Tag: Cancer

Avoid the Santa sizzle as UV levels remain high for Christmas

The only person wearing a coat of red this Christmas should be Santa. Cancer Council Queensland is warning Queenslanders to avoid the Christmas sizzle next week as UV levels and temperatures heat up. Temperatures in some parts of the state will reach the high 30’s, with UV levels hitting 11 or more. Cancer Council Queensland…

Cancer Council Queensland volunteers the unsung heroes of cancer control

Volunteers play a pivotal role in creating a cancer free future.

Today, International Volunteer Day, Cancer Council Queensland is honouring thousands of volunteers who make a tangible difference in the lives of Queenslanders affected by cancer. More than 1300 regularly involved volunteers and 30,000 fundraisers and supporters give their time and energy to Cancer Council Queensland’s mission with one goal in mind – a cancer free…

Queenslanders failing to seek cancer treatment to avoid financial burden

The escalating out-of-pocket costs associated with a cancer diagnosis are deterring some people from seeking treatment, a new Cancer Council Queensland study has found. Cancer Council Queensland’s Everyday Health Survey, Health System Quality and Costs, revealed that high out-of-pocket costs discouraged 35 per cent of people surveyed from seeking medical advice when they noticed signs…

Slip, Slop, Slap for a sun safe school holiday

With tomorrow marking the last day of term three at schools across the State, Cancer Council Queensland is urging families to head into holidays the SunSmart way. On average around 56 per cent of adults and 64 per cent of children are sunburnt on an annual basis[1], increasing the risk of skin cancer later in…

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Dear Editor, One in five Queensland men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer by the age of 85 – our dads, brothers, grandfathers, partners and friends are at risk. Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer among men in Queensland, with around 4000 men diagnosed each year on average. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness…

Cancer Council Queensland set to launch new patient transport service in Brisbane

Next month Cancer Council Queensland will launch a new home-to-treatment transport service in Brisbane. The service, Transport to Treatment, will transport cancer patients living in Brisbane from their homes to and from cancer treatment, helping to ease the burden of the disease on those affected. Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said the service,…

New Cancer Council podcasts help cancer patients navigate through a diagnosis

Queenslanders affected by cancer can now tune in to a new podcast series to help them navigate through their cancer journey. The new series, ‘The Thing About Cancer’, includes 10 information podcasts designed for people affected by cancer, including carers, family members and friends. Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said as more people…

Daffodil Day set to deliver for all Queenslanders, all cancers

More than 220,000 Queensland cancer survivors will be honoured tomorrow on Friday August 25, marking 31 years since Queensland’s first Daffodil Day campaign. Released by Cancer Council Queensland on the eve of Daffodil Day, the latest data confirms there are over 220,000 Queenslanders alive today after being diagnosed with cancer during the past 30 years…

Married at First Sight star shines spotlight on cancer ahead of Daffodil Day

Married at First Sight’s Nadia Stamp has put her quest for love on hold this month and instead devoted her time to making a difference in the fight against cancer! The reality TV star has teamed up with Cancer Council Queensland to show her support for Daffodil Day (August 25), as an official ambassador of…

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