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Mortality projections presented in this report have recently been revised using more recent data and are presented in the report Cancer mortality trends and projections: 2014 to 2025. In the process of updating the projections, changes have been made to the underlying models used in this report. Readers should therefore use the relevant mortality projections presented in the Cancer mortality trends and projections: 2014 to 2025 report instead.

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • Data at a glance
      • Estimated incidence of cancer in 2014
      • Estimated mortality from cancer in 2014
    • 1 Introduction
      • Purpose and structure of this report
      • Data interpretation
      • Data sources
      • What is missing from the picture?
    • 2 Risk factors, early detection and prevention
      • Known risk factors for cancer
      • Early detection through organised population screening
    • 3 Incidence of cancer
      • About incidence
      • Estimated number of cases diagnosed
      • Most commonly diagnosed cancers
      • Differences by age
      • Risk of being diagnosed with cancer
      • Change over time
    • 4 Hospitalisations and admitted patient palliative care for cancer
      • About hospitalisations
      • Hospitalisations in 2012–13
      • Palliative care for cancer in the hospital setting
    • 5 Survival after a diagnosis of cancer
      • About survival
      • Five-year relative survival
      • Conditional survival
    • 6 Prevalence of cancer
      • About prevalence
      • Cancer prevalence
    • 7 Mortality from cancer
      • About mortality
      • Estimated number of deaths from cancer
      • Most common causes of death from cancer
      • Mortality by age
      • Risk of death from cancer
      • Change over time
    • 8 Focus on key population groups
      • Differences across population groups
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
      • State and territory
      • Remoteness area
      • Socioeconomic disadvantage
      • Life stages
    • 9 International comparisons
      • About international comparisons
      • Incidence
      • Mortality
      • Mortality-to-incidence ratio
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Cancer codes
      • Appendix B: Summary pages for selected cancers
      • Appendix C: Cancer incidence, mortality and survival for all cancer groupings
      • Appendix D: Guide to online supplementary tables
      • Appendix E: Classifications
      • Appendix F: How estimated data in the 2011 Australian Cancer Database were calculated
      • Appendix G: Methodology for cancer projections
      • 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