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News: Where women live influences decisions about breast cancer treatment

New joint research has found that the distance to cancer services may be influencing the treatment intentions of regional Queensland women diagnosed with breast cancer. Specifically, a study by QUT, Cancer Council and BreastScreen Queensland found that where a…

News: Queenslanders failing to seek cancer treatment to avoid financial burden

help alleviate the financial burden through supportive services, and advocate for reduced out-of-pocket costs for all Queenslanders, all cancers.” Cancer Council Queensland’s Everyday Health Survey was conducted in May, and surveyed cancer patients and carers. More information about Cancer Council…

News: High intensity exercise improves the health of bowel cancer survivors

More than 2900 Queenslanders are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year, and about 1000 die from the disease. Bowel cancer is the fourth most commonly diagnosed cancer in Queensland, but the second biggest cancer killer. More information about Cancer Council…

News: Australia’s youngest affected by rising cancer rates

Childhood cancer incidence rates are on the rise in Australia and cancer remains one of the leading causes of death in those aged 14 and under. The latest data from the Australian Childhood Cancer Registry, managed by Cancer Council Queensland,…

News: Wealth and remoteness driving factors for head and neck cancer disparities

away.” More information about Cancer Council Queensland is available at cancerqld.org.au or 13 11 20. For more information or interviews, please contact: Laura McKoy, Media Manager, Cancer Council Queensland Phone: (07) 3634 5345 Mobile: <a href=”tel:0409…

News: Queensland still the skin cancer capital of the world

estimated that over 350,000 non-melanoma skin cancers are treated. More information about Cancer Council Queensland, and reducing the risk of skin cancer, is available via 13 11 20 or cancerqld.org.au. ENDS For more information or interviews, please contact: Katie Clift,…

News: Childhood sun exposure causing majority of skin cancer cases

exercising regularly, limiting alcohol and quitting smoking. More information about Cancer Council Queensland and staying SunSmart is available at cancerqld.org.au or 13 11 20.   For more information or interviews, please contact: Laura McKoy, Media Manager,…

CA-125

A protein found in the blood that is often higher than normal in women with ovarian cancer.

BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene

A gene change that increases the risk of getting breast, ovarian or prostate cancer.

borderline tumour

A type of ovarian tumour that is not considered cancerous.