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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.
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
39,884 people died from cancer in 2007, an average of 109 deaths every day
Cancer is estimated to be the leading cause of the burden of disease in Australia in 2010 (19% of the total burden)
108,368 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in Australia in 2007
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