Early detection and cancer prevention


Early detection of cancer can significantly improve your chances of successful treatment. 

In the Northern Territory (NT), there are screening programs in place for early detection and prevention of certain cancers.

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At least one in three cancers can be prevented. 

More than 13,000 cancer deaths in Australia each year are due to smoking, sun exposure, poor diet, alcohol, inadequate exercise or being overweight.

Find out about the simple lifestyle changes you can take to minimise your risk of cancer, including reducing your risk through sun exposure.

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Last updated: 12 May 2016

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