The costs of cancer
Cancer is Australia’s leading cause of burden of disease (years of life lost to premature death and disability). Cancer accounts for 19 per cent of Australia’s total burden of disease; of which the direct health care costs of alone total $3.8 billion a year. Because of the impact of chronic diseases such as cancer on life, work and the economy in Australia, we now have a National Health Priority outlining five major chronic dis...
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Published 16 August, 2010 | Updated 24 November, 2015