This web report provides readers with information to aid in the interpretation of cancer data and cancer-related publications. It includes information on interpreting different aspects of data such as cancer statistics, differences in reported statistics, trend data, population comparisons and data on rare cancers.
- Cat. no: WEB 89
Incidence is the number of new cancers diagnosed during a specified time period
Mortality is the number of deaths during a specified period due to cancer
Survival is the probability of being alive, relative to an average Australian of same sex and age, in a set time period
Prevalence is the number of people alive with a prior diagnosis of cancer at a given point in time