What is cancer?

Cancer is named after the cells it affects. Since we have many different cells in our bodies, there are many different types of cancer. Some cancers respond better to treatment than others and the options for treatment have improved significantly over recent years. There is a good chance of being cured of some cancers, and there’s plenty you can do to lower your risk of getting it in the first place. At CBHS, we can help you live a cancer-smart lifestyle and support you during cancer treatment. We also sponsor Commonwealth Bank’s annual Can4Cancer campaign to raise vital funds for cancer research.

Cancer

Statistics

144,713

Estimated number of new cancer cases diagnosed in Australia in 2019

69%

Chance of surviving at least five years after a cancer diagnosis.

1,000,000+

Over one million people in Australia are living with or have lived with cancer

80%

Skin cancers make up around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers in Australia

All information contained in this article is intended for general information purposes only. The information provided should not be relied upon as medical advice and does not supersede or replace a consultation with a suitably qualified healthcare professional.

Sources

https://www.cancer.org.au/
https://patient.info/

https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/
https://canceraustralia.gov.au/affected-cancer/what-cancer/cancer-australia-statistics
https://www.aihw.gov.au/

https://www.prostate.org.au/

https://www.bcna.org.au/

https://www.sunsmart.com.au/

https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/health-advice/alcohol

https://lifestylerisk.canceraustralia.gov.au/#/