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Get to know your skin, urges Cancer Council

Cancer Council is urging Queenslanders to get to know their own skin and stay vigilant about early detection, with reports of misdiagnosis for some types of melanoma in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology. The research focused on some of the less common subtypes of melanoma, such as nodular melanoma – which accounts for about 8…

Newspoll survey shows tea an old-time favourite for Queenslanders – let’s make it count!

A national newspoll survey has revealed Queenslanders class tea as an all-time favourite beverage – with regular black reigning as tea of choice, and most connoisseurs preferring to sip their favourite brew out of a mug. The Cancer Council Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea Newspoll survey, conducted nationally among adults aged 18-64, found a whopping majority…

Cheesecake, chocolate replace carrots and corn

Cheesecakes, corn chips, lollies and pastries are dominating the national diet, with a new report finding Australians eating less fruits and vegetables now than ever before. The Australian Bureau of Statistics released Australian Health Survey: Nutrition First Results – Foods and Nutrients, the first detailed report into Australia’s eating habits for 15 years on Friday.…

Volunteers powering for a cancer free future: Cancer Council says ‘Thanks!’

National Volunteer Week (12-18 May): Volunteers have been recognised this week by Cancer Council Queensland for contributing to improved cancer survival rates in Queensland. Cancer Council Queensland CEO, Professor Jeff Dunn, paid tribute to the organisation’s 40,000 volunteers. “Volunteers are vital to cancer control. They work each day within the community to promote cancer prevention…

Celebrating a decade of cancer counselling in Queensland

Cancer Council Queensland has delivered more than 21,000 counselling sessions in the past decade through its free service, which celebrates its 10th birthday in Brisbane today. Since the Cancer Counselling Service opened in April 2004, more than 7600 Queenslanders impacted by cancer have received support through face-to-face or telephone counselling. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie…

Insomnia rate three times higher in cancer survivors

With rates of insomnia up to three times higher in cancer survivors than the general population, cancer survivors have been urged to take part in an Australian-first survey on the impacts of their diagnosis. Figures show around 63 per cent of Australian cancer survivors suffer sleep disturbance and about 30 per cent meet the clinical…

Give the gift of giving this Mother’s Day!

Cancer Council is giving the gift of giving this Mother’s Day, inviting Queenslanders to create a personalised vintage eCard for Mum while making a donation towards beating women’s cancers. More than 4000 Queenslanders will be diagnosed with a women’s cancer this year, and around 750 will die from breast or gynaecological cancer. Cancer Council Queensland…

Brisbane sippers will make every cup count!

Brisbane residents will make every cup count on Thursday May 22 at morning teas throughout the city and the Stamford Plaza will join millions of everyday Aussies putting the kettle on for the 21st Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea! Channel 7’s Liz Cantor and 96Five Family Show’s Liam Renton will host the high tea, where guests…

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