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AIHW report shows importance of screening and lifestyle choices

Making healthy lifestyle choices and taking part in bowel cancer screening could save your life, according to a first-of-its-kind report on digestive-tract cancers. Colorectal and other digestive-tract cancers was released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Digestive-tract cancers are a major cause of illness and death in Australia, accounting for about two…

Tipping the scales against sugary drinks: Survey shows support for obesity prevention initiatives

Queenslanders want a health levy on sugar-sweetened beverages, with over half of the participants from a new survey in favour of the policy intervention. Results from Cancer Council Queensland and Heart Foundation’s Everyday Health Survey released today on World Obesity Day canvassed community views on sugar-sweetened beverages to identify consumer habits, determine understanding of the…

Cancer patients not alone when it comes to mental health

Tomorrow we mark World Mental Health Day (October 10). Many cancer patients experience emotional distress, so Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan is encouraging Queenslanders affected by the disease to seek the help and support they deserve. Any serious illness can impact mental health. For patients, caregivers, and their loved ones, going through cancer…

SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative keeps kids safe from the sun

Already 105 Queensland schools, childcare centres, community or sporting clubs have benefited from new shade structures as part of the 2018 SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative, with applications for a new round of funding now open. The initiative, led by the Queensland Government and Cancer Council Queensland, enables not-for-profit organisations catering for children 0-18 years to apply for up…

Volunter Voice September 2018

Message from Cindy Welcome to the September edition of Volunteer Voice! Spring is here, and to enter this season in full bloom, I am excited to share our Daffodil Day highlights with you. This year, the event celebrated 32 years of turning Australia yellow, 32 years of raising funds for vital cancer research! On the…

Some great news to lift your day!

As one of our loyal supporters, you may know that for many patients getting to and from their treatment can be a financial burden. The great news is that thanks to generous supporters just like you, in 2017 we launched Transport to Treatment in Cairns. This home-to-treatment transport service gives practical assistance to patients struggling…

Chemotherapy and radiation in childhood can cause rare cancer

Australian children diagnosed with cancer and treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy are around 50 times more likely to be diagnosed with a secondary therapy-related cancer, compared to the general population. New research by Children’s Health Queensland and Cancer Council Queensland, found that childhood cancer survivors had a significantly higher risk of being diagnosed with…

Prostate cancer: What you need to know

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan is encouraging men to get informed about prostate cancer. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Cancer Council Queensland is urging men to help raise awareness of the disease and better understand their risk to help detect it early. Ensure you are informed by reading the below five…

Unlocking the secrets of childhood cancer

Each year in Australia around 700 children aged 0–14 will be diagnosed with cancer. No child should have their childhood stripped away from them. No parents should have to witness the pain and suffering caused by this disease. Promisingly, childhood cancer death rates in Australia have decreased by nearly 40 per cent over the past…