12 key facts from the national cancer report

Liver cancer on the rise, and survival with bladder cancer has declined

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare have published their report ‘Cancer in Australia 2019’.

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Here are the most interesting findings:

  1. Five-year survival rates for all cancers combined have improved from 50% in 1986-1990 to 69% in 2011-2015.
  2. Testicular cancer, thyroid and prostate cancer have the best five-year survival rates at 98%, 97% and 95% respectively.
  3. Mesothelioma, cancer of other digestive organs (where the primary site is not stated) and pancreatic cancer have the worst five