In 2017 it is estimated that 134,171 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in Australia: an average of 367 diagnoses a day (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2017)
47,753 people passed away from cancer related illness in Australia in 2017; an average of 131 deaths each day. (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2017)
Men are 1.3 times more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than women.
The most common cancers are prostate, bowel, breast, melanoma and lung—these accounted for 60.9% of all new cases.
Some of us are more affected by cancer than others. This includes:
- Aboriginal communities
- culturally and linguistically diverse communities
- rural—remote communities
- people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds
Nevertheless, the outlook of cancer has never been more promising due to cancer research. On average, half of all people diagnosed with cancer today will still be alive in five years’ time and more than 40% will still be alive in ten years’ time (CA 2016). Therefore, raising awareness of cancer research and research findings is important in helping the public to understand this rapidly changing landscape. NSW is currently a leader in cancer care and treatment, but key facts show there is still work to be done and your contribution can help and is gratefully accepted. Your contribution will be directly improving outcomes and quality of life for people affected by cancer.
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