We’re here for people impacted by cancer every step of the way, making a difference today and into the future.
We protect kids and grown ups from skin cancers, so we can all enjoy the great outdoors safely. We fund research and implement cancer prevention programs to help keep families together. And we support all people living with cancer, and their loved ones, to help them get through.
Our work supports all people living with any cancer across every step of the cancer experience.
Understanding the future of cancer
If we can understand the future of cancer in Australia, we can plan how to curb its impact.
Our research shows that the overall rate of people dying of cancer will fall by around 20% across the next 25 years (2022-2044).
But the total number of people who will be diagnosed with or die of cancer in this time period will be far greater than the previous 25 years.
This means cancer will remain a significant public health challenge in the coming decades. Which is why we’re calling on governments to invest more heavily in cancer prevention and screening programs – initiatives that we know save lives.
We’re here to lighten the load
Cancer Council NSW exists to help people live well during and after cancer – people of all walks of life, no matter where they live in NSW.
But people’s supportive care needs vary significantly across the state. For example, people living in rural and remote areas often face longer travel distances for cancer treatment and greater out-of-pocket costs.
In 2022, we launched our Supportive Care Needs survey to learn how we can best serve the community.
From the moment I called 13 11 20, I felt supported and heard. I am accessing counsellor support and we have had help with our grocery bills also, we are so grateful for that. The information booklets are phenomenal.