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News: New childhood cancer research examines stage of cancer at diagnosis

…children with cancer.” The paper ‘Stage at diagnosis for childhood solid cancers in Australia: a population-based study’ was published in Cancer Epidemiology and the paper ‘Stage at diagnosis for children with blood cancers in Australia’ was published by the journal…

News: Brain Tumour Support Service Newsletter

…loss of balance, early morning vomiting and other symptoms, depending upon the exact location of the tumour. Symptoms often develop over a six to eight week period. Unfortunately, this serious diagnosis is often not considered at the beginning of each…

Initial diagnosis

The emotional impact of cancer Most people will experience strong emotions after a cancer diagnosis, not only when they first hear that it’s cancer, but also at various times during or after treatment. Cancer is a serious disease, the treatment…

News: Regional women risk lengthy delays in breast cancer diagnosis

Queensland women in regional and remote areas experience significantly longer delays in the diagnosis of breast cancer than women living in major cities, new research shows. For breast cancers detected both symptomatically and through mammograms, women living in geographically isolated…

News: New survival figures provide hope for kids with cancer

for children with cancer, the chance of surviving for a further five years increased from 82 per cent at diagnosis to 89 per cent one year after diagnosis, 95 per cent after three years, and 97 per cent after five…

News: New Cancer Council podcasts help cancer patients navigate through a diagnosis

…least one third of patients will experience significant psychological distress as a result of their diagnosis and treatment, and need relevant information and support to help them through. “The podcast series will be another source of trusted information for people…

News: Cancer Council launches first Atlas of Women’s Cancer in Queensland

…breast cancer but higher risk of death within five years of diagnosis. · Women in South East Queensland tend to have higher rates of breast cancer incidence, but lower risk of death within five years of diagnosis. · Women diagnosed…

News: Adjustment to Benign or Non-malignant Brain Tumour

By Lee Cubis – PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology, Griffith University A diagnosis of brain tumour, whether benign or malignant, has the potential to stop you in your tracks. The brain is such an important organ as it is our…

News: Cancer Council calls on clinicians to screen for distress

lead author on the study, Professor Suzanne Chambers, said the thermometer was also effective in recognising distress many years after a cancer diagnosis. “The Distress Thermometer is highly sensitive at detecting cancer-related distress for up to three years after diagnosis,”…

News: Volunteer Voice October

– but more research needs to be done. “This new project aims to understand the journey of a regional cancer patient, from diagnosis, through treatment and follow-up. “We are especially interested in perceptions about cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment pathways;…