Three charts show the state of brain cancer in Australia
While survival rates for most cancers continue to improve in Australia, brain cancers aren’t seeing the same success. Australians diagnosed with brain cancer had around a 25% chance of surviving for five years from 2009 to 2013. This was compared with a survival rate of 68% for all cancers combined in the same period.
Brain and central nervous system cancers (CNS) can be either malignant or benign, but unlike benign