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Corporates can reap benefits of volunteering on Daffodil Day

Volunteers selflessly contribute their time to help beat cancer. Learn more.

Develop skills, build relationships and give back all in one day – Daffodil Day. On August 24, hundreds of volunteers will hit the streets, shopping centres and train stations across the state to help raise funds for lifesaving cancer research – and Cancer Council Queensland is calling for businesses to come on board and support…

Tips to help you host a healthy Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Morning tea is often synonymous with sweet treats, but making healthy choices doesn’t have to mean missing out on fun! That’s why Cancer Council Queensland is encouraging all Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea hosts to try swapping out snacks that are high in fat, sugar, salt and low in fibre, for recipes that are nutritious and…

Cancer Council turning the Sunshine State into a SunSmart State

Skin cancer prevention

Dear Editor, In an effort to help primary schools and early childhood centres improve sun safe policies and protect the next generation, we’re encouraging schools to join Cancer Council Queensland’s SunSmart Program. Joining this free program is the first of many simple steps your school or early childhood centre can take to protect staff and…

5 ways to winter-proof your workout

Your health doesn’t have an off season, so as the temperatures drop don’t be tempted to hang up your exercise gear and hibernate – use the change in seasons as a chance to mix up your workouts and reignite your love of fitness. It’s important to stay active all year round, as regular exercise helps…

Premature cancer deaths a significant burden in Queensland

Whether you have cancer, or have a family member or friend who is affected by cancer, there are times you may need direct support. We are here to help you.

The number of Queenslanders dying prematurely from lung, bowel and breast cancer resulted in a staggering 63,260 years of life lost in 2015 – a new Australian Institute of Health and Welfare study has found. A new preliminary report, Australian Burden of Disease Study 2015: fatal burden, estimated that 32,514 years of life were lost…

Breast cancer survival disparities consistent across Australia

Queensland researchers in collaboration with Cancer Australia have undertaken the nation’s first systematic review examining published evidence showing how breast cancer outcomes across the continuum of care varied for Australian women depending on where they lived. The Cancer Council Queensland study, published in BMJ Open, found that regional women across Australia consistently faced lower survival…

Queensland tea etiquette expert shares all ahead of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Cancer Council Queensland has teamed up with one of the State’s top experts in tea etiquette, Jo Hayes, to help Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea participants host an event in style! Ms Hayes, founder of Etiquette Expert, has had a sweet spot for traditional morning and afternoon teas for as long as she can remember –…

New research: Queensland a melanoma hot spot for young adults

Queensland has the highest rates of cancer among young adults and adolescents aged 15-24 years in Australia, as a result of high melanoma rates across the Sunshine State. A new report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Cancer in adolescents and young adults in Australia, found that in Queensland there were…

Cervical Screening Program: your questions answered

By Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan If you have a cervix – this is for you! At the end of last year, the two-yearly pap test was replaced with a new cer vical screening program. The new program will screen women aged 25-74 every five years, with evidence showing the renewed program is far…