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Cancer in Australia: in brief 2012 presents key points and trends from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s latest biennial report about cancer in Australia, Cancer in Australia: an overview, 2012.
In 2012, it is estimated that more than 120,700 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer
Cancer accounted for about 3 in 10 deaths in Australia, making it the second most common cause of death
Five-year survival from all cancers combined increased from 47% in 1982–1987 to 66% in 2006–2010
The most commonly reported cancers in 2012 are expected to be prostate cancer, followed by bowel cancer
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