About cancer

Cancer is a disease that impacts many peoples’ lives.

Get all the facts whether you are living with a diagnosis, caring for a loved one, or just want to know more.

About cancer

Cancer is a disease that impacts many peoples’ lives. In fact, on average, one in two people in NSW will be diagnosed with some type of cancer by the age of 85.

The experience of having cancer is different for everyone. There are over 100 known types of cancer which can start almost anywhere in the body and affect people in different ways.

Understanding cancer is critical to help people reduce their cancer risk, approach their diagnosis with confidence, or support a loved one living with cancer.