Cancer stage at diagnosis refers to the extent of spread of cancer at the time of diagnosis–the higher the number (between I and IV), the further the cancer has spread. The stage at diagnosis and subsequent treatment outcomes are important determinants of cancer survival.
National cancer incidence and survival by stage data were first released in the Cancer data in Australia December 2018 release. While almost all other data are updated annually, more recent cancer incidence and survival by stage data is not available so it was not possible to update it. As it is a unique source of national data, the following cancer incidence and survival by stage data visualisation remains available within this Cancer data in Australia report.