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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.
For all cancers combined, the age-standardised mortality rate decreased by 17% from 1991
Cancer accounted for about 3 in 10 deaths in Australia, making it the second most common cause of death
Cancer outcomes differ by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status, remoteness area and socioeconomic status
The most commonly reported cancers in 2012 are expected to be prostate cancer, followed by bowel cancer
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