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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…

Volunteer Voice August 2018

Chemotherapy services consultation workshop for consumers The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) in collaboration with the National Cancer Expert Reference Group (NCERG) are developing a resource to support the implementation of the National Safety and Quality Health Services (NSQHS) Standards (second edition) and improve the safety and quality of…

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…

We couldn’t do it without you

Thank you for joining the Cancer Council Queensland family. Your amazing and generous gift helps fund vital cancer research, run lifesaving education programs, and support the thousands of Queensland families affected by cancer each year who need our help. Just 30 years ago, only 47 per cent of people survived cancer for five years or…

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