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Cancer Council campaign breaks the silence on bowel cancer

More Queenslanders over 50 are expected to participate in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, thanks to the success of a Queensland-first TV ad breaking the silence on bowel cancer. The Cancer Council advertisement, produced with Federal Government funding, has seen a 46 per cent surge in calls to the Cancer Council Helpline since June.…

Five stars from Queensland for new front-of-pack labelling

Cancer Council has urged the state’s food manufacturers to abandon the daily intake guide and adopt Health Star Ratings, congratulating the Queensland Government for voting with other state and federal ministers to reinstate the scheme today. The Health Star Rating Scheme features ratings from half a star up to five stars and includes nutritional information…

Queenslanders bowling out on bowel cancer test: We must do better

Queenslanders over the age of 50 are risking their lives rather than taking a simple bowel cancer screening test, with a report released today finding 643,000 Australians threw away a free National Bowel Cancer Screening Program kit in 2012-13. The findings have prompted Cancer Council Queensland to renew its call for all eligible Queenslanders to…

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