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released: 14 Nov 2013 author: AIHW media release

This is the first comprehensive national report on prostate cancer in Australia. It presents an overview of the condition and analysis of key summary measures including incidence, mortality and survival. Findings include:- Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer), with 21,808 new diagnoses in 2009.- Prostate cancer is the fourth leading cause of mortality among Australian males, with 3,294 deaths from prostate cancer in 2011.- Around 9 in 10 (92%) males diagnosed with prostate cancer survive 5 years from diagnosis. This is higher than for all cancers (65%).

ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978-1-74249-508-8; Cat. no. CAN 76; 71pp.; $13

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso page
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Prostate cancer is the leading cancer among males
      • Mortality is decreasing
      • Survival is high, and improving
      • Prostate cancer presents an economic burden
      • There are differences between population groups and internationally
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Overview
      • The prostate
      • Prostate cancer
      • Characteristics
      • Risk factors
    • 2 Detection, diagnosis and management
      • Key findings
      • Detection and diagnosis
      • Prostate-specific antigen testing
      • Digital rectal examination
      • Biopsy of the prostate
      • Management and treatment
      • No initial treatment, active surveillance
      • Active treatment
      • Palliative care
    • 3 Incidence
      • Key findings
      • Overview
      • Age comparison
      • Time trend
      • Projected incidence to 2020
    • 4 Mortality
      • Key findings
      • Overview
      • Age comparison
      • Time trend
      • The influence of incidence on mortality
      • Projected mortality to 2020
    • 5 Survival
      • Key findings
      • Overview
      • Age comparison
      • Time trend
    • 6 Expenditure on prostate cancer
      • Key findings
      • Overview
      • Age comparison
      • Time trend
    • 7 Population groups
      • Key findings
      • Overview
      • State and territory
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status
      • Remoteness area
      • Socioeconomic disadvantage
      • Country of birth
    • 8 International comparisons
      • Key findings
      • Overview
      • Incidence
      • Mortality
      • Mortality-to-incidence ratio
  • End matter
    • Appendix 1 Technical information
      • Classifications
      • Health classifications
      • Area-based classifications
      • Data sources and limitations
      • AIHW data sources
      • External data sources
      • Data limitations
      • Statistical methods
      • Age-specific rates
      • Age-standardisation
      • Incidence
      • Prevalence
      • Risk to age 45, 55, 65, 75 or 85
      • Survival
      • Technical notes
      • Defining prostate cancer-related hospitalisations
      • Interpreting comparison data
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. Prostate cancer in Australia. Cancer series 79. Cat. no. CAN 76. Canberra: AIHW.