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 Tour de Cure

"if you look after the community the community looks after you"

At KPFS, we passionately support the cure for cancer. Almost every person we know and most likely you know has had a dear person in their life effected by Cancer.

Cancer Facts and Solutions

Cancer must be stopped 60% of cancer deaths are preventable. It is up to me, you, us to beat cancer. Help shorten the journey to a cure. Be part of the ride to find a cure for cancer.

Cancer Facts

  • An estimated 111,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Australia in 2009.
  • 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85.
  • Cancer is a leading cause of death in Australia – more than 42,000 people are expected to die from cancer in 2009.
  • Almost 12,000 more people die each year from cancer than 30 years ago, due mainly to population growth and ageing, however the death rate (number of deaths per 100,000 people) has fallen by nearly 15 per cent.
  • More than 60% of cancer patients will survive more than five years after diagnosis.
  • The survival rate for many common cancers has increased by more than 30 per cent in the past two decades.
  • The most common cancers in Australia (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) are prostate, colorectal (bowel), breast, melanoma and lung cancer.
  • Each year, around 434,000 people are treated for non-melanoma skin cancer (the most frequently occuring cancer in Australia, but the least life-threatening).
  • Cancer costs $3.8 billion in direct health system costs (7.2%).