CANCER killed more than 200 people in the Broadmeadows electorate Cancer Council Victoria figures from 2008-10 show.
In the electorate, which includes Broadmeadows, Campbellfield, Coolaroo and Dallas and parts of Fawkner, Glenroy, Hadfield, Roxburgh Park, Somerton and Westmeadows, 519 people were diagnosed with cancer, 222 of whom died.
Men had a higher rate of cancer - 283 diagnosed and 133 deaths - than women (236 diagnosed and 89 deaths).
The top three killers among men and women in the Broadmeadows electorate were lung cancer (54), bowel (15) and prostate (13).
Bowel cancer had the highest number of cases diagnosed (70), followed by breast cancer (60) and prostate cancer (57).
In the three-year period, 85,131 Victorians were diagnosed with cancer, resulting in 31,268 deaths.
The three most common forms of cancer in Victoria were prostate (15,916 diagnoses), bowel (10,820) and breast (10,204).
In the three years, 308 people died of cancer in the Macedon electorate, which includes Sunbury
Cancer Council Victoria chief executive Todd Harper said earlier diagnosis helped prevent deaths.
"Two out of three Victorians diagnosed with cancer now survive beyond five years but more lives could be saved by making lifestyle choices which minimise risk.
"Screening programs are in place for breast and bowel cancers as early detection is one of the best ways for successful treatment. With bowel cancer, 90percent of cases are curable if detected early, so we recommend screening."