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Risk

Cancer risk - males PNG

In 2009, the risk for Australian males of being diagnosed with cancer before their 85th birthday was 1 in 2. The most common diagnoses were prostate (1 in 5 males), bowel (1 in 10), lung (1 in 13), and skin (1 in 14).


Cancer risk - females PNG

In 2009, the risk for Australian females of being diagnosed with cancer before their 85th birthday was 1 in 3. The most common diagnoses were breast (1 in 8 females), bowel (1 in 15), lung (1 in 22), and skin (1 in 23).


Deaths

Cancer deaths PNG

In 2010, cancer accounted for about 3 of every 10 deaths (30%) registered in Australia.


Survival rates

Cancer 5 year survival rates PNG

In 2006–10, for people newly diagnosed with cancer, their chance of surviving 5 years was 65% for males and 67% for females.


Prevalence (number of cases)

Cancer 26 year prevalence PNG

At the end of 2007, there were 774,674 people (381,164 males and 393,510 females) diagnosed with cancer in the previous 26 years who were still alive.