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New silica resources released for National Safe Work Month serves as a reminder of hidden cancer risk

Man cutting granite counter tops outdoors.

Hidden in bricks, tiles and concrete, an almost invisible substance is putting tradespeople and labourers at risk of cancer. Studies[1] have shown that around 587,000 Australian workers each year are exposed to crystalline silica, a Group 1 Carcinogen 100 times smaller than a grain of sand. When inhaled, silica can cause some cases of lung…

Survey seeks to shape future of skin cancer prevention

Public health experts are one step closer to answers on how best to decrease skin cancer rates, following the launch of a Queensland-wide survey on sun protection. Cancer Council Queensland’s Everyday Health Survey seeks to gain understanding of Queenslanders’ knowledge and behaviours towards sun protection and explore how the community wants to be informed about…

Spotlight on childhood cancers

Cancer Council Queensland is dedicated to improving outcomes through research and support. Each year in Australia around 700 children aged zero to 14 will be diagnosed with cancer. No child should have their childhood stripped away from them. No parents should have to witness the pain and suffering caused by this disease. September is International…

SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative grant now open

Cancer Council Queensland and Queensland Government cover kids from the harsh Queensland sun Queensland kids will have more access to shade thanks to funding from the Queensland Government. The 2019 funding round of the SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative has officially opened and the grant recipients for the 2018 funding round have been announced. The initiative,…

Cancer Council Queensland marks World Mental Health Day with free information sessions

Cancer Council's 13 11 20 Helpline

To mark World Mental Health Day (October 10), Cancer Council Queensland will hold five events simultaneously across the state aimed at those affected by cancer and their loved ones. The series of free events, ‘Take time for yourself – improving and maintaining mental health’ will focus on ways people affected by cancer can prioritise their…

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