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released: 25 Sep 2012 author: AIHW, Cancer Australia media release

Data in this report provide a comprehensive picture of gynaecological cancer in Australia including how gynaecological cancer rates differ by geographical area, socioeconomic status, Indigenous status and country of birth.

ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978-1-74249-348-0; Cat. no. CAN 66; 254pp.; $38

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Foreword
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • What are gynaecological cancers?
      • What are the different types of gynaecological cancers?
      • Risk factors for gynaecological cancers
      • Gynaecological cancers in a policy context
      • Purpose and structure of this report
      • Data interpretation
      • Data sources
    • 2  Incidence of gynaecological cancers
      • About incidence of gynaecological cancers
      • How many females were newly diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer in 2008?
      • What has changed over time?
      • What is the risk of being diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer?
      • How many females are expected to be diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer in 2020?
      • Do incidence rates differ across population groups?
      • How does incidence in Australia compare with the world incidence?
      • What are the most common types of gynaecological cancers?
    • 3 Early detection
      • About early detection
      • Cervical screening
    • 4 Hospitalisations due to gynaecological cancers
      • About hospitalisations due to gynaecological cancers
      • How many hospitalisations occurred due to gynaecological cancers in 2009-10?
      • Does hospitalisation differ by age?
      • Does admitted patient activity differ by hospital sector?
      • Has hospitalisation due to gynaecological cancers changed over time?
      • Do hospitalisation rates differ across population groups?
      • Which procedures were most frequently undertaken during hospitalisations due to gynaecological cancers?
      • How many surgical procedures were undertaken due to gynaecological cancers?
      • What were the most common additional diagnoses for females with a principal diagnosis of gynaecological cancer?
    • 5 Expenditure on gynaecological cancers
      • About expenditure on gynaecological cancers
      • How much was spent on gynaecological cancers in 2004-05?
    • 6 Prevalence of gynaecological cancers
      • About prevalence of gynaecological cancers
      • How prevalent were gynaecological cancers in 2008?
      • Does prevalence differ across population groups?
    • 7 Burden of disease due to gynaecological cancers
      • About burden of disease
      • Estimated burden of disease in 2012
    • 8 Survival after a diagnosis of gynaecological cancer
      • About survival after a diagnosis of gynaecological cancer
      • What was the prospect of survival for females with a gynaecological cancer?
      • Has survival from gynaecological cancers changed over time?
      • Does survival from gynaecological cancers differ across population groups?
      • How does Australia compare internationally?
      • Does survival differ by histological type of gynaecological cancer?
      • Does survival differ by stage? 
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    • 9 Mortality from gynaecological cancers
      • About mortality from gynaecological cancers
        • How many females died from a gynaecological cancer in 2007?
        • Have mortality rates changed over time?
        • What is the risk of death from gynaecological cancers?
        • How many females are expected to die from a gynaecological cancer in 2020?
        • Do mortality rates differ across population groups?
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Classifications
        • Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Areas
        • Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage
        • International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems
        • International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Australian
        • modification
        • Australian Classification of Health Interventions
        • Standard Australian Classification of Countries
      • Appendix B: Statistical methods and technical notes
        • Age-specific rates
        • Age-standardised rates
        • Age-standardised average length of stay
        • Confidence intervals
        • Mortality-to-incidence ratio
        • Prevalence
        • Rate ratio
        • Relative survival
        • Risk to age 85
      • Appendix C: Data sources
        • Australian Cancer Database
        • Burden of disease data
        • Disease Expenditure Database
        • GLOBOCAN
        • National Death Index
        • National Hospital Morbidity Database
        • National Mortality Database
        • Population data
      • Appendix D: Additional tables
        • Additional tables for Chapter 2: Incidence of gynaecological cancer
        • Additional tables for Chapter 3: Early detection
        • Additional tables for Chapter 4: Hospitalisations for gynaecological cancer
        • Additional tables for Chapter 5: Expenditure on gynaecological cancers
        • Additional tables for Chapter 7: Burden of disease due to gynaecological cancers
        • Additional tables for Chapter 8: Survival after a diagnosis of gynaecological cancer
        • Additional tables for Chapter 9: Mortality from gynaecological cancer
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW, Cancer Australia 2012. Gynaecological cancers in Australia: an overview. Cancer series no. 70. Cat. no. CAN 66. Canberra: AIHW.

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