Twenty six South Australians are diagnosed with cancer each day. In 2013, there were 9,717 new cases of cancer diagnosed in SA. Between 2009 and 2013 males incidence rates decreased by 0.1% per annum, while female rates increased by 2.2% per annum. Mortality rates in males have shown a decrease of 0.6% per annum, while females rates have increased by 0.7%.
The most commonly diagnosed cancers in South Australia in 2013 in males were prostate, colorectal, melanoma and lung cancers. The most commonly diagnosed cancers in South Australia in 2013 in females were breast, colorectal,melanoma and lung cancers.
There were 3,571 deaths from cancer recorded in South Australia in 2013.
South Australian Cancer Registry (2013): Cancer in South Australia 2013 - with projections to 2016. Adelaide: South Australian Department of Health
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