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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 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
39,884 people died from cancer in 2007, an average of 109 deaths every day
The age-standardised mortality rate has decreased by 16% from 1982
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