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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.
Cancer accounted for about 3 in 10 deaths in Australia, making it the second most common cause of death
In 2012, it is estimated that more than 120,700 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer
In 2010, more than 42,800 Australians died from cancer
For all cancers combined, the age-standardised mortality rate decreased by 17% from 1991
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