Australia has one of the highest incidence rates of mesothelioma in the world. This rare and aggressive cancer has no cure, and between 700 and 800 people are diagnosed each year. The average time between diagnosis and death is around 11 months according to Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) analysis of all mesothelioma diagnoses and deaths recorded in the Australian Mesothelioma Registry (AMR) as at September 2018.
What is mesothelioma?
The Australian Mesothelioma Registry
How many people are diagnosed with mesothelioma?
The number of cases of mesothelioma has risen
Incidence rates vary by state and territory
Patients are less likely to survive mesothelioma than most other cancers
How has mortality changed over time?
How does Australia compare?
Asbestos exposure in people with mesothelioma
What are the challenges in collecting data and reporting on mesothelioma?
Where do I go for more information?
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