Prevention

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Cervical Screening Program: your questions answered

By Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan If you have a cervix – this is for you! At the end of last year, the two-yearly pap test was replaced with a new cer vical screening program. The new program will screen women aged 25-74 every five years, with evidence showing the renewed program is far…

Drinking habits of Queenslanders causing hundreds of cancer cases

Hundreds of Queenslanders are being diagnosed with cancer every year because they’re drinking too much alcohol. It’s estimated that around 760 cancer cases and 210 cancer deaths could be attributable to alcohol consumption annually across the State – prompting Cancer Council Queensland to call for greater awareness of alcohol-related health risks. Cancer Council Queensland CEO…

The cancer risk factors you might not be aware of yet

The causes of cancer are complex, but many cases can be prevented by healthy lifestyle choices, as Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan explains. Thanks to successful health campaigns, we have seen positive changes in sun-related and smoking behaviours and attitudes. Each year, thousands of skin cancer cases are prevented because people are more…

SunSmart app protecting Commonwealth Games visitors

Cancer Council Queensland has issued a warning to visitors descending on the Sunshine State for the Commonwealth Games to be vigilant of Queensland’s harsh UV levels. Melanoma rates are around 40 per cent higher in Queensland compared to the national average , as a result of the UV Index causing skin damage all year round…

Egg-xorbitant sugar levels found in Easter favourites

easter chocolate

Whether you like mini or mega-size, chocolate bunnies, eggs or blocks – Cancer Council Queensland is warning people to avoid the chocolate binge this Easter! Most Easter treats contain alarming amounts of sugar, making their effects on health and well-being not-so-sweet. An average 250g milk chocolate bunny contains around 36 teaspoons of sugar, a hollow…

Eating well for your waistline and wallet

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan explains that eating healthily doesn’t have to hit your hip pocket. Have you been shocked by the amount of unhealthy food that’s slipped into your shopping cart or the total you’ve managed to rack up at the checkout? Between the latest food trends, marketing hype and product placement,…

Sugary drinks a recipe for disaster – we can all cut down for better health

It’s no secret that we shouldn’t be drinking sugary drinks. As more and more research investigates the ill effects of regular consumption of soft drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks and cordials, it may be time for you to give it up, or at least reduce the amount you consume on a daily or weekly basis.…

Schools warned against sun complacency as seasons change

Kids in hats at a SunSmart School

Cancer Council Queensland has issued a reminder to schools and early childhood centres, warning them not to become complacent about sun safety as summer turns into autumn. The UV Index can remain dangerously high throughout all seasons in Queensland, increasing the risk of sunburn and long-term skin damage. Research shows high sun exposure in the…

Get active, get inspired with Team CCQ

It’s almost autumn, so if your 2018 health goals have taken a backseat, you may need a catalyst. One of the easiest ways to motivate and push yourself is to take part in an organised event, so that you have a deadline to work towards. Once you register, the countdown to get fit begins. Getting…

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