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Robotic surgery giving hope to prostate cancer patients

In a world first trial, Australian researchers have found that robotic-assisted prostatectomy is providing equal outcomes for urinary and erectile function to open prostatectomy. Published in The Lancet Oncology, the study, led by researchers at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Menzies Health Institute Queensland, and funded by Cancer Council Queensland, found that the…

Have your say: The future of sugary drinks

Queenslanders are being urged to speak up and voice their opinion on sugar-sweetened beverages, as Cancer Council Queensland and Heart Foundation launch a new state-wide health survey today. The Everyday Health Survey, Sugar-sweetened beverages, aims to identify consumer habits, determine understanding of the health impacts of sugary drinks, and assess support for proposed regulations to…

Men’s health in bad shape compared to women, research shows

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Men’s unhealthy lifestyle habits are catching up to them, with rates of some potentially preventable cancers more than 3.6 times higher in men than women. This week for Men’s Health Week (June 11-17), Cancer Council Queensland is urging men to get informed and reduce their risk of preventable cancers by taking small steps to improve…

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

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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,…

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…

Help fight cancer by sharing your thoughts – Health Professionals

Researchers from Cancer Council Queensland and Queensland University of Technology are seeking Brisbane-based Health Professionals who work with cancer patients to join a focus group to help us better understand how health professionals interpret cancer-related statistics, particularly their understanding of disease maps. The information will play a crucial role in the way we communicate these…

High intensity exercise improves the health of bowel cancer survivors

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High intensity exercise is significantly more effective in improving the health of bowel cancer survivors than moderate intensity exercise, a new study has found. The UQ, Cancer Council and Griffith University study* is the first to compare the different effects of moderate and high intensity exercise on fitness and body composition in any cancer survivorship…

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