New Website Gives Reliable Cancer Advice

19:59' 04-12-2017
Many people with health problems like to browse online for symptoms, in an attempt to diagnose themselves. Now there is an official website providing information for people who suspect they may be at risk of cancer.

    A woman looks at the new National Cancer Control Indicators website

    Photo: abc.net.au

    The new National Cancer Control Indicators (NCCI) website is an interactive one-stop shop website for cancer information, with data on survival rates, screening and treatment. It was designed for policymakers, governments, cancer organisation, researchers and health professionals, but is also helpful for cancer patients.

    Cancer Australia CEO Professor Helen Zorbas said this unique national resource brings reliable national data on cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and psychological care together for the first time.

    “Most importantly, for the broader community and the people affected by cancer, it's a trustworthy, authoritative source of information,” Professor Zorbas said.

    Experts can use it to monitor Australian cancer trends, and compare them to other countries. The website gives information on all known cancers, and can filter the data by tumour type and by category, such as population group, gender, age, and socio-economic status.

    The information comes from 15 reliable data sets from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the federal Department of Health. It puts the latest quality national data in one place, and is designed to be updated as new data comes available.

    The website is now open at ncci.canceraustralia.gov.au.

    Meng S

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