First Australian cancer map for tracking deadly disease
Where you live and how much your household earns can influence your health and wellbeing. Every year, more than 120,000 Australians are diagnosed with cancer. That is one new case of cancer diagnosed every four minutes, and some of us face greater risks than others. Your location directly influences the possibility of you having access to timely diagnosis and treatment of cancer, a fact that is well known in Australia’s regional centres. In response to this, and to identify the gaps in our knowledge of these patterns, researchers working with the Cancer Council are developing a national map of the incidences of cancer across the entire country, including survival and screening practices.