Table of contents

  • Summary
  • Data at a glance
  • Estimated incidence of cancer in 2019 (by sex)
  • Estimated mortality from cancer in 2019 (by sex)
  • Estimated cancer incidence and mortality in 2019
  • 1 Introduction
    • 1.1 Cancer
    • 1.2 Report overview
    • 1.3 Data sources
    • 1.4 Data presentations
  • 2 Risk factors for cancer
    • 2.1 Determining links between risk factors and cancer
    • 2.2 Cancer risk factors in Australia
  • 3 Spotlight: cancer stage at diagnosis
    • 3.1 Stage at diagnosis
  • 4 Screening and early detection
    • 4.1 Population-based cancer screening
    • 4.2 Medicare-subsidised surveillance, detection and monitoring tests
  • 5 Number of new cases
    • 5.1 All cancers combined
    • 5.2 Most commonly diagnosed cancers
    • 5.3 Rare and less common cancers, 2015
    • 5.4 Non-malignant tumours
  • 6 Treatment
    • 6.1 Hospitalisations for all cancers combined
    • 6.2 Hospitalisations for principal diagnosis of cancer
    • 6.3 Chemotherapy procedures
    • 6.4 Radiotherapy for cancer
    • 6.5 Hospitalisations for palliative care for cancer
  • 7 Survival and survivorship after a cancer diagnosis
    • 7.1 Survival
    • 7.2 Conditional Survival
    • 7.3 Survivorship population
  • 8 Number of deaths
    • 8.1 All cancers combined
    • 8.2 Most common causes of death from cancer
    • 8.3 Deaths from rare and less common cancers
  • 9 Key population groups
    • 9.1 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
    • 9.2 Remoteness area
    • 9.3 Socioeconomic area
    • 9.4 State and territory
  • Appendix A: Methodology for 2015 cancer incidence for NSW and cancer projections
  • Appendix B: Cancer codes
  • Appendix C: Data sources
  • Appendix D: Cancer incidence, mortality and survival for all cancer groupings
  • Appendix E: Definition of cancer-related hospitalisations
  • Appendix F: Statistical methods and technical notes
  • Appendix G: Enhancements and other events affecting data
  • Appendix H: Classifications
  • Glossary
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations