8 important new facts about cancer

There’s never been a better time to have cancer, with overall rates of disease continuing to fall and survival rates - at least for most cancers - on the up and up.

A report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows that while cancer remains a major cause of ill health in Australia, and that more cases are being diagnosed, death rates have continued to fall since the 1980s and incidence rates have also dropped since then.