Tag: Cancer

Healthy eating hurdles and how to overcome them

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan shares healthy eating tips to help Queenslanders reduce their cancer risk. Healthy eating can be easy, but for some of us it’s hard not to trip up when we face one or two common hurdles. It’s important to identify barriers that keep us from reaching our health goals,…

Urgent action needed to fight tobacco’s tragic toll on tradies

Trade workers are at a greater risk of smoking-related illness and disease than white-collar professionals, prompting Cancer Council Queensland to call for sector-wide action against smoking. The call coincides with National Tradies Health Month (August 1-31). Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan urged employers, unions, and trade workers to make trade workers’ health and…

Face of Walk For Women’s Cancers is living her best life after breast cancer

Janet Kake has been diagnosed with breast cancer not once, but three times. The Eumundi local, 53, was first diagnosed with cancer at only 33-years-old, with her most recent reoccurrence just three years ago. “The first time I was diagnosed, I only went to see the doctor because I had a pain under my  arm…

Register for Sunshine Coast walk now to win luxury stay

Walk to beat women’s cancers and you could win! Those who register online for the Sunshine Coast Walk For Women’s Cancers event before August 11 will go in the draw to win a getaway for up to six people at Plantation Resort at Rainbow. Perfectly situated in the main street of Rainbow Beach, across from…

New program targets health of Queensland teachers

Hundreds of teachers across the state are set to benefit from a new program targeting teachers’ health. The program, developed jointly by Cancer Council Queensland and TUH, will be rolled out from September, focussing on cancer prevention and healthy living. Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said Queensland teachers deserved every encouragement to care…

Queensland researchers discover cancer kill switch for breast cancer subtype

Women with particular sub-types of breast cancer have been given new hope, thanks to a discovery by Queensland researchers identifying a new way to kill certain types of cancer cells. Funded by Cancer Council Queensland, a University of Queensland study published in the international journal Oncogene has found that some women with breast cancer could…

Cancer Council applauds Government action to improve hospital parking

Dear Editor, I write to commend the State Government on their announcement to make an additional 100,000 free and discounted car parking spaces available at public hospitals each year to help Queenslanders in need. The $7.5 million boost, which is part of a four-point action plan, will significantly advance our efforts to better support Queensland…

Queensland kids fail the fruit and veg test

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New figures show 95 per cent of Queensland children don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, putting their short and long term health at serious risk. The latest results from the Australian Bureau of Statistic’s National Health Survey show only 4.3 per cent of children aged two to 18 years eat the recommended amount of fruits…

Cancer Council helps parents talk to kids about cancer

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Cancer Council has launched the latest edition of its nationally accredited guide to help parents talk to their children about cancer – from breaking the news of a diagnosis, to coping with life after treatment. Talking to Kids About Cancer is a national resource, designed to help parents talk with children of various ages about…

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