Cancer rates highest down under

The data, published by the cancer research division of the World Health Organization, shows that Australia and New Zealand have a cancer incidence rate of 318 per 100,000, excluding non-melanoma skin cancer.

The overall incidence is the same as the US, but the rate in men is 365 per 100,000 in Australia and New Zealand, compared with 347 per 100,000 in US men.

The report, estimating 28 cancer types in 184 countries, shows the age-standardised rates of prostate cancer are 111 per 100,000 in Australia and New Zealand, ahead of breast cancer, the next most

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