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Wealth and remoteness driving factors for head and neck cancer disparities

Queenslanders living in affluent or metro areas are less likely to be diagnosed and die from head and neck cancer than those in disadvantaged or rural communities, new research shows. The latest data from Cancer Council Queensland’s Cancer Registry released for World Head and Neck Cancer Day (July 27), found that from 2010 to 2014,…

Queenslanders urged to lighten their load to reduce obesity burden

Scales and measuring tape

Three kilos off the average Queenslander is all it could take to help lighten the state’s burgeoning overweight and obesity crisis, according to an Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) study. Research from the AIHW Australian Burden of Disease Study, showed that 14 per cent of the total disease burden could be avoided if…

Mid-year review time: Hit your health resolutions!

Scales and measuring tape

Queenslanders can get back on track with their health resolutions using these tips from Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan. Setting goals is easy; the hard part is accomplishing them. Now we are halfway through the year, it’s the prime time to revaluate your resolutions and improve your health and wellbeing. Here’s a couple…

Volunteer Voice July

How you can make a difference this Daffodil Day Daffodil Day 2017 is just around the corner! On Friday, August 25, volunteers and supporters across Queensland will come together in their community to sell daffodils and merchandise, and raise vital funds for Cancer Council Queensland. Last year $5.6M was raised across Australia, allowing us to…

Cancer Council applauds Government action to improve hospital parking

Dear Editor, I write to commend the State Government on their announcement to make an additional 100,000 free and discounted car parking spaces available at public hospitals each year to help Queenslanders in need. The $7.5 million boost, which is part of a four-point action plan, will significantly advance our efforts to better support Queensland…

Daffodil Day: buy a bear, a pen, a pin

Next month Daffodil Day (August 25) will bloom in Queensland, with hundreds buying flowers and merchandise to raise funds for locals affected by cancer. Locals are being urged to save the date and pre-purchase Cancer Council Queensland’s exclusive 2017 ‘Fireman’ Dougal Bear, an enamel pin, and a daffodil-themed pen, before the day. Cancer Council Queensland…

Free wigs give Queensland cancer patients their confidence back

Wig and turban service

Cancer Council Queensland is reaching out to Queensland women who have lost their hair as a result of cancer treatment, offering free wigs and turbans in a time of need. Women diagnosed with cancer can borrow a wig or turban, free of charge, for the duration of their treatment through Cancer Council Queensland’s innovative ESA…

Cancer Council Queensland CEO: My vision for a cancer free future

We have all been touched by cancer in some way. Sadly, I’ve lost members of my family to cancer – we’re working hard to ensure you don’t lose yours too. As CEO of Cancer Council Queensland it’s my priority to increase investment into lifesaving research projects and improve service delivery across the state to help…

Cancer Council Queensland calls for greater action to chew the fat on junk food pricing

Cancer Council Queensland has called for renewed discussion on economic interventions to help overcome the obesity epidemic, following the release of new research by Bond University finding that many Queenslanders routinely choose junk foods because they are cheaper than healthy choices. Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said ongoing research and cooperation across sectors…