Cancer, haematology and oncology

About one in three South Australians experience cancer during their lifetime. The impact of cancer extends well beyond the person directly affected and touches family members, friendship groups, work colleagues and in the case of children, school communities.

All the evidence shows that the early detection plus new and innovative treatment of cancers over the past decade has led to much better outcomes for people in the community.

More than half of all cancers are successfully treated, and survival rates for some common cancers have increased by more than 20 per cent in the past two decades.