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Cancer Council Queensland’s work in childhood cancers

Cancer is the number one cause of disease-related death in children 1-14 years of age in Australia. Cancer Council Queensland is working every day to improve outcomes for children with cancer. Australian Childhood Cancer Registry (ACCR) Entirely funded and managed since 2004 by Cancer Council Queensland The ACCR is one of only a few national…

Queenslanders failing to seek cancer treatment to avoid financial burden

The escalating out-of-pocket costs associated with a cancer diagnosis are deterring some people from seeking treatment, a new Cancer Council Queensland study has found. Cancer Council Queensland’s Everyday Health Survey, Health System Quality and Costs, revealed that high out-of-pocket costs discouraged 35 per cent of people surveyed from seeking medical advice when they noticed signs…

Slip, Slop, Slap for a sun safe school holiday

With tomorrow marking the last day of term three at schools across the State, Cancer Council Queensland is urging families to head into holidays the SunSmart way. On average around 56 per cent of adults and 64 per cent of children are sunburnt on an annual basis[1], increasing the risk of skin cancer later in…

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Dear Editor, One in five Queensland men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer by the age of 85 – our dads, brothers, grandfathers, partners and friends are at risk. Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer among men in Queensland, with around 4000 men diagnosed each year on average. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness…

Volunteer Voice September

Thank you for your support this Daffodil Day Thank you to everyone who volunteered for Daffodil Day on August 25. Your help made the day a huge success! 2000 volunteers across Queensland turned out to staff our stalls and paint the state yellow to provide hope for all Queenslanders affected by cancer. With your support,…

Six tips to spring into better health

Get healthy, fit and feeling great this season with these tips from Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan. Spring cleaning doesn’t have to stop in your living area – it can extend to your health. Here are some simple tips to help you revitalise your wellbeing for the new season. One, clean up your…

Early detection of cancer saved local woman

Cancer survivor Gina Codotto is fighting back against cancer and passionately urging more women to remain vigilant about their health. The Cairns local has been diagnosed with cancer three times – but credits early detection as the reason she is still here today. In recognition of her spirit and determination, has been named Face of…

Cancer Council Queensland set to launch new patient transport service in Brisbane

Next month Cancer Council Queensland will launch a new home-to-treatment transport service in Brisbane. The service, Transport to Treatment, will transport cancer patients living in Brisbane from their homes to and from cancer treatment, helping to ease the burden of the disease on those affected. Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said the service,…