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Cancer Council Queensland expands patient transport service in Brisbane

Cancer Council Queensland has partnered with Icon Cancer Centre to expand its home-to-treatment transport service to include the Moreton Bay region. The Transport to Treatment service, which currently operates in inner-city Brisbane, will now transport eligible cancer patients from their homes in North Brisbane to and from North Lakes and Redcliffe treatment centres, at no…

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…

Cancer Council Christmas Appeal heralds hope for Queensland families

To help give hope to Queensland families fighting cancer this Christmas, Cancer Council Queensland has launched its 2017 Christmas Appeal. In Queensland around 27,000 people have been diagnosed with cancer this year and an estimated 8700 have died from the disease – mums, dads, sisters, brothers, children, grandparents, and friends. To make a difference in…

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Emotional support for cancer patients

November is Pancreatic Awareness Month, and Cancer Council Queensland is encouraging Queenslanders to help raise awareness of the disease and generate support for those affected. Pancreatic cancer is one of the top five causes of cancer deaths in Queensland. Tragically, a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer reduces the chance of living another five years by 92…

Carers of Queensland cancer patients seeking support

Call Cancer Council 13 11 20 for information and support. You don't have to face cancer alone - we're here for you.

One in four people reaching out for support through Cancer Council Queensland’s 13 11 20 are carers of Queensland cancer patients, figures show. The role of becoming a cancer carer can pose significant risks to mental and emotional health, with many carers reporting elevated levels of psychological distress. Cancer Council Queensland is urging carers to…

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…

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…