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Release of national data on cancer stage at diagnosis

Cancer Australia has released new data on ‘stage at diagnosis’ for the top five incidence cancers – female breast cancer, colorectal, lung, prostate cancers and melanoma.

The new data reveals that the majority of cancer cases for female breast (77%), prostate (82%) and melanoma (92%) were diagnosed as early stage, compared to colorectal (46%) and lung cancer (18%).

Australia is among the first countries worldwide to report population-level data of a high quality on stage of cancer at diagnosis.

The data is the result of a collaboration with all state and territory population-based cancer registries and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

For more information, visit Cancer Australia’s National Cancer Control Indicators website.