Prevention

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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…

Slip, Slop, Slap for a sun safe school holiday

With tomorrow marking the last day of term three at schools across the State, Cancer Council Queensland is urging families to head into holidays the SunSmart way. On average around 56 per cent of adults and 64 per cent of children are sunburnt on an annual basis[1], increasing the risk of skin cancer later in…

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Dear Editor, One in five Queensland men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer by the age of 85 – our dads, brothers, grandfathers, partners and friends are at risk. Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer among men in Queensland, with around 4000 men diagnosed each year on average. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness…

Six tips to spring into better health

Get healthy, fit and feeling great this season with these tips from Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan. Spring cleaning doesn’t have to stop in your living area – it can extend to your health. Here are some simple tips to help you revitalise your wellbeing for the new season. One, clean up your…

Cancer Council reveals new Ugly Xmas Rashie design for summer 2017

Australia’s much-loved answer to the Ugly Xmas Sweater is back for 2017 – with a new, true-blue cockatoo design! Cancer Council’s 2017 limited edition Ugly Xmas Rashie, designed by Scody and featuring a cockatoo, is set to be another instant hit for the beach this summer. The Ugly Xmas Rashie first launched in 2015 and…

It’s More Herbs, Less Salt Day

Next time you think a hit-and-miss meal could do with a touch of salt, try reaching for the spice rack instead. ‘More Herbs, Less Salt Day’, on August 29, aims to remind people of the negative impact of too much salt and highlight the many health benefits of herbs and spices. It also aims to…

Daffodil Day set to deliver for all Queenslanders, all cancers

More than 220,000 Queensland cancer survivors will be honoured tomorrow on Friday August 25, marking 31 years since Queensland’s first Daffodil Day campaign. Released by Cancer Council Queensland on the eve of Daffodil Day, the latest data confirms there are over 220,000 Queenslanders alive today after being diagnosed with cancer during the past 30 years…

Married at First Sight star shines spotlight on cancer ahead of Daffodil Day

Married at First Sight’s Nadia Stamp has put her quest for love on hold this month and instead devoted her time to making a difference in the fight against cancer! The reality TV star has teamed up with Cancer Council Queensland to show her support for Daffodil Day (August 25), as an official ambassador of…

Healthy eating hurdles and how to overcome them

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan shares healthy eating tips to help Queenslanders reduce their cancer risk. Healthy eating can be easy, but for some of us it’s hard not to trip up when we face one or two common hurdles. It’s important to identify barriers that keep us from reaching our health goals,…