Prevention and management

About one-third of cancer deaths are preventable ref=24363. Every year in Australia, more than 13,000 cancer deaths are due to tobacco smoking, sun exposure, unhealthy diet, risky drinking of alcohol, not enough exercise or being overweight.

The early detection of cancer is often key to good health outcomes ref=24363. There are different types of screening for different types of cancer, and there are national screening programs for breast cancer, cervical cancer, and bowel cancer.

The treatment and management of cancers depends on the type of cancer, but can include a combination of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, immunotherapy, and hormone therapy ref=24363.


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