Have a merry, healthy Christmas and beat the holiday bulge

Being SunSmart and living well after cancer.

Christmas is upon us and it’s time to talk turkey about how to have a healthier, happier festive season! With gatherings and celebrations aplenty, temptation to indulge is greater and failing to plan for a healthy holiday can lead to overeating, extensive sedentary behavior and weight gain. According to Nutrition Australia, the average Aussie gains…

Cancer Council Christmas Appeal heralds hope for Queensland families

To help give hope to Queensland families fighting cancer this Christmas, Cancer Council Queensland has launched its 2017 Christmas Appeal. In Queensland around 27,000 people have been diagnosed with cancer this year and an estimated 8700 have died from the disease – mums, dads, sisters, brothers, children, grandparents, and friends. To make a difference in…

Australia’s youngest affected by rising cancer rates

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Childhood cancer incidence rates are on the rise in Australia and cancer remains one of the leading causes of death in those aged 14 and under. The latest data from the Australian Childhood Cancer Registry, managed by Cancer Council Queensland, found that cancer rates increased by 11 per cent from 2006 to 2014 in those…

Cancer Council Queensland volunteers the unsung heroes of cancer control

Volunteers play a pivotal role in creating a cancer free future.

Today, International Volunteer Day, Cancer Council Queensland is honouring thousands of volunteers who make a tangible difference in the lives of Queenslanders affected by cancer. More than 1300 regularly involved volunteers and 30,000 fundraisers and supporters give their time and energy to Cancer Council Queensland’s mission with one goal in mind – a cancer free…

Community cervix announcement: new screening program launches

Cancer Council Queensland has welcomed a new cervical screening program which will come into effect on December 1, replacing the two-yearly pap test. Those aged between 25 and 74 years will be eligible to take part in the screening program every five years. Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said the new Cervical Screening…

Unfit Australians contributing to cancer burden

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More than half of Australian adults are inactive or participate in low levels of physical activity, contributing significantly to the burden of bowel, uterine and breast cancer. A new Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, Impact of physical inactivity as a risk factor for chronic conditions, showed that physical inactivity was responsible for 16…

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