This is the second national report focusing on cancers in young Australians. The first national report was released in 2011, and examined cancer incidence, mortality, and survival in young Australians between 1983 and 2010 (AIHW 2011).
This report presents updated national incidence and survival data for young Australians with cancer for 2010–2014, with trends dating back to 1985–1989. National mortality data are presented for 2011–2015, with trends dating back to 1981–1985.
This report also presents trends in cancer-related hospitalisations for 2001–02 to 2015–16, and the burden of cancer in 2011. Bringing together the latest national cancer statistics and trend data, this report answers the following questions:
• How many young Australians were diagnosed with cancer each year, and what are the trends in cancer incidence? (Chapter 2)
• How many young Australians were hospitalised with a cancer-related illness, and what services are most commonly accessed? (Chapter 3)
• What are the survival figures for young Australians diagnosed with cancer, and is survival from cancer improving for young Australians? (Chapter 4)
• How many young Australians died from cancer each year, and what are the trends in cancer mortality? (Chapter 5)
• What is the burden of cancer in young Australians? (Chapter 6)