Cancer in Victoria 2018
Cancer is a leading burden of disease in Victoria; there are 96 new diagnoses every day (or one every 15 minutes).
- On average 30 Victorians died from cancer in Victoria in 2018.
- 46% of cancers diagnosed are in Victorians over 70 years and less than 2% in those aged under 30 years of age.
- The five most common cancers in Victoria are prostate, breast, bowel, lung and melanoma, they collectively count for 57% of all new cancers and 46% of all cancer deaths.
- Mortality rates for Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples were significantly higher in both men and women. Mortality are at least twice those for Victorians of other descent.
- The over 85 age group continue to represent the highest total deaths for the 2014-2018 period.
- The 65-69 age group represent the highest number of newly diagnosed with cancer across the 11 tumour streams in Gippsland.
- Men represented 55.6% of newly diagnosed patients compared to women 44.4% for the period 2014-2018 in Gippsland.
- Men represented 56.9% of deaths in Gippsland for the 2014-2018 period compared to women who accounted for 43.1% of deaths for the same period.
- Men represented 54% of newly diagnosed patients in Victoria compared to women 46.1% across all 11 tumour streams 2014-2018.
- Men represented 55.2% deaths in Victoria compared to 44.8% of women in Victoria for the 2014-18 period.