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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.
Five-year survival from all cancers combined increased from 47% in 1982–1987 to 66% in 2006–2010
Cancer accounted for about 3 in 10 deaths in Australia, making it the second most common cause of death
The most commonly reported cancers in 2012 are expected to be prostate cancer, followed by bowel cancer
In 2012, it is estimated that more than 120,700 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer
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