We've come a long way for cancer patients

CANCER affects one in two Queenslanders and unfortunately a staggering 55 people are diagnosed with cancer each day in Queensland.

In the Central Queensland region, more than 1069 people are diagnosed with cancer each year and more than 376 people die from the disease each year.

Relay for Life events raise vital funds for Cancer Council Queensland to investigate new ways to detect, treat and prevent cancer with research being the key.

Relay for Life also provides an opportunity to inform the community on early detection and prevention and importantly, how to access the great services provided by Cancer Council Queensland in Rockhampton.

Research is the only way to sustain the great progress made and the more ongoing, quality research projects funded, the closer we come to beating cancer.

If you think back 50 years, many feared cancer more than any other disease.

Many endured their diagnosis alone, too afraid to tell loved ones they had the big “C”, a disease not well understood and difficult to treat.

Today, our fight against cancer is one of hope, inspired by the rapid progress of research and characterised by strong support for cancer patients.

Today, cancer patients are much less likely to suffer the indignity, anxiety and distress of being stigmatized.

‘Many endured their diagnosis alone, too afraid to tell loved ones they had the big ‘C’, a disease not well understood and difficult to treat.’


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