Prevention

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Queenslanders speak out in support of smoke-free places

Around three quarters of adults in Queensland are still exposed to second-hand smoke in public places on a weekly basis despite the state’s extensive smoking laws, a new study has found. Cancer Council Queensland, Heart Foundation Queensland and Asthma Australia’s Smoke-free Places Survey found that 76 per cent of people reported being exposed to second-hand…

Melanoma rates stabilising in Queensland for the first time

For the first time Queensland researchers have found that incidence rates for invasive melanomas have started to stabilise or fall in those aged under 60 years, a groundbreaking new study shows. The Cancer Council Queensland study[1], published in the International Journal of Cancer, examined melanoma incidence and mortality rates from the past 20 years, with…

Beat the heat this summer: 7 tips to exercise safely

Warm, sunny days are perfect for heading outdoors and having fun, but with extreme heat sure to hit Queensland this summer, it’s time to start considering how you will get active safely and consistently. Exercising in hot or humid conditions can put extra stress on your body and lead to dehydration and heat illness. While…

New Cancer Council program set to benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers

Health professionals

Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers are set to benefit from a new program, launched to help combat cancer survival disparities among Indigenous communities. Cancer Council Queensland’s new two-day program, Caring for Our Community, aims to enhance the role, knowledge and practice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers in cancer care,…

Workplaces urged to tip the scales for World Obesity Day

Heathy Eating

The number of overweight and obese Queenslanders is expected to bulge to 3 million people by 2026 if current trends continue, up from 2.5 million in 2016[1]. This World Obesity Day (Wednesday, October 11), Cancer Council Queensland is calling on workplaces to help reduce the burden of obesity by putting their weight behind improved healthy…

Cancer Council Queensland issues heatwave warning

Cancer Council Queensland is urging all Queenslanders to stay safe and SunSmart today, with temperatures expected to top around 40 degrees in some parts of the State. The heatwave is hitting Queensland unseasonably early this year, with the UV Index also expected to reach extreme levels. Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan warned of…

Have your say: The future of smoking in Queensland

Three Queensland health organisations have joined forces to help combat smoking across the state, and clear the air for thousands of Queenslanders impacted by second-hand-smoke. Cancer Council Queensland, Heart Foundation and Asthma Foundation have today launched a statewide survey on smoking, giving Queenslanders the opportunity to have their say about smoke-free places and tobacco control.…

Queenslanders failing to seek cancer treatment to avoid financial burden

The escalating out-of-pocket costs associated with a cancer diagnosis are deterring some people from seeking treatment, a new Cancer Council Queensland study has found. Cancer Council Queensland’s Everyday Health Survey, Health System Quality and Costs, revealed that high out-of-pocket costs discouraged 35 per cent of people surveyed from seeking medical advice when they noticed signs…