Cancer incidence in southern Melbourne
The annual incidence for new cancer diagnoses in our region currently exceeds 9,617 with more than 2,910 persons dying from cancer each year.
It is predicted that the annual incidence of new cancers in Victoria will exceed 48,000 per annum by 2033.
Our member health services deliver over 71,200 episodes of acute cancer care per annum, including medical, surgical, radiation oncology, day chemotherapy, imaging, pathology, palliative care, psycho-oncology, supportive care and allied health services.
These services will grow in the coming years with the expansion of Casey Hospital and the growth in cancer service provision within the private sector.
episodes of acute cancer care per annum
of newly diagnosed cancer patients have their treatment plan discussed at a multidisciplinary meeting
of cancer patients who reside in the southern Melbourne region survive for 5 years post diagnosis (Victorian Cancer Registry, Cancer Council Victoria 2020)