Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cancer Control Indicators
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to Elders past, present and emerging.
Between 2009 and 2013, 6,397 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (3,097 males and 3,300 females) were diagnosed with cancer.
In 2011, 66% of breast cancers and 87% of prostate cancers in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were diagnosed at an early stage.
Almost half of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (40% of males, 50% of females) survived for five years or longer after a cancer diagnosis.
From 2012-13 to 2018-19, the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people smoking daily decreased from 41% to 37%.
The proportion of women in the target age range participating in BreastScreen Australia increased from 37% in to 41%.
Between 2012 and 2016, there were 2,917 deaths due to cancer among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (1,518 males and 1,399 females).