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Cancer in Australia: in brief 2010 presents key points and trends from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s biennial report about cancer in Australia, Cancer in Australia: an overview, 2010.
The age-standardised mortality rate has decreased by 16% from 1982
108,368 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in Australia in 2007
The most common type of newly diagnosed cancer was prostate cancer in males, and breast cancer in females
By the age of 85 years, 1 in 2 males and 1 in 3 females will have been diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their life
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