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Prostate cancer: What you need to know

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan is encouraging men to get informed about prostate cancer. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Cancer Council Queensland is urging men to help raise awareness of the disease and better understand their risk to help detect it early. Ensure you are informed by reading the below five…

Can we help you or someone you love?

Thanks to you, every day cancer patients and their families can access the information and support they need to cope better with cancer. Our 13 11 20 health professionals offer invaluable one-on-one phone support to anyone affected by cancer. In 2017, we provided support to over 11,280 people impacted by cancer with 13 11 20…

Alumni August 2018

Welcome to the third edition of our Friends of CCQ newsletter. It’s already September and we have some great achievements to celebrate! May saw thousands of Queenslanders pop the kettle to celebrate 25 years of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. In total we raised over two million dollars, thanks to our volunteers and supporters. One year…

Q&A with Dr Kate Gartlan

Senior Research Officer, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute We sat down with Dr Kate Gartlan, to find out more about her Cancer Council Queensland funded research.   What is your area of research? I am very interested in the pathways and mechanisms that drive inflammation, which are important in a broad range of diseases including…

My hope for the future

Meet hospital-based and lodge volunteer, Helen Atkinson.   It’s a special moment in the day, one many patients look forward to, perhaps relieving the boredom, or the chance to see a friendly face and have a chat or share some fears about their future. This is the special role Helen Atkinson plays in many lives…

How to talk to someone with cancer

It’s often difficult to know what to say or how to start a conversation with someone with cancer. Do you change the subject? Do you stay quiet worried you’ll say the wrong thing? If so, you’re not alone. Many people don’t know what to say to a person who has cancer. However, staying in touch is always better than…

Cervical cancer patients with multiple health conditions face lower chance of survival

Women who are unwell or have other diseases when diagnosed with cervical cancer are more likely to die from their cancer diagnosis, than women who have better overall health. Despite most health issues not being linked to the cancer itself, new research from Cancer Council Queensland, in collaboration with Menzies School of Health Research, shows…

Challenge yourself to get fit for Walk for Women’s Cancers: Here are 5 tips to get started

Walk for Women’s Cancers is an opportunity to step out and enjoy a scenic beachside walk while giving hope to all Queensland women affected by cancer. Held during September in Cairns, Yeppoon, Bargara, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast, in support of Cancer Council Queensland, the fundraising walk also provides an opportunity for families to get…

Thank you for supporting Daffodil Day

Dear Editor, I write to thank locals for their outstanding support of Daffodil Day (August 24). Last week, nearly 700,000 daffodils were sold in support of Queenslanders affected by cancer. All funds raised from the initiative will be reinvested in cancer research looking into better treatment options and early detection methods. It’s our mission to…

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