Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia. Anyone can get breast cancer. Men and women. Young and old. Breast cancer does not discriminate. 53 Australians are diagnosed each and every day. Since the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) started funding in 1994, the five-year survival rates have improved from 76% to 91%. This high survival rate means that more women are living with the long-term consequences of their breast cancer and treatment than ever before.
Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases before they come into contact with them. Immunisation not only protects individuals, but also others in the community, by reducing the spread of preventable diseases.
Understanding risk factors can help individuals to identify the lifestyle changes needed to make a positive difference. The lifestyle risk factors include smoking, nutrition, alcohol and physical activity (aka SNAP). Each of the SNAP risk factors is associated with many diseases and often interrelate throughout the lifecycle. It is therefore important to manage risk factors collectively and not in isolation.
The staff acknowledge the enormous strain the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on our patients and their families and we continue to reassess the best options for delivering health care to and support to our patients.