Stacking the odds against cancer occurrence and recurrence – how can you reduce your risk?

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Did you know that at least half of all cancers could be prevented by making changes to our lifestyle?

Did you know that in general, eating a healthy, balanced diet reduces your risk of developing cancer, while a poor diet increases your cancer risk and that cancers associated with diet are most commonly found in the digestive tract, including the oesophagus, stomach and bowel?  A healthy diet is also beneficial for people who have had cancer.

The Cancer Council WA is hosting a visit from international specialist Professor Annie Anderson, a Professor of Public Health Nutrition and Co-director of the Centre for Research into Cancer Prevention and Screening at the University of Dundee in Scotland. Her research focuses on strategies to reduce lifestyle related cancers.

We are fortunate that Prof. Anderson will be in Northam to discuss “Stacking the odds against cancer occurrence and recurrence” – ‘how nutrition can affect our risk of cancer” on Tuesday 5th May at the Bridgeley Community Centre in Wellington Street, Northam starting at 10.00am.  This is a free community event and we encourage anyone who has an interest in their health and nutrition to come along.

If you would like more information or to RSVP to the event please contact Karen Hansen, Cancer Council WA, Regional Education Officer Wheatbelt on 9622 4326 or

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Article contributed by Jessamie Godsell, WA Country Health Service
Photos by Jorja Downsborough, Merredin

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