While you might be excused for thinking we are talking about a virus that has been spreading like wildfire; cancer; cigarettes and alcohol or even road accidents - no that’s not it. Truth be told, this killer affects an estimated 430,000 Australians and one in three people know someone affected by it. In fact, by the time you are done reading this article, another person will have unsuspectingly come to the crossroads of life and death by facing Australia’s biggest killer. It kills twice as many people as lung cancer and is over ten times a bigger killer than road accidents - yet, we are still more concerned with the treatment once it has occurred than its early detection and prevention.

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