Prevention

One third of cancer deaths in Australia are from preventable causes. Some of the most common cancers have been found to be associated with smoking, obesity, excessive alcohol consumption, physical inactivity and UV exposure. (Victoria’s Cancer Action Plan 2008-2011)

Victoria's Cancer Action Plan describes a number of actions that are priorities for the reduction of the incidence of and mortality from cancer. These include:

  • Reducing risk factors for cancer;
  • Increasing the number of people who are screened for different types of cancer; and
  • Increasing access to genetic screening and new diagnostic technology.

Hume RICS is committed to work with relevant agencies in our communities to be informed about local issues in relation to the reduction of major cancer risk factors and to identify and raise emerging issues in relation to cancer prevention.

A number of other organisations with the Hume region have dedicated resources towards health promotion and the reduction of risk factors for cancer and other chronic illnesses. These include community health centres and Primary Care Partnerships.

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Hume RICS is committed to work with relevant agencies in our communities to be informed about local issues in relation to the reduction of major cancer risk factors and to identify and raise emerging issues in relation to cancer prevention.

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