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News: Cancer Council campaign breaks the silence on bowel cancer

their risks of cancer through screening and early detection. “Only three in 10 Queenslanders currently complete the free bowel cancer screening test – although we expect to see improved uptake of screening as a result of this campaign. “Ultimately, increased…

News: Progress on cervical cancer stalls in Queensland

…that eligible women participate in the National Cervical Screening Program. “The screening program helps to detect cervical cancer at the pre-invasive stage and then enables the initiation of early treatment – saving lives. “While we can’t be certain of causes…

News: Cancer screening a priority for International Women’s Day

…recommended breast screening through BreastScreen Queensland – leaving around 44 per cent of women unscreened, hindering the chance of early detection[1]. Northern Queensland Primary Health Network recorded the highest screening participation rate at 62 per cent, while Brisbane North and…

News: Breast screening saves lives, new report shows

More Queenslanders are participating in breast cancer screening than the national average, and mortality rates are dropping according to a new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare today. The BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2011-2012 showed Queensland…

News: AIHW report shows importance of screening and lifestyle choices

check-ups and screenings and consult your doctor if you notice any changes in your overall health.” In Australia, bowel cancer is estimated to make up almost 6 in 10 digestive-tract cancers. The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program provides a free…

Immunisation and Vaccination

…abnormalities of the cervix and in some cases cancer of the cervix. Having regular cervical screening is the best way to ensure that any changes are detected early, monitored, and managed.   If a cervical screening test shows early cell…

News: Computer just as effective as clinical screening for head and neck cancer patients

New research has found computerised screening could improve the clinical management of head and neck cancer patients, providing an efficient and effective alternative to clinical screening for patients undergoing treatment. The joint study tested the effectiveness of a ScreenIT application…

News: Cervical cancer patients with multiple health conditions face lower chance of survival

Screening Program enables women aged 25-74 to get screened every five years. “Evidence shows that using the cervical screening test every five years is more effective than, and just as safe as, screening with a pap test every two years,”…

Blog: Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month

…can be detected in a precancerous stage through population screening. Cervical cancer screening has been one of the great public health successes of the 20th century, in nations that run organised screening programs. In addition, almost all cervical cancers are…