Public Health: Cancer deaths rise alarming

04 Feb 2020 - Public Health

Cancer deaths in WA are expected to soar by 33 per cent over the next five years, prompting authorities to draw up plans to cope with increased demands on the State’s public health system. More than 5500 West Australians will die from cancer in 2025, and 27 per cent more people — more than 17,000 in total — will be diagnosed with the disease, according to forecasts made by the WA health department. The prediction is revealed in the WA Cancer Plan released today which lays out how the McGowan Government wants to improve cancer services and treatment.

West Australian Perth, 04/02/2020, Page 7