Presents key points and trends from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s latest biennial report about cancer in Australia.
Cancer is a major cause of illness in Australia and has a substantial social and economic impact on individuals, families and the community. In 2014, it is estimated that 123,920 people will be diagnosed with cancer and 45,780 people will die from cancer. Findings from recent global burden of disease studies show that cancer contributed between 16% and 19% of the total disease burden in Australia.
The report is part of a series of national statistical reports on cancer produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare with support from state and territory members of the Australasian Association of Cancer Registries. As a short version, this booklet presents key findings from the main report. Refer to the full report for details about methods and technical information.