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Ministry of Health Cancer Statistics 2012

The latest Ministry of Health cancer statistics are now available. The death rate for gastro-intestinal cancers has dropped from 59% to 56%. Pancreatic cancer death rate has dropped the most from 94% to 84% in the last year. Men have considerably higher rates of GI cancers. GI cancers account for 22.5% of all cancers and 30.8% of all deaths from cancer. Help us raise funds to fight this disease. Text GICI to 2449 to donate $3 or www.gutcancer.org.nz/donate.