer: a not-so-sunny alliance

Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be another reason to give up smoking, along comes this. Smoking increases your risk of skin cancer.

Protecting kids from junk food advertising

The Obesity Policy Coalition has notched up two wins in as many weeks against Kellogg's, with the advertiser being forced to withdraw TV commercials for two of its products.

Vitamin D deficiency: Are you at risk?

Are you receiving adequate levels of sun exposure for vitamin D this winter? Or are you spending too much time rugged up indoors?

Healthy tip

Vegetable soup

During these winter months a nice, warm bowl of soup is the ultimate comfort food. Include plenty of veggies in your soup to help reduce the risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, oesophagus, stomach and bowel.
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Mythbusting

Do ingredients in beauty products cause cancer?

MYTH! To date there is no evidence that using cosmetic products as intended increases the risk of cancer.
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Fact sheet

Sun protection at the snow

With the official ski season in full swing, it's important to be SunSmart at the snow!
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