Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary 
  • Body section
    1. Introduction
      • What is cancer?
      • What are the known risk factors for cancer?
        • Smoking
        • Alcohol consumption
        • Diet
        • Physical inactivity and obesity
        • Hormonal factors in females
        • Chronic infections
        • Sunlight
        • Radiation
        • Occupational exposures
        • Pollution
        • Genetic susceptibility
         
      • Purpose and structure of this report
      • Data interpretation
      • Data sources
       
    2. Incidence of cancer
      • How many people were diagnosed with cancer in 2007?
        • Which cancers were the most common?
        • Does incidence differ by age?
        • What is the risk?
         
      • What has changed?
        • Trends for all cancers combined
        • Trends for specific cancer sites
         
      • How does Australia compare internationally?
       
    3. Mortality from cancer
      • How many people died from cancer in 2007?
        • Which cancers led to most deaths?
        • Does mortality differ by age?
        • What is the risk?
         
      • What has changed?
        • Trends for all cancers combined
        • Trends for specific cancer sites
         
      • How does Australia compare internationally?
       
    4. Differences across population groups
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status
        • Do incidence rates differ for Indigenous Australians?
        • Do mortality rates differ for Indigenous Australians?
         
      • State and territory
        • Do incidence rates differ by state and territory?
        • Do mortality rates differ by state and territory?
         
      • Remoteness area
        • Do incidence rates differ by remoteness area?
        • Do mortality rates differ by remoteness area?
         
      • Socioeconomic status
        • Do incidence rates differ by socioeconomic status?
        • Do mortality rates differ by socioeconomic status?
       
    5. Survival after a diagnosis of cancer
      • 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?
        • Is the gain in survival over time evident in all age groups?
         
      • How does Australia compare internationally?
       
    6. Prevalence of cancer
      • How prevalent was cancer in 2004?
        • Prevalence by selected cancer sites
       
    7. Burden of disease due to cancer
      • Burden of disease due to cancer in 2010
        • Burden of disease by selected cancer sites
        • Burden due to years of life lost (YLL) and years of life lost to disability (YLD)
        • Differences by age
       
    8. Hospitalisations for cancer
      • Hospitalisations for cancer in 2007–08 and 2008–09
        • How long, on average, did cancer patients stay in hospital?
        • Which cancers and related treatments led to the most hospitalisations?
       
    9. National cancer screening programs
      • National Cervical Screening Program
        • Participation
        • Impact of the program on the incidence of cervical cancer
         
      • BreastScreen Australia
        • Participation
        • Detection of breast cancers
        • Mortality from breast cancer
         
      • National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
        • Participation
        • Faecal occult blood test outcomes
        • Detection of bowel cancer
     
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Cancer codes
      • Appendix B: Summary pages for selected cancer sites
        • All cancers (C00–C96(a, b), D45, D46, D47.1, D47.3)
        • Acute myeloid leukaemia (C92.0, C92.3–C92.5, C93.0, C94.0, C94.2, C94.4, C94.5)
        • Bladder cancer (C67)
        • Bowel cancer (C18–C20)
        • Brain cancer (C71)
        • Breast cancer (C50)
        • Cervical cancer (C53)
        • Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (C91.1)
        • Cancer of the gallbladder and bile ducts (C23–C24)
        • Hodgkin lymphoma (C81)
        • Kidney cancer (C64)
        • Laryngeal cancer (C32)
        • Lip cancer (C00)
        • Liver cancer (C22)
        • Lung cancer (C33–C34)
        • Melanoma of the skin (C43)
        • Mesothelioma (C45)
        • Multiple primary cancers (C97)
        • Myelodysplastic syndrome (D46)
        • Myeloma (C90)
        • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (C82–C85)
        • Non-melanoma skin cancer (C44)(a)
        • Oesophageal cancer (C15)
        • Cancer of other digestive organs (C26)
        • Other myeloproliferative cancers (C94.1, C94.3, C96.2, D45, D47.1, D47.3)
        • Other soft tissue cancers (C47, C49)
        • Ovarian cancer (C56)
        • Pancreatic cancer (C25)
        • Prostate cancer (C61)
        • Stomach cancer (C16)
        • Testicular cancer (C62)
        • Thyroid cancer (C73)
        • Tongue cancer (C01–C02)
        • Total lymphoid cancers (C81–C85, C88, C90, C91)
        • Total myeloid cancers (C92–C94, C96.2, D45, D46, D47.1, D47.3)
        • Unknown primary site (C80)(a)
        • Uterine cancer (C54–C55)
         
      • Appendix C: Cancer incidence and mortality for all cancer groupings
      • Appendix D: Additional tables
        • Additional table for Chapter 2: Incidence of cancer
        • Additional table for Chapter 3: Mortality from cancer
        • Additional tables for Chapter 4: Differences across population groups
        • Additional tables for Chapter 5: Survival after a diagnosis of cancer
        • Additional table for Chapter 6: Prevalence of cancer
        • Additional tables for Chapter 7: Burden of disease due to cancer
        • Additional tables for Chapter 8: Hospitalisations for cancer
         
      • Appendix E: Classifications
        • Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Areas
        • Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage
        • International Classification of Diseases for Oncology
        • International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems
        • International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Australian modification
         
      • Appendix F: Statistical methods and technical notes
        • 2010 estimated incidence and mortality
          • Prostate cancer 2010 estimated incidence
           
        • Age-specific rates
        • Age-standardised rates
        • Confidence intervals
        • Mortality-to-incidence ratio
        • Relative survival analysis
        • Risk to age 75 and 85 years
         
      • Appendix G: Data sources
        • Australian Cancer Database
          • Non-melanoma skin cancers
           
        • BreastScreen Australia Program data
        • Burden of disease data
        • GLOBOCAN
        • National Bowel Cancer Screening Program data
        • National Cervical Screening Program data
        • National Death Index
        • National Hospital Morbidity Database
        • National Mortality Database
        • Population data
         
      • Appendix H: Incidence of cancers of the blood and lymphatic system
      • Appendix I: Definition of cancer-related hospitalisations
      • Appendix J: Estimating prostate cancer incidence in 2010
        • Prostate cancer and the effects of PSA testing
       
    • Glossary
    • References
    • Related state and territory cancer registry publications
    • List of tables
    • List of figures