Medical and Scientific: Diagnoses up by 30pc

02 Feb 2021 - Medical and Scientific

Blood cancer has become the second-most diagnosed cancer in Australia and the second-most common cause of cancer-related deaths, according to new figures released by the Leukaemia Foundation. The number of blood cancer diagnoses soared by 30 per cent in the past decade, with more Australians living with blood cancer than ever before. “We really are dealing with some of the nation’s most diagnosed and deadly cancer killers,” the foundation’s chief executive Chris Tanti said. “Last year alone, 17,321 people were diagnosed with a blood cancer such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma,” Mr Tanti said.

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