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released: 20 Sep 2012 author: AIHW media release

This report presents the latest national survival and prevalence statistics for cancers in Australia from 1982 to 2010. Five-year survival for all cancers combined increased from 47% in 1982-1987 to 66% in 2006-2010. The largest survival gains over this time were for prostate cancer, kidney cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In 2006-2010, cancers with the highest survival were those of the testis, lip, prostate and thyroid, and melanoma of the skin. In comparison, pancreatic cancer and mesothelioma had the lowest survival.

ISBN 978-1-74249-338-1; Cat. no. CAN 65; 198pp.; $28

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
    • Data at a glance
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Purpose and content of this report
      • Scope
    • 2 Background
      • Cancer
      • Survival
      • What is prevalence?
      • Data sources
    • 3 Survival and prevalence overview
      • All cancers combined (C00-C97, D45-D46, D47.1,D47.3)
      • Differences by cancer type
    • 4 Survival and prevalence summaries
      • Acute myeloid leukaemia (C92.0, C92.3-C92.5, C93.0,C94.0, C94.2, C94.4, C94.5)
      • Bladder cancer (C67)
      • Bowel cancer (C18-C20)
      • Brain cancer (C71)
      • Breast cancer in females (C50)
      • Cervical cancer (C53)
      • Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (C91.1)
      • Cancer of the gallbladder and bile ducts (C23-C24)
      • Hodgkin lymphoma (C81)
      • Kidney cancer (C64)
      • Laryngeal cancer (C32)
      • Lip cancer (C00)
      • Liver cancer (C22)
      • Lung cancer (C33-C34)
      • Melanoma of the skin (C43)
      • Mesothelioma (C45)
      • Myeloma (C90)
      • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (C82-C85)
      • Oesophageal cancer (C15)
      • Ovarian cancer (C56)
      • Pancreatic cancer (C25)
      • Prostate cancer (C61)
      • Stomach cancer (C16)
      • Testicular cancer (C62)
      • Thyroid cancer (C73)
      • Tongue cancer (C01-C02)
      • Cancer of unknown primary site (C80)
      • Uterine cancer (C54-C55)
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Guide to online supplementary data
      • Appendix B: Survival estimates using the cohort method
      • Appendix C: Data sources
        • Australian Cancer Database
        • National Death Index
        • National Mortality Database
        • Estimated resident populations
      • Appendix D: Classifications of cancers
      • Appendix E: Classifications of population groups
      • Appendix F: Statistical methods and technical notes
        • Data preparation
        • Calculation of relative survival
        • Calculation of age-standardised rates
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. Cancer survival and prevalence in Australia: period estimates from 1982 to 2010. Cancer series no. 69. Cat. no. CAN 65. Canberra: AIHW.

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