Monthly Archives: November 2018

Urgent sun safety warning as summer kicks off

It’s officially summer tomorrow and scorching new figures show the sun safety message isn’t sinking in, with half of all Queenslanders getting sunburnt every year. The Health of Queenslanders 2018 report revealed that only one in two children and one in five adults used daily sun protection and that 54 per cent of adults and 46 per…

Healthier Christmas cake recipe

Did you know, that during the Christmas period, Aussies gain an extra 0.8 to 1.5 kilograms, on average, just from overeating? But there is no need to fear the festive season – a healthy Christmas is a lot easier than you think! The below recipe is a healthy twist on the Christmas pudding, that won’t…

Raising awareness for pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of the top five causes of cancer deaths in Queensland and early diagnosis is vital to increasing chances of survival. November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and Cancer Council Queensland is raising awareness about the disease and associated challenges. Around 554 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in Queensland each year…

Cancer burden weighs heavy on health report card

The Health of Queenslanders 2018 report, released this week, has shown that cancer is still the leading cause of disease burden in Queensland – and Cancer Council Queensland has echoed calls from the Chief Health Officer that more needs to be done to address the impact of preventable factors.* Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan…

Public support needed to eliminate cervical cancer

Imagine if there was type of cancer that could be eliminated in the future. A cancer for which there was screening readily available, that could detect precancerous cells and result in effective treatment, so the cancer would be prevented from even developing. That’s cervical cancer. This week is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week (November 12-18)…

Volunteer Voice October 2018

World Mental Health Day On World Mental Health Day, October 10, we encouraged Queenslanders affected by cancer 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 can be an overwhelming experience. Suddenly, you are thrust into a situation where…

Cancer Council Queensland calls for help to tackle tobacco as a social justice issue

Cancer Council Queensland is on a mission to stamp out smoking in disadvantaged communities and is encouraging social and community service organisations to join them. Rates of daily smoking are about three times higher among adults living in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas than those in advantaged areas, and two-and-a-half times for Indigenous Queenslanders – putting people’s…