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Cancer is a word, not a sentence

Posted by: 2UE | 22 September, 2012 - 12:31 PM
Women with breast cancer history choosing mastectomy

Cancer survival rates are continuing to improve in Australia with 66% of patients now surviving for at least five years.

It's a dramatic rise from the 47% rate for all cancers combined in the mid-1980s.

George & Paul with Dr Ross Walker on our healthy living.


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A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows the cancers with the best prognosis are prostate and kidney cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

But survival rates haven't improved for lip, larynx and brain cancer along with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.

Pancreatic cancer and mesothelioma remain incredibly lethal and have the lowest survival rate with less than 10% of patients alive five years after diagnosis. (AAP)

Studying teens are sleep deprived?

Teenagers are becoming sleep deprived due to exams?

Teenagers need more sleep than the average person, but are sleep deprived at this time of the year studying for exams. Stuart Bocking on the spike doctors witness this time of year, when they need sleep most.

Lift drinking age to stop violence?

Underage drinking police operation in Sydney's CBD

There is a suggestion from medical circles calling for a lift in the drinking age to 25 in the hope of curbing drunken violence and damage to the still developing brain. Jason Morrison asks you if it would work?

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