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Girls’ Night In: Make a difference and highlight women’s health

It’s that time of year again – Cancer Council Queensland is encouraging women to harness the power of their friendship to make a difference and raise awareness of women’s cancer through our Girls’ Night In campaign. Simply by registering to host an event at girlsnightin.com.au, getting together with friends and donating what you would have…

Meet William Bruce, Cancer Connect Volunteer

We sat down with William Bruce, Cancer Connect Volunteer, to find out more about his role. What does your role involve? Via CCQ I have contacted men around the country who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer who wish to discuss the treatment and side effects that I experienced, such as brachytherapy. Tell me a…

1800 Australian cancers caused by lack of fruit and veggies

Research has revealed, for the first time, how many cancers in Australia are caused by an insufficient fruit and vegetable intake. A study[1] led by researchers at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute revealed that out of all cancers, 1.7 per cent are directly attributable to inadequate consumption of fruit and non-starchy vegetables – or 1800…

AIHW report shows importance of screening and lifestyle choices

Making healthy lifestyle choices and taking part in bowel cancer screening could save your life, according to a first-of-its-kind report on digestive-tract cancers. Colorectal and other digestive-tract cancers was released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Digestive-tract cancers are a major cause of illness and death in Australia, accounting for about two…

Tipping the scales against sugary drinks: Survey shows support for obesity prevention initiatives

Queenslanders want a health levy on sugar-sweetened beverages, with over half of the participants from a new survey in favour of the policy intervention. Results from Cancer Council Queensland and Heart Foundation’s Everyday Health Survey released today on World Obesity Day canvassed community views on sugar-sweetened beverages to identify consumer habits, determine understanding of the…

Cancer patients not alone when it comes to mental health

Tomorrow we mark World Mental Health Day (October 10). Many cancer patients experience emotional distress, so Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan is encouraging Queenslanders affected by the disease to seek the help and support they deserve. Any serious illness can impact mental health. For patients, caregivers, and their loved ones, going through cancer…

SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative keeps kids safe from the sun

Already 105 Queensland schools, childcare centres, community or sporting clubs have benefited from new shade structures as part of the 2018 SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative, with applications for a new round of funding now open. The initiative, led by the Queensland Government and Cancer Council Queensland, enables not-for-profit organisations catering for children 0-18 years to apply for up…

Volunter Voice September 2018

Message from Cindy Welcome to the September edition of Volunteer Voice! Spring is here, and to enter this season in full bloom, I am excited to share our Daffodil Day highlights with you. This year, the event celebrated 32 years of turning Australia yellow, 32 years of raising funds for vital cancer research! On the…

Some great news to lift your day!

As one of our loyal supporters, you may know that for many patients getting to and from their treatment can be a financial burden. The great news is that thanks to generous supporters just like you, in 2017 we launched Transport to Treatment in Cairns. This home-to-treatment transport service gives practical assistance to patients struggling…