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  • Cancer prevalence in South Australia

     

    Today, 1.1 million Australians are living with or beyond cancer. That’s one in every 22 people. 

    But by the year 2040, that figure will be closer to one in 18, or a total of 1.9 million people. It’s a predicted 72 per cent increase in the number of people with a personal history of cancer.  

    Every minute, Cancer Council SA is working with the South Australian community to improve this statistic.

     

    Why cancer prevalence is on the rise

    Ageing population—as healthcare, treatments, and standards of living improve, people are living longer beyond cancer.

    Early detection—as more accurate tests are developed and widely adopted for certain cancers, people are catching the disease early—when treatment is most likely to be effective.

    Better treatment—more advanced treatments, which are better tailored to the patient and have fewer adverse side effects, are getting closer every day. This means more people are living with or surviving cancer. 

    Everybody impacted by cancer is one person too many.

    Help us work towards a cancer free future by donating to the research, prevention and support programs that will reduce the impact of cancer in our community.

     


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