Cancer in Victoria 2017
Cancer is a leading burden of disease in Victoria; there are 95 new diagnoses every day.
- On average 30 Victorians died from cancer in Victoria in 2017.
- 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 2013-2016 period.
- The 65-69 age group represent the highest number of newly diagnosed with cancer across the 11 tumour streams in Gippsland.
- Men represented 55.3% of newly diagnosed patients compared to women 44.7% for the period 2013-2017 in Gippsland.
- Men represented 57.8% of deaths in Gippsland for the 2013-2017 period compared to women who accounted for 42.2% of deaths for the same period.
- Men represented 53.9% of newly diagnosed patients in Victoria compared to women 46.1% across all 11 tumour streams.
- Men represented 55.3% deaths in Victoria compared to 44.7% of women in Victoria for the 2013-17 period.
Data presented in this report is supplied by Victorian Cancer Registry; this Incidence data is published yearly and may change according to updates.
Registry Data 2018
Cancer in Victoria: Statistics & Trends 2017
Additional information can be found on the Cancer Council Victoria web site: www.cancervic.org.au/about-our-research/registry-statistics