Cases of cancer triple since early 1980s, but survival rates are improving

Cases of cancer triple since early 1980s, but survival rates are improving

Survival rates for most types of cancer are improving, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

The report, Cancer in Australia 2019, shows the number of new cases of cancer diagnosed in 2019 is expected to be three times that of 1982—rising from 47,500 to 145,000.

‘This increasing trend is primarily due to rises in the number of cases of prostate cancer, breast cancer, bowel cancer and melanoma, and is partly explained by the ageing, and increasing size, of the population,’ said AIHW spokesperson Mr Justin Harvey.

Read more on this story at: https://www.medianet.com.au/releases/173613/

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