Investment must be expanded in order for further in-roads to be made on smoking, obese and overweight rates in Australia, according to Cancer Council Victoria.
This Work Safe Week, SunSmart is calling on Victorian employers to take action towards preventing skin cancer in the workplace.
Wednesday 16 October 2013
SunSmart and Cancer Council Victoria welcome the new solarium ban legislation passed in Parliament yesterday.
Cancer in Victoria: Statistics & Trends 2012, released today, predicts that by 2027 more than 44,000 new cases of cancer will be recorded in Victoria each year. In the same period cancer deaths will increase to more than 13,000.
Cancer in Victoria: Statistics & Trends 2012, released today, reveals that the rate of new cervix cancer cases has fallen by 45% and the rate of deaths has declined by 61% in Victoria within the past 20 years.