Australia has one of the highest rates of colorectal cancer in the world, and it is projected that this cancer will be the third most commonly diagnosed cancer recorded in Austr
Breast cancer is the most common cancer recorded in Australian females by Australian Cancer Registries.
Cancer mortality data, as presented, refer to the number of deaths in a calendar year for which the underlying cause is cancer.
Cancer incidence data, as presented in this report, refer to the number of new cases of cancer diagnosed each year. They can be presented as absolute numbers or as rates.
It is estimated that almost 20,500 deaths in 2018, or more than one in every 8 deaths in Australia is attributable to tobacco use.3 Lung cancer accounted for almost t
The measure "proportion of people aged 18 years and over who have insufficient exercise" is derived from activity such as:
It was estimated in 2010 that alcohol-attributable cancer was responsible for about 4% of all global cancer deaths, and 5% of all potential Years-of-Life-Lost from cancer.7
Between 2010 and 2014, 840 new cases of colorectal cancer were diagnosed in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and between 2014 and 2018, 531 new cases were reported
Bowel cancer may be present for many years before a person shows symptoms, such as visible rectal bleeding, change in bowel habit, bowel obstruction or anaemia.
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