Tag: Statistics

Cancer screening a priority for International Women’s Day

Ahead of International Women’s Day (March 8), Cancer Council Queensland is urging women to put their health and wellbeing first and get screened to save lives. In Queensland, only 56 per cent of all eligible women aged 50-74 participate in recommended breast screening through BreastScreen Queensland – leaving around 44 per cent of women unscreened,…

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…

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

Community support and information

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…

Plan ahead to avoid long weekend burn, Cancer Council warns

SunSmart

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.…

QCSOL

Queensland Cancer Statistics Online (QCSOL) provides statistics on cancer incidence, mortality, survival and prevalence for the most common Queensland cancers. Are you interested in knowing how the statistics are generated? Take a look at the methods involved in bringing you the graphs below. You can also access detailed information on how to use QCSOL on QCSOL…