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News: Queensland women failing to take part in recommended screening programs

Screening Program for 2015-2016. Over the past two years, only 56 per cent of eligible women aged 50-74 years in Queensland took part in recommended breast screening, and only 54 per cent of women aged 20-69 years participated in the…

News: More care needed for cancer screening: Cancer Council

Only 39 per cent of eligible Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay residents are participating in bowel cancer screening, and fewer than 60 per cent are taking part in breast and cervical cancer screening, new stats show. Cancer screening

News: Community cervix announcement: new screening program launches

Cancer Council Queensland has welcomed a new cervical screening program which will come into effect on December 1, replacing the two-yearly pap test. Those aged between 25 and 74 years will be eligible to take part in the screening program…

News: Queensland records second lowest rate of cervical screening

…possible chance of detecting cancer early. “We commend the Federal Government for expanding this screening program, helping to save the lives of more Queenslanders.” The new cervical screening test will be available for all Australian women aged 25 to 74…

News: Cancer screening a priority for International Women’s Day

…recommended breast screening through BreastScreen Queensland – leaving around 44 per cent of women unscreened, hindering the chance of early detection[1]. Northern Queensland Primary Health Network recorded the highest screening participation rate at 62 per cent, while Brisbane North and…

News: Prioritise breast and cervical cancer screening this International Women’s Day

to start a conversation with the women in their life about cancer and the importance of screening,” Ms McMillan said. “Participating in screening programs is vital to ensure that cancer is detected early, and you have the best chance of…

News: Breast screening saves lives, new report shows

More Queenslanders are participating in breast cancer screening than the national average, and mortality rates are dropping according to a new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare today. The BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2011-2012 showed Queensland…

News: Cervical cancer screening participation key to closing the gap

…urging Aboriginal and Torres Trait Island women to get up-to-date with their screening after a collaborative project between Cancer Council Queensland and Menzies School of Health Research revealed a consistent pattern of poorer cervical screening participation and related outcomes for…

News: AIHW report shows importance of screening and lifestyle choices

check-ups and screenings and consult your doctor if you notice any changes in your overall health.” In Australia, bowel cancer is estimated to make up almost 6 in 10 digestive-tract cancers. The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program provides a free…