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Queensland’s youngest cancer battlers fight back for survival

Queensland’s youngest cancer battlers have been given a boost, with findings revealing childhood and adolescent cancer survival rates have increased significantly over the past three decades. Release of the data coincides with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, September 1-30. The Cancer Council Queensland figures show that 86 per cent of Queensland children and adolescents, aged 0-19,…

Daffodil Day set to deliver for all Queenslanders, all cancers

More than 220,000 Queensland cancer survivors will be honoured tomorrow on Friday August 25, marking 31 years since Queensland’s first Daffodil Day campaign. Released by Cancer Council Queensland on the eve of Daffodil Day, the latest data confirms there are over 220,000 Queenslanders alive today after being diagnosed with cancer during the past 30 years…

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…

Cancer Council Queensland CEO: My vision for a cancer free future

We have all been touched by cancer in some way. Sadly, I’ve lost members of my family to cancer – we’re working hard to ensure you don’t lose yours too. As CEO of Cancer Council Queensland it’s my priority to increase investment into lifesaving research projects and improve service delivery across the state to help…

Cancer Council celebrates 20 years of 13 11 20 in Queensland

Cancer information and support

Cancer Council will today celebrate 20 years of 13 11 20 in Queensland, with the cancer information and support service receiving more than half a million calls over two decades. Over the past five years alone, around 68,000 Queenslanders have called Cancer Council’s 13 11 20 for resources, psychological support, prevention and research information. Cancer…

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…

Sunburn scorches most Queensland adults every year

SunSmart

  New data shows nearly 55 per cent of adults in Queensland get sunburnt at least once a year, increasing their risk of potentially deadly skin cancer. The latest Preventive Health Survey* shows 54.3 per cent of Queensland locals aged over 18 were sunburned in 2013-14. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said sunburn was…

Cancer patients without partners have greater risk of death

New research has found male and female cancer patients without a partner at diagnosis are more likely to die within 10 years than those with a partner, regardless of their cancer type. The Cancer Council Queensland and QUT study* examined 176,050 cases of the ten leading cancers in Queensland, diagnosed from 1996 to 2012. The…

Survivors offer strong support to newly diagnosed

Health professionals

More than half of Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer receive emotional and practical support from other survivors of the disease, a Queensland-first research study has found. Cancer Council Queensland’s 1000 Survivor Study is an Australian-first project, assessing the physical, emotional and practical concerns of cancer survivors. The study found 52.5 per cent of Queensland cancer survivors…

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