There is hope…
Thanks to prevention, early detection programs and improved treatment options, more Queensland women are surviving women’s cancers.
More than 51,800 Queensland women are alive today after a diagnosis of a women’s cancer in the past 25 years.
Over the last 20 years (1996-2015), mortality rates have declined for:
- Breast cancer by 32 per cent;
- Cervical cancer by 43 per cent;
- Gynaecological cancer (including cervical cancer) by 16 per cent.
Five-year relative survival for breast cancer has improved from 74 percent in 1982 – 1989 to 91 percent for the period 2011-2015.
Empowering women to reduce cancer risk
Did you know that finding signs of cancer early improves your chances of successful treatment?
Find out how you can reduce your cancer risk today and encourage the women in your life to be proactive, it could just save their life.