Riding in: Cure Cancer Australia, Blue Mountains loop
Cancer is a disease in which some of the body’s cells become abnormal and begin to multiply out of control. The abnormal cells can invade and damage the tissue around them, and spread to other parts of the body, causing further damage and eventually death.
Each year 12.7 million people discover they have cancer and 7.6 million peopledie from the disease. However, evidence shows that 30 - 40 percent of these deaths can be prevented, and one-third can be cured through early diagnosis and treatment.
In 2013, there were 124,465 new cases of cancer diagnosed in Australia (68,936 males and 55,529 females). In 2018, it is estimated that 138,321 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Australia (74,644 males and 63,676 females).
In 2013, the age–standardised incidence rate was 483 new cases per 100,000 persons (562 for males and 416 for females). In 2017, it is estimated that the age–standardised incidence rate will be 470 cases per 100,000 persons (526 for males and 423 for females). The incidence rate of all cancers combined will generally increase with age for both males and females.
In 2017, it is estimated that the risk of an individual being diagnosed with cancer by their 85th birthday will be 1 in 2 (1 in 2 males and 1 in 2 females).
The number of new cases of cancer diagnosed increased from 47,440 (25,420 males and 22,020 females) in 1982 to 124,465 in 2013. Over the same period, the age–standardised incidence rate increased from 383 new cases per 100,000 persons (472 for males and 328 for females) in 1982 to 483 cases per 100,000 persons in 2013.
In 2014, there were 44,171 deaths from cancer in Australia (24,718 males and 19,453 females). In 2018, it is estimated that this will increase to 48,586 deaths (27,552 males and 21,034 females).
In 2014, the age–standardised mortality rate was 162 deaths per 100,000 persons (200 for males and 132 for females). In 2017, it is estimated that the age–standardised mortality rate will be 161 deaths per 100,000 persons (200 for males and 129 for females). The mortality rate for all cancers combined will generally increase with age for both males and females (Figure 1)
In 2017, the risk of an individual dying from cancer by their 85th birthday will be 1 in 5 (1 in 4 males and 1 in 6 females).
The number of deaths from cancer increased from 17,032 (9,541 males and 7,491 females) in 1968 to 44,171 in 2014. Over the same period, the age–standardised mortality rate decreased from 199 deaths per 100,000 persons in 1968 (258 for males and 159 for females) to 162 deaths per 100,000 persons in 2014
In 2009–2013, individuals diagnosed with cancer had a 68% chance (68% for males and 69% for females) of surviving for 5 years compared to their counterparts in the general Australian population.
Between 1984–1988 and 2009–2013, 5-year relative survival from cancer improved from 48% to 68%.
According to these statistics, the chances of you or someone you know or love being affected by cancer in someway is incredibly high.
Cancer fucking sucks the devils anus.
Seriously, it affects so many people without discrimination and takes beautiful people away from us before they are meant to leave.
So for Ride Sunday I am riding for Cure Cancer Australia, if you have any spare change or anything, please consider donating to a good cause. And if you do I will send you a personalised video message of thanks. No but actually I will be creating incentives for people soon enough (hint. it involves motorcycles) and when I do, and you have donated prior, you will still get my special little gift!
Also if you too are a rider, click on the link and register too. You could be riding for your own charity of choice too, and I mean, who wouldn't want to do that? Motorcycles AND charity, a winning combination.
Good on you!
Go annhiliate some cancer, Tanya!
Awesome work Tanya. Have fun fir a great cause
super proud of you, well done!
Totally fucking cool what you're doing Tanya! Cancer bloody sucks. Good luck raising $$ and in the new gig!