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News: Letter to the Editor – Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

…There are currently no effective screening tests for ovarian cancer, so knowing the symptoms is critical to early detection. Symptoms include increased abdominal size or bloating, unexplained abdominal or pelvic pain, loss of appetite, unexplained weight gain or loss, back…

News: Register for Relay For Life – help make a difference!

…in their lifetime,” Ms Clift said. “More Queenslanders are beating the disease as a result of improvements in cancer prevention, screening and treatment – and we hope to change even more lives for the better. “The theme for Relay For…

News: Remember cancer doesn’t discriminate, this Harmony Day

…support programs, our Practical Assistance Program, Cancer Counselling Service and public health programs. “We need to act as a community and do what we know works to reduce the cancer burden – promoting a healthy lifestyle, evidence-based screening programs, and…

Queensland Cooperative Oncology Group

…in multicentre cancer clinical trials by providing grants for data management and administrative support. To advise Cancer Council Queensland on clinical aspects of cancer control, including research, prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and supportive care. To work with Cancer Council Queensland…

News: Let’s end the stigma of smoking for Lung Cancer Awareness Month

…including eating well, increasing physical activity, quitting smoking and participating in regular screening to ensure early detection. If you’re currently a smoker, quitting today could make a big difference. If you or someone you know is affected by cancer, please…

News: Rates of HPV drop significantly following vaccine

…Queensland women currently participate in screening, compared to a national average of about 58 per cent. A Pap smear test is designed to detect early changes in the cells of the cervix which may later lead to cancer. More information…

News: Cancer named top health concern for Aussies

…in recommended screening, eating healthily, getting active, staying SunSmart and reducing our alcohol intake. “An uptake in mammograms among target age groups is crucial – only half of all eligible Australian women are currently screened through BreastScreen. “All Aussie men…

News: Queensland records highest incidence of cancer nationally

…prevented. “Queenslanders should participate in recommended cancer screening, quit smoking, eat healthily, exercise, maintain a healthy weight, stay SunSmart and limit alcohol intake to reduce the risk of preventable cancers.” The full report is available at http://www.aihw.gov.au/cancer-data/cimar-books/. More…