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This is the first comprehensive national report on prostate cancer in Australia. It presents an overview of the condition and analysis of key summary measures including incidence, mortality and survival.
Health-care expenditure on prostate cancer was estimated to increase 23% between 2004–05 and 2008–09, to $349 million
Indigenous males were less likely to be diagnosed with, but similarly likely to die from, prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia, with 21,808 new diagnoses in 2009
Prostate cancer is the fourth leading cause of mortality among Australian males, with 3,294 deaths in 2011
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