Thursday, 20 September 2012

Cancer survival and prevalence in Australia (AIHW)

Cancer survival and prevalence in Australia: period estimates from 1982 to 2010 presents the latest national survival and prevalence statistics for cancers in Australia from 1982 to 2010. Five-year survival for all cancers combined increased from 47% in 1982-1987 to 66% in 2006-2010. The largest survival gains over this time were for prostate cancer, kidney cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In 2006-2010, cancers with the highest survival were those of the testis, lip, prostate and thyroid, and melanoma of the skin. In comparison, pancreatic cancer and mesothelioma had the lowest survival.

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