Prevention

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Lunchbox shocks spark warning for kids

Cancer Council will today reveal health shocks found in the average lunchbox, with parents preparing to pack the first of about 200 lunches per child over the year from today. Research shows many lunchboxes contain the recommended serves of fruit but can be alarmingly low on vegetables and high on hidden sugar and salt. Cancer…

Queensland, Cancer Council wants you to Slip into something ugly this Christmas

Ugly Xmas Rashie

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift wraps up why the Ugly Xmas Rashie is a must-have this festive season for Queenslanders. Queenslanders rejoice, this Christmas is about to get ugly, for a good cause! The latest trend in festive fashion has just hit the shelves, with Ugly Xmas Rashies now on sale for all sizes…

Melanoma on the rise as Queenslanders fail to slip, slop, slap

SunSmart

The number of invasive melanomas diagnosed annually is predicted to rise by more than 42 per cent by 2025, if Queenslanders fail to make sun protection a priority. New figures released by Cancer Council Queensland for National Skin Cancer Action Week (November 20-26), show an estimated 5100 Queenslanders will be diagnosed with invasive melanoma in…

National stats confirm Queensland is the Sun Damage State

Health Professional Cancer Network

Queenslanders are more likely to be diagnosed with and die from melanoma than other Australians, a new Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report has found. According to the Skin cancer in Australia* report released today, the state has the highest incidence and mortality rates of melanoma nationally, based on estimates to 2016 and trends…

Cancer Council welcomes interstate action on generational phase-out of smoking

Cancer Council Queensland has welcomed the finding of an interstate Parliamentary Committee that there are no legal impediments to implementing a generational phase-out of cigarettes. The finding by a Tasmanian Parliamentary Committee has effectively cleared the way for the state to push ahead with laws banning the sale of tobacco to young people born after…

Queensland records second lowest rate of cervical screening

Only about half of all eligible women in Queensland get regular pap smears – the second lowest rate in the country, new national figures show. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare issued the latest participation rates for the National Cervical Screening Program (2014/2015) today. The Queensland rate of participation for 2014/15 was just 54.5…