How can I prevent cancer?

You can prevent one third of cancers through healthy lifestyle choices and early detection. Be SunSmart!

One in two Queenslanders will develop cancer before the age of 85. However, one third of all cancers can be prevented through healthy lifestyle choices.

Cut your cancer risk:

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You can join QUEST, Cancer Council Queensland’s free online healthy lifestyle program.

More information

For more information about cancer prevention call the Cancer Council on 13 11 20 or visit Cancer Council’s cut your cancer risk website.

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Early Detection

One in two Queenslanders will develop cancer before the age of 85. However, treatment can be more successful when cancer is found early. Finding cancer early increases your chances of survival. You can help detect cancer early by: Understanding what is normal for your body and reporting any changes to a GP Participating in national…

Programs & Resources

Cancer Council Queensland offers a range of programs and resources designed to support you to reduce your cancer risk where you live, work, play and learn. For more information, call us on 13 11 20 or email publichealth@cancerqld.org.au. Click below to learn more.

Understanding Risk

Did you know that at least one third of all cancers can be prevented through healthy lifestyle choices? Cut your cancer risk by: Not smoking Eating healthily and drinking less alcohol Being SunSmart Taking time to be active Getting immunised Being aware of other hazards Are you a school, workplace, early childhood centre, sports club…