There is hope…
Thanks to prevention, early detection programs and improved treatment options, more women are surviving women’s cancers.
More than 61,100 Queensland women are alive today after a diagnosis of a women’s cancer in the past 30 years
Over the last 20 years (1999-2018), mortality rates have declined for:
Breast cancer by 30 per cent
Cervical cancer by 29 per cent
Gynaecological cancer (including cervical cancer) by 5 per cent
Five-year relative survival for women’s cancers was 87 per cent for women’s cancers during the period 2014-2018, up from 71 percent in 1982-1989.
Five-year relative survival for breast cancer has improved from 74 percent in 1982-1989 to 92 percent for the period 2014-2018.