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Queensland blokes – get your beard on!

Cancer Council is calling all Queensland men to ‘get their beard on’ as it launches its latest fundraising campaign, Beard150, this Men’s Health Week! Beard150 calls on more than 150 men to grow a beard and raise funds for men’s cancers over 150 days, in the hope of raising more than $150,000. More than 13,400…

Queensland cancer chief honoured with top award

Cancer Council Queensland CEO, Professor Jeff Dunn, has been appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia in recognition of distinguished service to cancer control. The Queen’s Birthday Honours List acknowledges Professor Dunn’s contribution to the field of psycho-oncology through local and international promotion of innovative cancer care. Fewer than 2,220 Australians have received the…

Slip, slop, slap slows critically with winter chill

Less than three per cent of Queensland adults will take sufficient precaution against skin cancer this winter, increasing their risk of the state’s most commonly diagnosed cancer. Figures from the latest Self reported health status survey* show only 2.5 per cent of adults in Queensland abide by all five recommended sun protective behaviours in winter:…

Queenslanders urged to take life-saving bowel test

Queenslanders aged 50 and over are being urged to screen for bowel cancer, with the launch of the state’s first ever TV campaign promoting the life-saving benefits of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. Developed by Cancer Council with funding from the Australian Government, the campaign follows a federal budget announcement that the free screening…

One year on: Cancer Council lodge makes a difference

Cancer Council Queensland’s $6 million Ellis Lodge in South Brisbane will celebrate its first anniversary today, Friday 30 May, from 10am. Cancer Council Queensland past and present lodge residents, health care professionals, donors, CCQ staff and volunteers will attend the celebration for speeches, cutting of the cake and a tour of Ellis Lodge. Since the…

Cancer Council takes on women’s cancers!

The statistics are compelling – around 10 women every day in Queensland receive the devastating news that they have breast or gynaecological cancer. About 4000 Queensland women will be diagnosed with a women’s cancer this year, and sadly more than 750 women will die from breast or gynaecological cancer. Cancer Council Queensland has launched a…

New app tips the scales for Queenslanders

A new app launched today is the latest weapon in the fight against overweight and obesity, with figures showing only 12 per cent of Queensland adults are a healthy weight and lead healthy lifestyles. The Health & Fitness Age Challenge app was launched by Queensland Health to help residents get healthier and happier – an…

New app tips the scales for Queenslanders

A new app launched today is the latest weapon in the fight against overweight and obesity, with figures showing only 12 per cent of Queensland adults are a healthy weight and lead healthy lifestyles. The Health & Fitness Age Challenge app was launched by Queensland Health to help residents get healthier and happier – an…

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