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Season 4 Episode 6: A Global Glimpse

A Global Glimpse: Cancer Statistics in Australia

Alex and Mary discuss cancer statistics in Australia, how they compare to other regions, and the questions that arise from the “why” behind the data.



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Episode Highlights

  • Intro [0:13]

  • Welcome Back! [1:26]

  • Trip to Germany [1:45]

  • Global series [3:47]

  • Millennial vs Boomer [4:35]

  • Australia [7:00]

  • GYN cancer: 4 deaths in 12 diagnoses [8:35]

  • Uterine cancer [9:12]

  • Ovarian cancer [10:00]

  • Death rates [10:35]

  • Pre-cancer screenings [11:50]

  • Mary’s personal experience [12:36]

  • Survival rates [15:18]

  • We don’t know what we don’t know. [17:25]

  • Age variable [18:25]

  • Change needed in med schools [19:15]

  • Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham [19:30]

  • Perspective of older women [21:10]

  • Geographical variable [21:57]

  • Socioeconomic variable [24:12]

  • Number of females vs number of diagnoses [24:42]

  • Primary cancer diagnosis [26:25]

  • Average age at diagnosis [27:05]

  • Younger people getting cancer [30:35]

  • Be your own advocate! [31:15]

  • Order the test, anyway [31:58]

  • Awesome doctor [33:12]

  • Thanks for listening! [34:46]

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