Since 2005, a group of Gippsland Southern Health Service staff members have organised a tribute for people touched by cancer. A special gathering took place today to “plant” artificial daffodils – each of which had a special message written as a tribute to cancer sufferers. Money raised for GSHS from today’s event was $555. Thank you to everyone who supported this special day.
An estimated 134,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Australia this year, with that number set to rise to 150,000 by 2020.
1 in 2 Australian men and women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85.
Cancer is a leading cause of death in Australia – more than 44,000 people died from cancer in 2014. In 2014, cancer was the second most common cause of death in Australia and accounted for about 3 in 10 deaths.
68% of people diagnosed with cancer in Australia are still alive five years after a cancer diagnosis.