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Sometimes the little things mean the most

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Dealing with a cancer diagnosis and the rigours of treatment are huge challenges for most people, and sometimes it’s the things that seem little that can impact the most. Hair loss can be an extremely confronting and distressing time for those affected, but thanks to your amazing support, patients affected are not alone. People diagnosed…

Need a healthy dinner idea?

We know how hard it can be to come up with a healthy dinner plan at the end of a long day – but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Check out our great Healthy Dinners Cookbook; it’s packed with great recipes we know you will love. Not only are they delicious, but as part…

Can we help you or someone you love?

Thanks to you, every day cancer patients and their families can access the information and support they need to cope better with cancer. Our 13 11 20 health professionals offer invaluable one-on-one phone support to anyone affected by cancer. In 2017, we provided support to over 11,280 people impacted by cancer with 13 11 20…

Stay safe in the sun with our free app

Did you know that Queensland has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world? Each year in Queensland around 324,000 non-melanoma skin cancers and 3700 skin cancers are diagnosed each year. Thanks to your support, every day our education and prevention programs are helping Queensland families lower their cancer risk. Our nutrition and exercise…

Alumni August 2018

Welcome to the third edition of our Friends of CCQ newsletter. It’s already September and we have some great achievements to celebrate! May saw thousands of Queenslanders pop the kettle to celebrate 25 years of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. In total we raised over two million dollars, thanks to our volunteers and supporters. One year…

Q&A with Dr Kate Gartlan

Senior Research Officer, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute We sat down with Dr Kate Gartlan, to find out more about her Cancer Council Queensland funded research.   What is your area of research? I am very interested in the pathways and mechanisms that drive inflammation, which are important in a broad range of diseases including…

My hope for the future

Meet hospital-based and lodge volunteer, Helen Atkinson.   It’s a special moment in the day, one many patients look forward to, perhaps relieving the boredom, or the chance to see a friendly face and have a chat or share some fears about their future. This is the special role Helen Atkinson plays in many lives…

How to talk to someone with cancer

It’s often difficult to know what to say or how to start a conversation with someone with cancer. Do you change the subject? Do you stay quiet worried you’ll say the wrong thing? If so, you’re not alone. Many people don’t know what to say to a person who has cancer. However, staying in touch is always better than…

Learning to relax

Many people facing cancer have said that learning ways to better manage stress, such as practicing relaxation, has helped them cope with their cancer experience.  This is well supported by research which has demonstrated that training in relaxation techniques can reduce anxiety and improve emotional wellbeing.   These skills can also be useful for managing other stressful situations such as…