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released: 16 Dec 2010 author: AIHW media release

Cancer has a greater overall impact on the health of Australians than any other disease group. On average, 1 in 2 Australians will develop cancer and 1 in 5 will die from it before the age of 85 years.

ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978-1-74249-081-6; Cat. no. CAN 55; 28pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • acknowledgments
    • introduction
  • Body section
    • what is cancer?
    • what are the known risk factors for cancer?
    • how many people were diagnosed with cancer in 2007?
    • which cancers were the most common in 2007?
    • do cancer rates differ with age?
    • how has the occurrence of cancer changed over time?
    • what about the occurrence of the most commonly diagnosed cancers?
    • how many people died from cancer in 2007?
    • which cancers led to most deaths in 2007?
    • does mortality differ by age?
    • how has mortality changed over time?
    • how have mortality rates changed for the most common causes of cancer death?
    • do cancer rates differ for Indigenous Australians?
    • do cancer rates differ by remoteness area?
    • do cancer rates differ by socioeconomic status?
    • what is the prospect of survival?
    • is the prospect of survival similar for all cancer sites?
    • does survival differ by age?
    • how has survival changed over time?
    • has survival improved for all cancer sites?
  • End matter
    • references

Recommended citation

AIHW 2010. Cancer in Australia 2010: in brief. Cancer series no. 59. Cat. no. CAN 55. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 26 October 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442472454>.