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Cervical cancer patients with multiple health conditions face lower chance of survival

Women who are unwell or have other diseases when diagnosed with cervical cancer are more likely to die from their cancer diagnosis, than women who have better overall health. Despite most health issues not being linked to the cancer itself, new research from Cancer Council Queensland, in collaboration with Menzies School of Health Research, shows…

Thank you for supporting Daffodil Day

Dear Editor, I write to thank locals for their outstanding support of Daffodil Day (August 24). Last week, nearly 700,000 daffodils were sold in support of Queenslanders affected by cancer. All funds raised from the initiative will be reinvested in cancer research looking into better treatment options and early detection methods. It’s our mission to…

Robotic surgery giving hope to prostate cancer patients

In a world first trial, Australian researchers have found that robotic-assisted prostatectomy is providing equal outcomes for urinary and erectile function to open prostatectomy. Published in The Lancet Oncology, the study, led by researchers at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Menzies Health Institute Queensland, and funded by Cancer Council Queensland, found that the…

Premature cancer deaths a significant burden in Queensland

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The number of Queenslanders dying prematurely from lung, bowel and breast cancer resulted in a staggering 63,260 years of life lost in 2015 – a new Australian Institute of Health and Welfare study has found. A new preliminary report, Australian Burden of Disease Study 2015: fatal burden, estimated that 32,514 years of life were lost…

Breast cancer survival disparities consistent across Australia

Queensland researchers in collaboration with Cancer Australia have undertaken the nation’s first systematic review examining published evidence showing how breast cancer outcomes across the continuum of care varied for Australian women depending on where they lived. The Cancer Council Queensland study, published in BMJ Open, found that regional women across Australia consistently faced lower survival…

New research: Queensland a melanoma hot spot for young adults

Queensland has the highest rates of cancer among young adults and adolescents aged 15-24 years in Australia, as a result of high melanoma rates across the Sunshine State. A new report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Cancer in adolescents and young adults in Australia, found that in Queensland there were…

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…

Women living in north and west Queensland face increasing chance of breast cancer

Breast cancer incidence rates are increasing faster in north and west Queensland than in the rest of the state, a new Cancer Council Queensland study has found[1]. Researchers from Cancer Council Queensland examined incidence and survival patterns for the five most common cancers in 516 areas across the state, diagnosed between 1997-2004 and 2005-2012. For…

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