An estimated 1500 Hunter cancer patients’ lives have been saved over the past two decades, the Cancer Council Reports.

This is due to the advances in medical treatments and awareness of breast, bowel and lung cancers, allowing patients to have

a more positive outlook on life

Hunter Region Manager, Shayne Connell, says ‘What this report today tells us is that we are now able to move onto the “forgotton cancers”, like cancer of the esophagus, cancer of the brain and cancer of pancreas, where we haven’t seen these kinds of survival improve in the last two decades.’

Overall sixty-one thousand Australians, or eight per day, have been benefited by these advances in medical treatments.