World Cancer Day
Everyone has been affected by cancer in some way, and every one can take a stand for health. On World Cancer Day, join many other people around the world who are advocating for positive change to reduce the impact of cancer in our communities.
In 2020 there were just under 150,000 new cancer diagnosis’s and just under 50,000 deaths by cancer. In Australia, 1 in 2 men and women will be diagnosed with some form of cancer by the age of 85. Excluding non-melanoma skin cancer, the most common types of cancer are prostate, breast, bowel, melanoma and lung cancer. While scientists are continuing to search for breakthroughs, Australians are still showing an increasingly higher cancer survival rate with almost 7 in 10 people surviving for at least another 5 years after diagnosis.
World Cancer Day seeks to bring us all closer to a world where life-saving medical treatment and cancer care is readily available to anyone in need. The ultimate goal is for us all to live free of cancer.
Every year there are hundreds of events and activities for you to get involved in! You can also show your support on social media by using the hashtags #WorldCancerDay, #CloseTheCareGap and #CancerCouncilNT. We all have a role in making a world free of cancer so please visit their website to see how you can best help!