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Public support needed to eliminate cervical cancer

Imagine if there was type of cancer that could be eliminated in the future. A cancer for which there was screening readily available, that could detect precancerous cells and result in effective treatment, so the cancer would be prevented from even developing. That’s cervical cancer. This week is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week (November 12-18)…

Some great news to lift your day!

As one of our loyal supporters, you may know that for many patients getting to and from their treatment can be a financial burden. The great news is that thanks to generous supporters just like you, in 2017 we launched Transport to Treatment in Cairns. This home-to-treatment transport service gives practical assistance to patients struggling…

Unlocking the secrets of childhood cancer

Each year in Australia around 700 children aged 0–14 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. Promisingly, childhood cancer death rates in Australia have decreased by nearly 40 per cent over the past…

Sometimes the little things mean the most

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Dealing with a cancer diagnosis and the rigours of treatment are huge challenges for most people, and sometimes it’s the things that seem little that can impact the most. Hair loss can be an extremely confronting and distressing time for those affected, but thanks to your amazing support, patients affected are not alone. People diagnosed…

Need a healthy dinner idea?

We know how hard it can be to come up with a healthy dinner plan at the end of a long day – but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Check out our great Healthy Dinners Cookbook; it’s packed with great recipes we know you will love. Not only are they delicious, but as part…

Stay safe in the sun with our free app

Did you know that Queensland has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world? Each year in Queensland around 324,000 non-melanoma skin cancers and 3700 skin cancers are diagnosed each year. Thanks to your support, every day our education and prevention programs are helping Queensland families lower their cancer risk. Our nutrition and exercise…

Learning to relax

Many people facing cancer have said that learning ways to better manage stress, such as practicing relaxation, has helped them cope with their cancer experience.  This is well supported by research which has demonstrated that training in relaxation techniques can reduce anxiety and improve emotional wellbeing.   These skills can also be useful for managing other stressful situations such as…

We couldn’t do it without you

Thank you for joining the Cancer Council Queensland family. Your amazing and generous gift helps fund vital cancer research, run lifesaving education programs, and support the thousands of Queensland families affected by cancer each year who need our help. Just 30 years ago, only 47 per cent of people survived cancer for five years or…

30 movies you’ll want to watch at your Girls’ Night In

If you’ve been run off your feet all week, a Girls’ Night In movie night – complete with a pile of blankets, snacks and your besties – is the only answer. So, call up your friends, buy some popcorn and spend a night in, donating what you would have on a night out to our…

20 Girls’ Night In ideas to help you throw a Pinterest-worthy party

There’s nothing like a night in with the girls: great stories and non-stop laughter. So, send out the invite to your best friends and start planning a Girls’ Night In to support Cancer Council Queensland and their vital work! Not only will you have a fun and relaxing night in with your girlfriends, but you’ll…