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Plan ahead to avoid long weekend burn, Cancer Council warns


As millions prepare for the long weekend, Cancer Council Queensland is reminding people to plan ahead to enjoy the time off – without the burn! UV levels are expected to remain extreme throughout the entire weekend, even if the sun is not out – putting Queenslanders at risk of skin damage and sunburn. Cancer Council…

Cancer Council chief calls for a smoke free future

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Professor Jeff Dunn AO has applauded a plea for Queenslanders to outlaw smoking in their homes, while calling for consideration of a generational phase-out of smoking. The Chief Health Officer has today urged Queenslanders to outlaw smoking in their homes and protect families and children from the dangers of second and…

Multiple melanomas linked with poorer survival

Men's cancers

New research has found that Queenslanders diagnosed with multiple invasive melanomas have significantly poorer survival than patients with a single invasive melanoma. The collaborative study* was conducted by Cancer Council Queensland, the University of Queensland and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. The results, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, analysed data from 32,238 melanoma…

Disadvantaged kids face greater risks from smoking

High school students from the most disadvantaged areas of Queensland are almost twice as likely to smoke than students from non-disadvantaged areas, new data has found. Cancer Council data also reveals that compared to students from schools in the most advantaged areas, students from schools in the most disadvantaged areas find it easier to get…

Smoking in youth leads to lifetime habit, global data shows

Up to 93 per cent of current smokers started a habit of smoking daily under the age of 25, new research from an analysis of 22 global adult tobacco surveys shows. The data will be presented at the Asia-Pacific Cancer Leaders’ Summit APOCP 8th General Assembly this week, hosted by Cancer Council Queensland in Brisbane.…

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