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New podcast helps cancer patients navigate through a diagnosis Queenslanders affected by cancer can now tune in to a new podcast series to help them navigate through their cancer journey. The new series, ‘The Thing About Cancer’, includes 10 information podcasts designed for people affected by cancer, including carers, family members and friends. Cancer Council…

New Cancer Council program set to benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers

Health professionals

Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers are set to benefit from a new program, launched to help combat cancer survival disparities among Indigenous communities. Cancer Council Queensland’s new two-day program, Caring for Our Community, aims to enhance the role, knowledge and practice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers in cancer care,…

Carers of Queensland cancer patients seeking support

Call Cancer Council 13 11 20 for information and support. You don't have to face cancer alone - we're here for you.

One in four people reaching out for support through Cancer Council Queensland’s 13 11 20 are carers of Queensland cancer patients, figures show. The role of becoming a cancer carer can pose significant risks to mental and emotional health, with many carers reporting elevated levels of psychological distress. Cancer Council Queensland is urging carers to…

Elevated, firm and growing spots are key features of atypical melanomas

Heard of the ABCD skin check (Asymmetry, Border, Colour, Diameter)? New guidelines include EFG (Elevated, Firm, Growing) to highlight dangerous atypical melanomas too! A Cancer Council Australia multidisciplinary working group is currently revising and updating the 2008 evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the management of cutaneous melanoma. While there have been many recent improvements in…

Workplaces urged to tip the scales for World Obesity Day

Heathy Eating

The number of overweight and obese Queenslanders is expected to bulge to 3 million people by 2026 if current trends continue, up from 2.5 million in 2016[1]. This World Obesity Day (Wednesday, October 11), Cancer Council Queensland is calling on workplaces to help reduce the burden of obesity by putting their weight behind improved healthy…

Six tips for hosting the ultimate Girls’ Night In

Whatever you’re thinking of doing on your Girls’ Night In, you can’t do without a plan, so use these tips to make it a night to remember. Cancer Council’s Girls’ Night In is the ideal reason to get your girlfriends together to celebrate friendships that matter for a cause that matters. One in six Queensland…

Cervical cancer survivor opens up to help Queensland women

“Cancer was the last thing on my mind, but then I started bleeding irregularly.” Brisbane local Morgan Harris was young, fit and healthy when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Ms Harris said she first felt as though something wasn’t right in October 2013, and after visiting her GP she was referred to a gynaecologist.…

Queensland-first study set to help close regional cancer divide

Charles Wanstall Apex Lodge

One regional Queenslander will die every day from cancer because they live outside a major city – a statistic Queensland researchers are dedicated to changing. Leading researchers from Cancer Council Queensland and University of Southern Queensland have launched a Queensland-first study, Travelling for Treatment, investigating the experiences of rural and regional cancer patients who are…