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New atlas reveals South Australia cancer hot spots

South aus pic.jpgA confronting new atlas has revealed SA’s cancer hot spots across the state.

The cancer atlas outlines the toll of the disease, breaking it down into a never before seen; suburb, town and region map disposition.

Roxby Downs, Naracoorte and Strathalbyn had among the lowest rates, while state wide SA was still two percent below Australia’s national average rate.

The highest on the list is Renmark with 43 percent above the national average while Kimba-Cleve-Franklin Harbor came in at 54th with 25 percent above the average.

Further results in relation to national average cancer rates (100%) are as follows:

Renmark: 143.1%, Kimba-Cleve-Franklin Harbor: 125.9%, Eyre Peninsula-Le Hunte-Elliston: 117.4%, Elizabeth-Smithfield-Elizabeth North: 117.2%, Yorke Peninsula North-South: 115%