Living with cancer

A/Prof Jane Turner MBBS, PhD, FRANZCP

Discipline of Psychiatry, University of Queensland


Cancer was estimated to be the leading cause of burden of disease in Australia in 2010, accounting for 19% of the total burden.1 

Although survival rates for many cancers have dramatically improved, in 2007 there were nearly 40,000 deaths due to cancer, a figure of three out of every 10 deaths registered in Australia.1 Hence, most GPs are likely to be