2017

Workplaces urged to tip the scales for World Obesity Day

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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…

Cancer Council Queensland issues heatwave warning

Cancer Council Queensland is urging all Queenslanders to stay safe and SunSmart today, with temperatures expected to top around 40 degrees in some parts of the State. The heatwave is hitting Queensland unseasonably early this year, with the UV Index also expected to reach extreme levels. Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan warned of…

Join 20,000 Queenslanders Relaying for a cancer free future

As Relay For Life organisers amp up last-minute preparations for the final 2017 events in Queensland, local communities are being urged to throw their support behind the cause. Already 23 Relay For Life events have been held across the state in 2017, with the 14 remaining events to be held during October. This year more…

Jo and Mon prove girl power makes a difference in cancer fight

97.3FM and 4KQ Breakfast radio newsreaders Monique Dews and Jo Hayes are calling on Queenslanders to show their support for women affected by cancer by hosting a Girls’ Night In. The radio presenters have teamed up with Cancer Council Queensland as ambassadors for the anticipated Girls’ Night In campaign, encouraging Queenslanders to get the girls…

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…

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