Tag: Cancer

Not-for-profits urged to apply for SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative

Cancer Council Queensland and the Queensland Government are helping turn the Sunshine State into the SunSmart State by protecting younger generations from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. Queensland not-for-profit organisations catering for children and young people aged 0-18 years are now able to apply for much-needed shade through the 2018 SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative.…

Childhood cancer statistics available online for the first time

For the first time Australian doctors, researchers and the community will have greater insight into the impact of childhood cancer across the country, as Cancer Council Queensland releases a comprehensive suite of statistics online today. Australian Childhood Cancer Statistics Online will give people access to the latest incidence, survival and mortality data by sex and…

What does 5 serves of veggies and 2 of fruit a day really mean?

What’s a key part of a nutritious diet? Most of us can automatically recite the answer: fruits and vegetables. And yet research shows when it comes to eating the daily recommended amount of produce, most Queensland adults simply don’t. Only seven per cent of adults eat the recommended five serves of vegetables per day, while…

Re-think sweet this Valentine’s Day: 7 ideas for a healthier celebration

Be sweet to yourself and your loved one this Valentine’s Day, by celebrating in a healthy way. Take the opportunity to make this holiday of love special by getting active, eating nutritious food and living well to help you and your Valentine reduce your cancer risk. That way, you’ll be able to spend many more…

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: get to know the symptoms to save lives

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More women are dying from ovarian cancer than any other gynaecological cancer, as hard-to-detect symptoms are making early detection difficult. This month for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Cancer Council Queensland is urging women to talk about ovarian cancer and understand the potential symptoms in an effort to save more lives. Around 280 women are diagnosed…

Cancer Council Queensland’s 2017 highest fundraisers crowned

Cancer Council Queensland congratulated the highest CancerFREE Challenge fundraisers of 2017

Cancer Council Queensland’s Redlands Volunteer Branch has been crowned the highest CancerFREE Challenge fundraisers of 2017, after raising an outstanding $105,000. The CancerFREE Challenge rewards and acknowledges the top fundraisers in the state by inviting them to fundraise and compete for the rights to name a research grant. The winners were announced at a special…

World Cancer Day: Cancer leaders call for equal access to reduce premature cancer deaths by 25%

Cancer Council Queensland has joined with cancer leaders, health professionals and supporters across the world calling for urgent action to reduce the rate of premature cancer deaths globally, with diagnostic and treatment access to be prioritised. World Cancer Day (Sunday, February 4), aims to raise awareness of the millions of people world-wide facing unequal access…

Failure to introduce a sugary drink tax is no sweet deal

Dear Editor, We need a tax on sugary drinks – it’s as simple as that. Our state’s obesity epidemic is not slowing down and needs to be addressed. Cancer Council Queensland has long called for initiatives to tackle obesity, which includes introducing a 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks. Sweetened beverages are a major…

16,000 Queenslanders set to walk at Relay For Life in 2018

Around 16,000 Queenslanders are expected to take part in Relay For Life events across the state in 2018, united by the goal of giving hope to locals affected by cancer. Cancer Council Queensland is calling on communities to get behind the charity’s largest annual fundraising event by registering a team. 40 events will be held…

Guide to a skin smart summer: How to select and slop sunscreen on correctly

With Queensland in the grips of sweltering conditions and high UV levels, it’s more important than ever to Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide. But despite the majority of people being aware of sunscreen’s importance, many are putting their health at risk by thoughtlessly slopping on the product – or neglecting its use altogether. Recent…

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