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Field of Daffodils Returns

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.

Cancer Facts*

  • 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.



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