Our early detection programs and activities aim to reduce the incidence and mortality of cancer in Queensland. Some cancers can be prevented, either because we know what causes them or we have screening methods that can detect pre-cancerous changes.
For cancers that cannot be prevented, early detection is the best way for prompt treatment and improved health outcomes.
Cancer can often be managed more easily and successfully when it is diagnosed in the early stages. Being aware of your body and what is 'normal' for you and reporting any symptoms to your GP can help to make sure that, if you do have cancer, it is diagnosed as early as possible.
Information on the early detection of cancer:
- Cancer screening
- Know your body
- Detecting skin cancer early
- Bowel cancer
- Breast cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Testicular cancer
The information available on this page should not be used as a substitute for advice from a properly qualified medical professional who can advise you about your own individual medical needs. It is not intended to constitute medical advice and is provided for general information purposes only. See our Disclaimer.