Detecting cancer early

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:

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For more information about early detection call Cancer Council on 13 11 20.

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Screening services

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