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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.


    Today at Cancer Council SA

  • Donations In Memoriam

    Donations In Memoriam

    Remember your loved one’s life by helping to save others. Find out about our In Memoriam program.

  • Fundraising Events

    Fundraising Events

    We have a wide range of exciting events that give you the opportunity to support our vision of a cancer free future in a fun, easy yet symbolic way.

  • Get your school involved

    Get your school involved

    This Daffodil Day Appeal, host a yellow casual day or disco, sell fresh daffodils, hold a morning tea—or design your own school fundraiser!

  • Leanne's story

    Leanne's story

    When cancer impacts your life, Cancer Council 13 11 20 can help.

  • Q&A with Quitline Counsellor

    Q&A with Quitline Counsellor

    Plan your quitting strategy with Quitline 13 78 48.

  • Share your story

    Share your story

    Raise awareness about important cancer issues while helping others cope with treatment and feel less alone. Read more about how to share your story.