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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.
In 2011, cancer was the leading cause of disease burden in Australia
In 2017, an estimated 134,174 new cases of cancer (excluding BCC and SCC) will be diagnosed in Australia
Breast cancer in females is expected to be the most common cancer in Australia in 2017
Five year relative survival from all cancers combined increased from 48% in 1984–1988 to 68% in 2009–2013
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