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Volunteer Voice October 2018

World Mental Health Day On World Mental Health Day, October 10, we encouraged Queenslanders affected by cancer 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 can be an overwhelming experience. Suddenly, you are thrust into a situation where…

Cancer Council Queensland calls for help to tackle tobacco as a social justice issue

Cancer Council Queensland is on a mission to stamp out smoking in disadvantaged communities and is encouraging social and community service organisations to join them. Rates of daily smoking are about three times higher among adults living in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas than those in advantaged areas, and two-and-a-half times for Indigenous Queenslanders – putting people’s…

Girls’ Night In: Make a difference and highlight women’s health

It’s that time of year again – Cancer Council Queensland is encouraging women to harness the power of their friendship to make a difference and raise awareness of women’s cancer through our Girls’ Night In campaign. Simply by registering to host an event at girlsnightin.com.au, getting together with friends and donating what you would have…

Meet William Bruce, Cancer Connect Volunteer

We sat down with William Bruce, Cancer Connect Volunteer, to find out more about his role. What does your role involve? Via CCQ I have contacted men around the country who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer who wish to discuss the treatment and side effects that I experienced, such as brachytherapy. Tell me a…

1800 Australian cancers caused by lack of fruit and veggies

Research has revealed, for the first time, how many cancers in Australia are caused by an insufficient fruit and vegetable intake. A study[1] led by researchers at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute revealed that out of all cancers, 1.7 per cent are directly attributable to inadequate consumption of fruit and non-starchy vegetables – or 1800…

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…

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