There is hope…
Thanks to prevention, early detection programs and improved treatment options, more women are surviving women’s cancers.
More than 53,830 Queensland women are alive today after a diagnosis of a women’s cancer in the past 25 years
Over the last 20 years (1997-2016), mortality rates have declined for:
Breast cancer by 32 per cent
Cervical cancer by 37 per cent
Gynaecological cancer (including cervical cancer) by 13 per cent
Five-year relative survival for women’s cancers was 86 per cent for women’s cancers during the period 2012-2016, 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 2012-2016.