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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.
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
Five year relative survival from all cancers combined increased from 48% in 1984–1988 to 68% in 2009–2013
At the end of 2012, 410,530 people were alive who had been diagnosed with cancer in the previous 5 years
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