Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
      • Skin cancer is a major cause of illness in Australia
      • Hospitalisations for skin cancer are on the rise
      • Survival from melanoma is relatively high
      • Melanoma is less common among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
      • There is substantial spending on skin cancer each year
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • The skin
      • About this report
        • Data availability
        • Estimated incidence and mortality data
    • 2 Facts about skin cancer
      • Melanoma of the skin
      • Non-melanoma skin cancer
      • Risk factors for skin cancer
        • Ultraviolet (UV) radiation
        • Family history and genetic susceptibility
    • 3 Melanoma
      • Incidence
        • Sex
        • Age group
      • Hospitalisations
        • Number of hospitalisations and hospitalisation rate
        • Treatment of melanoma
        • Hospitalisations involving surgery
        • Chemotherapy
      • Survival
        • Tumour thickness
      • Mortality
        • Sex
        • Age group
    • 4 Non-melanoma skin cancer
      • Incidence
        • Basal cell carcinoma
        • Squamous cell carcinoma
        • Rare non-melanoma skin cancers
        • Sex
        • Age group
      • Hospitalisations
        • Number of hospitalisations and hospital rate
        • Treatment of NMSC
        • Number of hospitalisations involving surgery
        • Chemotherapy
      • Mortality
        • Sex
        • Age group
    • 5 Focus on key population groups
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
        • Incidence
        • Mortality
      • States and territories Incidence Mortality
      • Remoteness area Incidence Mortality
      • Socioeconomic groups
      • Incidence
      • Mortality
  • 6 Medicare subsidised services
    • Melanoma
    • Medicare subsidised services
    • Medicare spending
    • Non-melanoma skin cancers
    • Medicare subsidised services
    • Medicare spending
  • 7 Spotlight on limitations of NMSC data
    • Available data sources and their limitations
    • Surveys
    • Hospitals data
    • Medicare data
    • Parliamentary inquiry into non-melanoma skin cancer
    • Option 1: Include common NMSC as a notifiable cancer in each state and territory, and collect
    • complete data through cancer registries
    • Option 2: Include common NMSC as a notifiable cancer in selected regions of Australia and
    • collect complete data for these regions through cancer registries
    • Option 3: Collect information through regular national surveys approximately every 5 years
    • Option 4: Investigate the utility of other available data for producing NMSC incidence estimates
    • that are fit for purpose
      • Potential data sources
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Tables
      • Appendix B: Defining rare non-melanoma skin cancer
      • Appendix C: Medicare data
        • Medicare subsidised services
        • Medicare item numbers for services and spending
      • Appendix D: Defining hospitalisations for skin cancer
        • Terms and classifications on admitted patient care
        • Definition of melanoma and NMSC-related hospitalisations
          • Definition of melanoma and NMSC-related procedures
      • Appendix E: Statistical methods and technical notes
        • Age-specific rates
        • Age-standardised rates
        • Relative survival
      • Appendix F: Data sources
        • AIHW Australian Cancer Database
        • AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database
        • AIHW National Mortality Database
        • National Death Index
        • Population data
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications