Prevalence

Updated statistics on cancer incidence, mortality and survival show that, although the numbers of cases diagnosed annually continues to rise (largely driven by population growth and ageing), survival prospects for patients continue to improve.
Cover of 2019 Annual Report
  • It is estimated that about 35,440 invasive cancers were diagnosed annually during 2017-2019, or 23,890 cancers excluding the common but rarely fatal non-melanoma skin cancer (or 43,360 cancers and non-invasive tumours
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Chart of annual average cancer cases

The latest statistical report from the National Cancer Registry highlights ongoing and projected growth in numbers of cancers diagnosed annually (largely reflecting population growth and ageing), and a further increase in the numbers of cancer survivors among the general population.Read more

Ongoing and projected further increases in cancer cases reflecting population growth and ageing: latest report from the National Cancer Registry
Annual Report 2018
  • Based on the latest available information, it was estimated that 33,460 invasive cancers, or 22,640 cancers excluding the generally non-fatal non-melanoma cancers of skin, were diagnosed annually during 2016-2018 (or 41,080
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More people are surviving after cancer diagnosis: latest report from the National Cancer Registry
Cover of the 2017 Annual Report

The latest annual report from the National Cancer Registry indicates that, although rates of cancer (taking account of age and population size) appear to have stabilised or even fallen recently, numbers of cancers diagnosed continue to rise...Read more

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