CNS

The stark reality of brain cancer revealed

There’s been no improvement in brain cancer survival rates over the last 30 years and a new report confirms the stark inequality for Australians with cancer.

Every day six Australians are diagnosed with brain and other central nervous system cancers. Many of them are children and just two will be alive five years later.

Data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on Wednesday confirms the stark inequality in survival for these types of cancers.

Approximately 2100 cases of brain and other CNS cancers will be diagnosed in Australia this year, of these 110 will be children 14 and younger.

An estimated 1500 people will die from these cancers– equating to four deaths a day. Nearly 40 children will die.

Despite increasingly positive outcomes for many types of cancer, brain and other central nervous…