Lifestyle

Men encouraged to go blue for cancer prevention

Cancer Council Queensland spokeswoman Katie Clift.
Cancer Council Queensland spokeswoman Katie Clift. Contributed

GUITAR Hero marathons, big beards and backyard cricket games - September is all about men going blue in their own little way to support fellow Aussie blokes affected by cancer.

Cancer Council Queensland spokewoman Katie Clift said going blue for cancer during September meant men doing what they did best to raise funds and awareness, while encouraging their mates to reduce their personal risk of cancer too.

"Some men swap snags for skinless chicken on the barbie, others go alcohol-free or offer to do the housework for a week - and many more grow mo's or shave beards they've been growing for years - all for a good cause," she said.

"At CCQ, we know up to one-third of all cancers are preventable through simple lifestyle changes like eating healthy, quitting smoking, being SunSmart, moving more, maintaining a healthy weight and reducing alcohol intake.

"By going blue and making a small lifestyle change this month, you can help reduce your risk of cancer and help us toward a cancer free future at the same time.

If you're due for a shave or your partner's pestering about unruly hair, consider clipping for cancer and raising funds by registering your event at icanforcancer.org.au.

More information about Cancer Council Queensland is available at www.cancerqld.org.au or Cancer Council helpline on 131 120.

 

Men's cancer facts

  • One in two Queensland men will develop cancer in their lifetime.
  • Each year across the state, more than 3000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, more than 1800 with melanoma, more than 1500 with bowel cancer, and 1300 with lung cancer - and that's just the top four male cancers

Topics:  cancer cancer council queensland men's health



How to do Eat Street the right way

EVERYTHING you need to know to get the most out of your Eat Street experience and to avoid a food coma when you’re only one stall deep.

Don’t go chasing waterfalls…find them on these drives!

The Scenic Rim is just one place nearby that you'll love.

BRISBANE isn’t all bright lights and city slickers.

Science Festival seriously awesome

Don't miss the World Science Festival Brisbane!

CALLING everyone who wants to see something totally cool.

Drink where the cool kids do this summer

There are a bunch of new bars open in Brisbane, make sure you're there!

CHECK out these new funky bars.

Discover Brisbane’s laneway gems

Brisbane's laneways will surprise you.

NOT all of Brisbane City is as it seems…

Top five things to experience this summer in Brisbane

Tangalooma is amazing if you're keen for a dive, kayak or swim.

THIS summer get out and explore your capital city.

Your boots are made for walking these tours

Brisbane Greeters tours are a great way to learn the local history of the city.

YOU don’t need a bike or bus for a seriously good tour of Brisbane.

Fraser Coast crews respond to a machinery yard fire

Fire Station, Fire stock photo, 
Photo: Daniel Perrin / Daily News

The fire was reported about 1.10pm on Saturday.

OPINION: To see $100k of donations is awe-inspiring

Jordan Philp - deputy editor Fraser Coast Chronicle. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

This is the true definition of community spirit.

Local Partners

McConnell Lookout closed for road works

North Burnett Regional Council closes McConnell Lookout for two weeks to improve safety, and replacing timber handrails and wood fire barbecues.


Musical to come to life at Brolga Theatre

The wardrobe team surrounded by fabrics and accessories in the costume room at the Brolga Theatre.

Ken is no stranger to the Maryborough music scene

REVIEW: Under the Gun doco looks at right to bear arms

ARMED: A still from the 2016 documentary film Under the Gun by Stephanie Soechtig.

An in-depth look into America's gun culture.

Messing with your head

MIND BLOWN: What could be weirder than the realisation that we have another completely separate brain and nervous system than the one originating in our heads?

Fascinating connection between your gut and your brain

Un-American tale makes Lion weakest link in Oscars line-up

PSYCHOLOGY researchers find US films and actors most likely to win accolades at the Oscars.

Living End, Grinspoon stars hit stage for American Idiot

Chris Cheney of The Living End stars in the Australian production of Green Days musical American Idiot at Brisbane's QPAC Theatre.

TAKE a look behind the scenes of Green Day's American Idiot musical

Samuel L Jackson dismisses La La Land ahead of Oscars

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in a scene from the movie La La Land.

Hollywood actor and Oscars voter says Denzel should win top gong

Live performance of Sci-fi classic to open Science Festival

Qld Symphony Orchestra perform live to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Festival will host A Live Presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Former Family Matters stare accused of child abuse

Reginald VelJohnson, left, and Darius McCrary arrive at the TV Land Awards on Sunday, April 19, 2009 in Universal City, Calif.

Darius McCrary has been accused of child abuse

Bindi Irwin's birthday tribute to her dad

Bindi Irwin

Bindi Irwin has paid tribute to her dad on his 55th birthday

The trick homeowners are using to buy more properties

Chantelle Subritzky leaves her home each week for Airbnb guests.

Queenslanders are going down this path to help pay their mortgages

Stunning home blends South Pacific beauty with Orient style

Immaculate residence with two outdoor living areas

$140k damage: landlord says property trashed, contaminated

He had what he calls "the tenants from hell"

Submarine, buses and 3000 tyres removed in $100K clean up

The list of things removed from this property is beyond astonishing

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!