letter to the Editor

Failure to introduce a sugary drink tax is no sweet deal

Dear Editor, We need a tax on sugary drinks – it’s as simple as that. Our state’s obesity epidemic is not slowing down and needs to be addressed. Cancer Council Queensland has long called for initiatives to tackle obesity, which includes introducing a 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks. Sweetened beverages are a major…

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…

Cancer Council applauds Government action to improve hospital parking

Dear Editor, I write to commend the State Government on their announcement to make an additional 100,000 free and discounted car parking spaces available at public hospitals each year to help Queenslanders in need. The $7.5 million boost, which is part of a four-point action plan, will significantly advance our efforts to better support Queensland…

Cancer in Queensland: a community issue

We all have a role to play in cancer control. As mothers, fathers, grandparents, friends, colleagues, football coaches, and members of the community. One Queenslander is diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes, and all of us know someone who has been impacted. It’s a disease that affects all of us in some way, often leaving…

The true cost of cancer – have your say

Dear Editor, Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be an extremely distressing time for those diagnosed and their family – but when coupled with financial uncertainties those stresses can escalate. Cancer Council Queensland has launched a Queensland-first survey to better understand the crippling financial burden faced by thousands of families every year. Our latest Everyday Health…

Letter to the Editor: Get active, get inspired

Dear Editor, At least one third of all cancers in Queensland – around 9000 every year – are preventable through healthy lifestyle choices, including being active and maintaining a healthy weight. This year, we’re calling on Queenslanders to make their health a priority and reduce their own risk of cancer by joining Team CCQ! Team…

Letter to the Editor – Take charge of your health and a cancer free future

Dear Editor, This month, thousands of Queenslanders are charging through March by hitting the pavement to help beat cancer! The March Charge, which reaches the halfway mark this week, challenges Queenslanders to run or walk throughout the month to improve their health and raise funds for Cancer Council. To those taking part – we’re cheering…

Letter to the Editor – Close The
Gap Day

Dear Editor, This Thursday (March 16), Australians will mark Close the Gap day nationally. For us at Cancer Council Queensland, this day is an opportunity to raise awareness and take action to achieve health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The latest figures from the AIHW show Indigenous Australians still experience significantly higher…

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