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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
Breast cancer in females is expected to be the most common cancer in Australia in 2017
Lung cancer is estimated to be the leading cause of cancer death in 2017
In 2011, cancer was the leading cause of disease burden in Australia
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