Cancer risk data visualisation

For many different cancers, this data visualisation provides cancer incidence and mortality risk data by age. Help with terms, and information about the data, is available by placing the mouse pointer over the icons found near the top of the page. Additional guidance about the risk adjusted for competing mortality and risk unadjusted for competing mortality is located in cancer data commentary number 1 and the methods section.

For this year and as part of the cancer mortality data investigations, two sources of mortality data are used for cancer mortality reporting (the sources are the National Mortality Database (NMD) and the Australian Cancer Database (ACD)). Please read cancer data commentary number 8 for more information about cancer mortality data investigations. General assistance of how to choose which source to use for reporting on selected cancers is found within the data visualisation. It is expected that guidelines to better help people select the appropriate data source for the selected cancer will be available some time in the near future. 

Advice about using the mortality data is also available by hovering the cursor above the “please read here for more information about using mortality data” box.

Cancer data in Australia: Risk. Trends over time from 1982 to 2016 for selected cancers, by sex and age. 

This visualisation contains risk of cancer diagnosis or risk or cancer death for around 60 cancers.

Figure 1 is a line graph that contains information on the risk of cancer diagnosis (adjusted or unadjusted for competing mortality) for the selected cancer and age range from 1982 to 2020.

Figure 2 is a line graph that contains information on the risk of death from cancer (adjusted or unadjusted for competing mortality) for the selected cancer and age range from 1971 to 2020.

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Cancer risk data are available as supplementary tables.