Sun, Sand and Smoke! A Bad Deal for New South Wales Women

by Savitha C Muppala on  November 16, 2006 at 7:24 PM Cancer News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Font : A-A+

Sun, Sand and Smoke! A Bad Deal for New South Wales Women
A NSW government health report has proved the ill-effects of frequent basking in the sun, which is a significant cause of skin cancer. The report also established the increase in lung cancer among NSW women due to smoking.

The recent New South Wales Report has shown an increase in the number of lung cancer cases by 11 per cent during 1995 to 2004 coupled with a 21 per cent increase in melanomas during the same period. The positive part of the report depicted an improvement in the survival rates and decrease in the death rate for most cancers.

NSW Assisting Health Minister Frank Sartor said "The report contains some sobering statistics on rising rates for some cancers, but also declining death rates for most cancers and overall improving survival rates. The NSW government is making real progress in the fight against cancer, but this report emphasizes that we have more work to do."

Source: Medindia
SAV

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive