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Cheers to no beers – 4 tips to continue staying dry this July

Most of us know we shouldn’t drink as much, or as often, but don’t take the steps to break the habit. High levels of alcohol consumption can add up to some high-stake health risks, so Cancer Council Queensland is raising an alcohol-free glass to the Queenslanders who’ve spent the last few weeks reassessing their intake…

Cancer Council Queensland calls on workplaces to go smoke-free

Cancer Council Queensland has called on workplaces to consider going smoke-free to improve the health of employees, following the release of a new study from Monash University assessing years of life lost and workplace productivity lost from smoking. The study, published today in The BMJ, calculated the total economic impact of lost productivity would amount…

Robotic surgery giving hope to prostate cancer patients

In a world first trial, Australian researchers have found that robotic-assisted prostatectomy is providing equal outcomes for urinary and erectile function to open prostatectomy. Published in The Lancet Oncology, the study, led by researchers at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Menzies Health Institute Queensland, and funded by Cancer Council Queensland, found that the…

Have your say: The future of sugary drinks

Queenslanders are being urged to speak up and voice their opinion on sugar-sweetened beverages, as Cancer Council Queensland and Heart Foundation launch a new state-wide health survey today. The Everyday Health Survey, Sugar-sweetened beverages, aims to identify consumer habits, determine understanding of the health impacts of sugary drinks, and assess support for proposed regulations to…

Volunteer Voice

Thank you for raising your cuppa for a cure A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to organise or host an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. You have provided vital hope for Queenslanders affected by cancer. Check out some biggest morning tea pics below!  Meet Vivian Robertson, Transport to Treatment Volunteer Vivian shares…

Ponytail Project calls on students to rock the chop for cancer

Queensland students are being urged to rock the chop for cancer this year and sign up to the Ponytail Project. The new fundraising campaign, launched this month by Cancer Council Queensland, encourages high school students to chop their ponytails off to raise funds for Queensland families affected by cancer. The Ponytail Project first originated in…

Men’s health in bad shape compared to women, research shows

Health Professional Cancer Network

Men’s unhealthy lifestyle habits are catching up to them, with rates of some potentially preventable cancers more than 3.6 times higher in men than women. This week for Men’s Health Week (June 11-17), Cancer Council Queensland is urging men to get informed and reduce their risk of preventable cancers by taking small steps to improve…

Boost your nutrition to ward off winter cold and flus

The cold and flu season has begun and the importance of good nutrition when it comes to your immune system can’t be underestimated. No one food will magically fend off the flu, but certain nutrients take the lead in helping protect your body from billions of bacteria, viruses, and other germs. Living with cancer increases…