Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • Data at a glance
      • Estimated incidence of cancer in 2012
      • Mortality from cancer in 2010
    • 1 Introduction
      • What is cancer?
      • What are the known risk factors for cancer?
      • Purpose and structure of this report
      • Data interpretation
      • Data sources
      • What is missing from the picture?
    • 2 Incidence of cancer
      • About incidence
      • How many people will be diagnosed with cancer in 2012?
      • Which cancers are estimated to be the most common?
      • Does incidence differ by age?
      • What is the risk of being diagnosed with cancer?
      • What has changed over time?
      • How does Australia compare internationally?
    • 3 Mortality from cancer
      • About mortality
      • How many people died from cancer in 2010?
      • What is the risk of death from cancer?
      • What has changed over time?
      • How does Australia compare internationally?
    • 4 Survival after a diagnosis of cancer
      • About survival
      • What is the prospect of survival?
      • Conditional survival
      • How does Australia compare internationally?
    • 5 Prevalence of cancer
      • About prevalence
      • How prevalent was cancer in 2007?
    • 6 Differences across population groups
      • About differences across population groups
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status
      • State and territory
      • Remoteness area
      • Socioeconomic status
    • 7 Burden of disease due to cancer
      • About burden of disease
      • What is estimated burden of disease due to cancer in 2012?
    • 8 Hospitalisations and palliative care for cancer
      • About hospitalisations
      • How many hospitalisations occurred in 2010-11?
      • Palliative care for cancer in the hospital setting
    • 9 National cancer screening programs
      • About national population screening programs
      • BreastScreen Australia
    • National Cervical Screening Program
    • National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A Cancer codes
      • Appendix B Summary pages for selected cancers
      • Appendix C Cancer incidence and mortality for all cancer groupings
      • Appendix D Guide to online supplementary tables
      • Appendix E Classifications
      • Appendix F Constructing the 2009 Australian Cancer Database
      • Appendix G Year-to-date estimates for Australian cancer incidence and mortality
      • Appendix H Statistical methods and technical notes
      • Appendix I Data sources
      • Appendix J Definition of cancer-related hospitalisations
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes