Cancer – Some Statistics


Cancer in Australia

Cancer is the second-most common cause of death in Australia after cardiovascular diseases.

Incidence

The five most common cancers (2012):

  • prostate (18,560)
  • bowel (15,840)
  • breast (14,680)
  • melanoma of the skin (12,510)
  • lung (11,280)
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Estimated new cases in 2015 : 126,800 =   69,790 males +   57,010 females


Survival

The chance of surviving at least 5 years: (2007–11) – 67%

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Credit: Cancer Australia

Deaths

Estimated deaths in 2015

46,570 =  26,470 males +  20,100 females

The five (5) most common were:

  • Lung 8,099
  • Bowel 3,982
  • Prostate 3,235
  • Breast 2,864
  • Pancreas 2,434

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