I received an email from Cameron Von St James after reading a recent Courier Mail article about my survival from breast cancer. He said:
I was thrown into the role of caregiver when my wife, Heather, was diagnosed with a very rare and deadly cancer called mesothelioma. It happened just three months after the birth of our only child. We were initially told that she could have less than 15 months to live, but she was able to defy the odds and eventually beat the cancer. Heather has now made it her mission to raise awareness and hope for people experiencing hard times.
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QIMR Berghofer welcomes Professor Graham Colditz from the Washington University School of Medicine as our distinguished Bancroft Fellow-in-Residence. Professor Colditz is an internationally recognised leader in cancer prevention. As an epidemiologist and public health expert, he has a longstanding interest in the preventable causes of chronic disease, particularly among women.
Professor Colditz, says over half of all cancers can be prevented by a combination of healthy lifestyles and regular screening. Here are eight simple behaviours that can greatly lower cancer risk:
1. Maintain a healthy weight
2. Exercise regularly
3. Don’t smoke
4. Eat a healthy diet
5. Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all
6. Protect yourself from the sun
7. Protect yourself from infections
8. Get screening tests regularly