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When Julieanne decided to give up alcohol for 12 weeks, her friends were horrified. But her alcohol-centred social life was taking its toll and Julieanne knew something had to give. She shares her experience and tips for cutting back on booze.

Think eating meat every day is healthy? Think again. Too much meat is not only bad for your health, but it can also affect the environment and animals. We show you how to join the Meatless Monday revolution in a few simple steps.

Winter has arrived, so it's time to put away the sunscreen and soak up some vitamin D for healthy bones and muscles. Read how having naturally very dark skin put Indian-born Vandana at greater risk of vitamin D deficiency.

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

Beetroot burgerHow to join the Meatless Monday revolution
Meat Free Week recently asked Australians to think about how much meat they eat, and the impact eating too much has on health, the environment and animals. Cairin explores why this might be a good idea.

LiverViral hepatitis deaths overtake HIV/AIDS
Cancer Council Victoria is calling on governments to invest more in the diagnosis and testing of chronic hepatitis, which is the major cause of liver cancer.

VandanaVitamin D deficiency: Are you at risk?
Indian-born Vandana was first diagnosed with low vitamin D in May 2011, not long after moving to Australia. She shares her story to help raise awareness about the risk of low vitamin D for people with naturally very dark skin.

Jug of lemon waterThree months without alcohol
Feeling unhealthy, tired and unable to concentrate, Julieanne's alcohol-centred social life was taking its toll. So she set herself a challenge: no booze for 12 weeks. Here's how she did it.

Healthy tip
Find a chance to be active every day
Regular exercise is a fantastic way to reduce your cancer risk, but that doesn't mean you have to run a marathon. Swap the stairs for the lift, get off the bus a stop early, or go for a walk in your lunch break.
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FAQs
How do I check my breasts for changes?
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Australian women. Follow these 3 steps and be breast aware: 1. Become familiar with the normal look and feel of your breasts 2. See a doctor if you notice any unusual breast changes 3. If you're aged 50 to 74, have a mammogram at BreastScreen every 2 years.
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Mythbusting
Does hair dye increase cancer risk?
There's no consistent evidence of increased cancer incidence among people who dye their hair, however, hairdressers may be at slightly higher risk of bladder cancer.
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