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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: 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: 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: 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: New cervical cancer screening program to save lives

improve screening rates throughout Australia. “Having one national screening register where Queenslanders can keep up to date with their eligibility and scheduled screenings is vitally important,” Ms Clift said. “The register will encourage more men and women to participate in…

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: 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 Council campaign breaks the silence on bowel cancer

their risks of cancer through screening and early detection. “Only three in 10 Queenslanders currently complete the free bowel cancer screening test – although we expect to see improved uptake of screening as a result of this campaign. “Ultimately, increased…

News: Cancer Council calls on women to get cancer screening rates on target

the target age groups for breast and cervical screening participated in the programs in 2011 or 2012 – similar to the rates in previous years. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said more women needed to participate in regular screenings…