Over the past
three decades, there have been significant advancements in our understanding of
cancer, its early detection and treatment, thanks to the support of the
Victorian community. Strides have also been made in educating people about how
they can reduce their cancer risk. Adult daily smoking rates in Victoria are
now below 13 per cent thanks in part to the work of Quit Victoria, while
melanoma rates are decreasing, particularly amongst the generation who have
grown up with SunSmart messages.
This has all
led to improving five-year survival rates, which are up 20 percent to 67 per
cent, in the last two decades.
needs to be done if we want to achieve a cancer-free future. That’s why on 25
August, we’re asking you to buy a pin, a Dougal bear or fresh daffodils (available
at selected sites). If you can’t get to a site, donate for someone you know via
Together, we can prevent cancer, empower
patients and save lives.