Cancer is a major cause of illness in Australia and has a substantial social and economic impact on individuals, families and the community. Findings from the recent Australian Burden of Disease Study showed that cancer as a disease group was the leading cause of burden in Australia in 2011, accounting for 19% of the total disease burden.
More reports and statistics on cancer can be found under Cancer screening.
new cancer cases are estimated to be diagnosed in 2017—1 new diagnosis every 4 minutes
men and 1 in 6 women will die from cancer by the age of 85
people are estimated to die from cancer in 2017—131 deaths every day
deaths in Australia in 2014 were due to cancer
people will be diagnosed by age 85
hospitalisations in 2014–15 were related to cancer
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