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AIHW Cancer Compendium

Report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, with information and trends by cancer type.

This report presents key data, information and trends over time for 24 key cancers and all cancers combined. The top three most common types of cancer, in order, are prostate cancer, breast cancer and colorectal cancer.

For all cancers combined, the number of new cases of cancer diagnosed increased from 47,443 in 1982 to 127,887 in 2014. Compared to their counterparts in the general population (those without cancer), individuals with cancer have a 69% chance of surviving 5 years, up from 49% in 1985–1989.

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