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Cancer in Australia: in brief 2017 presents key points and trends from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s latest biennial report about cancer in Australia, Cancer in Australia 2017.
Five year relative survival from all cancers combined increased from 48% in 1984–1988 to 68% in 2009–2013
Lung cancer is estimated to be the leading cause of cancer death in 2017
In 2017, an estimated 47,753 people will die from cancer
In 2017, an estimated 134,174 new cases of cancer (excluding BCC and SCC) will be diagnosed in Australia
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