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Thank you for supporting Daffodil Day

Dear Editor, I write to thank locals for their outstanding support of Daffodil Day (August 24). Last week, nearly 700,000 daffodils were sold in support of Queenslanders affected by cancer. All funds raised from the initiative will be reinvested in cancer research looking into better treatment options and early detection methods. It’s our mission to…

Who will you Dedicate a Daffodil to?

Cancer Council is calling on all Queenslanders to help fund vital cancer research by dedicating a virtual daffodil to someone they love, ahead of Daffodil Day (August 24). Over the past 20 years, more than 61,000 Australian lives have been saved by improvements in cancer prevention, screening and treatment as a result of cancer research.…

Robotic surgery giving hope to prostate cancer patients

In a world first trial, Australian researchers have found that robotic-assisted prostatectomy is providing equal outcomes for urinary and erectile function to open prostatectomy. Published in The Lancet Oncology, the study, led by researchers at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Menzies Health Institute Queensland, and funded by Cancer Council Queensland, found that the…

Men’s health in bad shape compared to women, research shows

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Men’s unhealthy lifestyle habits are catching up to them, with rates of some potentially preventable cancers more than 3.6 times higher in men than women. This week for Men’s Health Week (June 11-17), Cancer Council Queensland is urging men to get informed and reduce their risk of preventable cancers by taking small steps to improve…

Premature cancer deaths a significant burden in Queensland

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The number of Queenslanders dying prematurely from lung, bowel and breast cancer resulted in a staggering 63,260 years of life lost in 2015 – a new Australian Institute of Health and Welfare study has found. A new preliminary report, Australian Burden of Disease Study 2015: fatal burden, estimated that 32,514 years of life were lost…

Breast cancer survival disparities consistent across Australia

Queensland researchers in collaboration with Cancer Australia have undertaken the nation’s first systematic review examining published evidence showing how breast cancer outcomes across the continuum of care varied for Australian women depending on where they lived. The Cancer Council Queensland study, published in BMJ Open, found that regional women across Australia consistently faced lower survival…

New research: Queensland a melanoma hot spot for young adults

Queensland has the highest rates of cancer among young adults and adolescents aged 15-24 years in Australia, as a result of high melanoma rates across the Sunshine State. A new report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Cancer in adolescents and young adults in Australia, found that in Queensland there were…

Drinking habits of Queenslanders causing hundreds of cancer cases

Hundreds of Queenslanders are being diagnosed with cancer every year because they’re drinking too much alcohol. It’s estimated that around 760 cancer cases and 210 cancer deaths could be attributable to alcohol consumption annually across the State – prompting Cancer Council Queensland to call for greater awareness of alcohol-related health risks. Cancer Council Queensland CEO…

Women living in north and west Queensland face increasing chance of breast cancer

Breast cancer incidence rates are increasing faster in north and west Queensland than in the rest of the state, a new Cancer Council Queensland study has found[1]. Researchers from Cancer Council Queensland examined incidence and survival patterns for the five most common cancers in 516 areas across the state, diagnosed between 1997-2004 and 2005-2012. For…

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…