7 suprising facts about cancer in young people
An increasing number of younger Australians are being diagnosed with cancer, but survival prospects have improved markedly, according to the latest report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
In 2010-2014, the five-year relative survival rate for adolescents and young adults was 89% for all cancers, up from 80% in 1985-1985.
Here are seven interesting statistics on cancer in 15-24-year-olds:
- Two to three diagnoses are made every day.
- Cancer rates have risen, from 283 new cases per million in 1985-1989 to 308 new cases per million