Skin cancer sufferers push for sun safety

Beach in summer Photo: Courtesy Lacie Slezak/Unsplash

MADISON COSKERIE Skin cancer sufferers are highlighting the need for increased sun safety practices as Australia enters the warmer months when damaging ultraviolet radiation from the sun is at its highest.   Experts agree that … [Read more...]

Cancer Council tool targets Queensland youth

Cancer Council Queensland risk calculator scores

LILY NOLAN Cancer Council Queensland have rolled out their latest tool to promote skin cancer awareness and this one is aimed specifically at the state’s youth.   The campaign, which kicked off in August, uses a Cancer Risk Calculator … [Read more...]

Gold Coasters to Walk for Women’s Cancers

Cancer Council Queensland’s Walk For Women’s Cancer

JESSICA AMBLER Gold Coasters will rally together tomorrow to take part in Cancer Council Queensland’s Walk For Women’s Cancers, to raise funds for much needed research into cancers that affect women.   The family-friendly walk will kick … [Read more...]

Lower survival rates in remote QLD cancer patients

LUJAYN HAWARI A study into breast and bowel cancer survival rates show a decrease in survival rates in remote Queensland. Joint research performed by the Cancer Council and Queensland University of Technology between 2001 and 2011 examined … [Read more...]

New Laws Could See Smoke Ban Expand Across Queensland

MICHAELA PETROFES   New laws in Queensland could see areas where smoking is banned expanded to include more public areas. The new laws could see penalties imposed for people smoking in bus shelters and around childcare centres. A … [Read more...]

Cancer Council Queensland supports greater restrictions on e-cigarettes

CHERYL YONG Cancer Council Queensland commended the Queensland Government for new laws that will see e-cigarettes subject to the same restrictions and laws as cigarettes. The amendments to the Tobacco Act will be effective from 1 January … [Read more...]

Queenslanders keeping abreast of women’s cancer research

AINSLIE MULHOLLAND More Queensland women are participating in breast cancer screenings than the national average, according to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Each year in Queensland approximately 2,900 … [Read more...]